Did you know that licensed interior designers have studied and are tested on codes for safety, health and well-being of the occupants of buildings, as well as requirements for accessibility in ADA (the Americans for Disability Act)?
As people age or something happens in their life that changes the requirements for their environment, they may need to renovate and/or move or downsize from their current residence. For example, each time Melbourne’s Finn Design creates a bathroom design, whether new construction, redesign or renovation, licensed interior designer Riitta Ylonen takes into account all the ways the company can make the space more accessible, safer and user-friendly — in addition to satisfying the aesthetic requirements of the clients for years to come.
- Some design elements we recommend for each shower are:
- A built-in or folding seat
- Nice grab bars for safety and support
- Eliminating the shower curb if possible as in universal design
- Non-slippery shower floor materials such as smaller tile or mosaic
- At least one hand-held shower on a slide
- Integrated niche or niches for shampoos, etc.
- Adequate lighting and ventilation
Those practical features are in addition to pleasing color schemes, accessories and tile designs. Glass shower enclosures can be ordered with an optional shield to make them easier to keep clean.
Finn Design does full-service interior design, space planning, redesign, custom cabinetry, furniture design and creation, custom upholstery, and transformation of any space.
Riitta Ylonen takes projects from planning to execution with a meticulous attention to detail. She designs custom cabinetry that is beautifully hand-built by her husband, Juha, for residential and commercial spaces.
See more of Finn Design’s award-winning work, or call 321-956-2011.