It seems that no matter how big a room is planned, there are always changes I need to make in perspective. Our master bathroom is no different.
Overall, I’m very happy with how the room looks and functions, and when talking about a room that is and will be used regularly by someone in a wheelchair, functionality is very important. But there are two main things I want to go back and change. One of them is an unforgiving management. But one is something I will never know because this is all new to us.
Outlet(s) Behind Middle Cabinet
This is “How could I have forgotten that?” wrong I wish I could go back and change. Why in the world didn’t I think to put an outlet behind the center cabinet on the vanity wall so we could hide the rechargeable items in the drawers?
I have several things I want to pursue – something to clean the face, something to do red light therapy for the face, something to whiten teeth. I don’t think I realized how many things I could recharge until I started moving things in the bathroom.
I have to say that my handling of an outlet behind the cabinet was the biggest and most annoying mistake I made in this bathroom, and since the cabinet is under the window, there is no easy way to fix it. . I don’t think there’s any way to fix this without messing up a wall under one of the vanities, and that’s not going to happen. I’ll live with the discomfort before I go back to this bathroom and have to fix a wall.
The good news is that I don’t use these things every day, and I think I can find a way to store these things in a glass-fronted water closet cabinet. Since that cabinet has an outlet to the right of it, and there’s an extension cord running through it for the LED lights, I think I can put the stuff in and keep it charging in that cabinet , and maybe put them in a basket so they’re less visible. There is always a solution. 🙂
And the second thing I would change in hindsight…
I wasn’t as hard on myself with this as I was with the outlet because the whole wheelchair-accessible shower was new to us, and we didn’t know what to expect.
At one point, I thought of having two showerheads on the same wall because the shower was so big.
I changed my mind because the whole point of having such a large shower was so that Matt could freely move his wheelchair in the shower. Having two shower heads on the same wall means that he will be pushed to one side or the other, and that seems to defeat the purpose of having such a large shower for him. And I think having a main showerhead and a handheld can be a lot.
But now that we’re using the shower, I wish I didn’t have two showerheads together, but one leakage. And I don’t put them all on one wall, but I put one on each of the three walls in the enclosed shower area.
The only issue is when I help Matt take a shower. Obviously when I shower, one showerhead is plenty. But when I help Matt in his shower, the three showerheads (one on each of the three walls) allow me to help him, move freely around him, while always warming up under the stream of water. As of now, Matt is getting all the hot water (yes, he wants the showerhead and the handheld both pointing at him to warm up 😀 ) while I’m on the freezing side.
It’s fine. 😀 That’s right. I’m willing to be a little cold while he has a nice shower. And the shower was great. In fact, it is more than beautiful. This changed Matt’s life. But I wish I knew then what I know now.
Those are really the only two things I want to change. But overall, I really like our new bathroom. I look forward to the day when it doesn’t have an outside door, though. I can’t wait until the door leads to our new bedroom instead of Cooper’s fence in the yard. It’s a little frustrating now that my big dog is trailing dirt and mud in our new bathroom. 😀 But that’s a temporary inconvenience that will change over time.
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