When trying to make an accessible bathroom, what is the Skinny Part of the bathroom where a wheelchair or walker will have the most trouble?
Almost 80% of bathrooms are the same size with a similar layout. 8 feet long by 5 feet wide with the shower or tub in back. See drawing.
Most people would say the tightest spot in the bathroom is the bathroom door and they would be right and wrong at the same time. Most bathroom doors are 24 inches with a clear space of 23 inches and have to be widened for wheelchair or walker use. A Standard walker is 23.5 inches and a standard wheelchair is 27-28 inches.
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