Accessible Home Transformation in Lafayette: A Multi-Space Renovation for Enhanced Mobility

Remodeling Need

The homeowner, facing mobility challenges and using a wheelchair, found her Lafayette home increasingly unsuitable. The family room, an addition with a step-down entry, the kitchen’s narrow doorway, and bathrooms equipped with tub/shower combos presented significant accessibility issues.

Design Solution

The renovation aimed to enhance accessibility while keeping the homeowner’s preferences in mind. The family room floor was raised to level with the rest of the house, eliminating the step-down and ensuring easy wheelchair access. The space was refreshed with new carpet, paint, and an accent wall featuring stylish wallpaper.

In the kitchen, thoughtful redesigning of closet space on the opposite wall allowed for an expansion and more open layout. The new design improved workflow, increased countertop space, and ensured wheelchair accessibility. Appliances were rearranged to complement the new layout.

The bathrooms underwent a significant transformation, adhering to the homeowner’s favored blue theme, evident throughout the house. This theme was accentuated with unique wallpaper and blue marble-like tiles. Key to the bathroom remodels were accessibility features like multiple grab bars, a floating bench, and a hand sprayer in the shower, providing both comfort and safety.

Result

This comprehensive renovation successfully addressed the homeowner’s mobility needs while infusing the home with a personal touch. The family room, kitchen, and bathrooms were transformed into spaces that are not only accessible but also aesthetically pleasing. The result is a home that is safe, comfortable, and beautifully tailored to its owner’s needs and tastes.

Before
After
Before
After

Kitchen Materials:

  • Wallpaper: Spoonflower Lattice Half Drop Midnight Romance Wallpaper
  • Faucet: Delta 19802Z-BL-DST Lenta Matte Black Single-Handle Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet with ShieldSpray
  • Sink: Kraus KGD-442BLACK Quarza 33 inch Undermount Double Basin Granite Composite Kitchen Sink
  • Countertop: MSI Calacatta Miraggio Cielo
  • Flooring: Coretec Northwoods Oak VV023-00205
  • Cabinets: Showplace Edgewater door style with Simpli White paint
  • Hardware: Amerock BP55271BBR Blackrock Black Bronze 1.25 Inch Square Cabinet Knob
    Amerock BP55277BBR Blackrock Black Bronze 5 Inch Center to Center Handle Cabinet Pull
  • Backsplash: Emser Parkview Blue 24 x 47 Polished
  • Foyer Light: Possini Euro Liston 14 inch W Iced Black and Brass Ceiling Light

Hall Bath Materials:

  • Wallpaper: Spoonflower Blue and Gold Art Deco Scallop Jumbo Wallpaper Nonpasted Traditional Pebble Texture
  • Fixtures: Delta Lahara Style in the Champagne Bronze Finish
  • Shower Door: Kohler K-706015-L-2MB Levity Vibrant Brushed Moderne Brass 74 inch High x 59.675 inch Wide Bypass Frameless Shower Door with Clear Glass
  • Hardware: Liberty P40273C-CZ-CP 3.75 inch Champange Bronze Drum Drawer Pull & Liberty P35538C-CZ-CP Drum 1.25 in. (32 mm) Champagne Bronze Round Cabinet Knob
  • Shower Tile: Virginia Tile Frost Ice 12×24 Tile With Mapei Frost Grout & Emser Parkview Blue 24 x 47 Polished – Niche & Bench with Mapei Black Grout
  • Cabinet: Showplace Edgewater Door Style with Naval Paint
  • Light: ZHLWIN Modern Gold Crystal Bathroom Vanity Light 6-Lights Modern Bathroom Wall Light Gold Bathroom Vanity Light Fixtures Gold 6-Light
  • Flooring: MSI Trecento Calacatta Serra
  • Countertop: Same as kitchen

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