Open space underneath a countertop is important for accommodating a wheelchair. This countertop is 34 inches high. “My clients really only needed storage for the basics — toothbrushes, toothpaste, hairbrushes. They didn’t have a lot they needed to store,” Perkins says.
To make up for the lack of vanity storage, she installed his-and-her medicine cabinets, a freestanding shelf under the counter and a niche above the toilet. There’s also plenty of counter space for leaving out daily items should either of them be a wheelchair user in the future.
“It was important to use single-handled faucets so that they could get the temperature right with just one hand and support themselves with the other,” she says. There are wall sconces for facial light, as well as recessed lighting in the ceiling and a fan light in the shower.
As for style, it was important to give the room a warm look that would last. “We knew we wanted to make the room timeless,” Perkins says. “So for longevity, we didn’t do anything that was too edgy or on trend. We kept it clean, simple and neutral.”
She chose a penny tile in warm neutral hues for the flooring. Then she extended it up to create an accent wall that also serves as a backsplash. The countertop is granite and the faucets are oil-rubbed bronze. The rounded edges of the sconces and mirrors play off the circles of the penny tiles.Browse ADA-compliant faucets in the Houzz Shop