How do you renovate a bathroom into an ADA bathroom inexpensively?

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Due to health issues, I need to remodel my bathroom and make it as close to ADA as possible in the most inexpensive way because of lack of funds. I need a roll out shower in place of the bath tub and a spot for washer and dryer because I can no longer make it down the stairs where the laundry room is. We have been pricing items and everything is so expensive. The shower kit with handheld and slide bar alone is over $1500.00 and that does not include any other accessories like grab bar etc. At this time our tub is not usable and the shower is too small for a chair and I do not feel safe so I desperately need this remodel. After getting quotes from reputable contractors, the demo is going to cost $2500.00 and the remodel with roll out approximately 16,000. with supplies. One good reason I would be so very grateful to win just the supplies!!

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  • GrandmasHouseDIY GrandmasHouseDIY on Aug 09, 2018

    I would check to see if you have a scratch and dent place close to you. I saved a bundle purchasing my washer and dryer from them, they were brand new but had a dent on the side but they cost me less then half of brand new.

  • Contact your local Habitat for Humanity and Department on Aging. They might be able to help you. In the interim, at least get a small stool to place in your shower until work can be completed.

  • Mogie Mogie on Aug 09, 2018

    You might get some ideas from the pics on this page: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/197595502371334890/?lp=true

  • Dfm Dfm on Aug 09, 2018

    typically, if you get a prescription for for the needed equipment, your insurance company may cover the costs. there area agencies that will supply help and companion ship, some insurances cover that cost. care.com is the agency that's popular in my area.

    the helpers are certified cna's local term for certified nurse assistant.

  • Beni Beni on Sep 24, 2021

    Ada compliant bathrooms are not optional; they are mandatory in public restrooms. You can also renovate an old bathroom by installing the best-quality equipment for handicapped bathrooms at a budget-friendly price!

    The first concern is the toilet and toilet stall. The size of a standard ADA toilet should be a minimum of seventeen inches and a maximum of nineteen inches with a depth of at least fifty-six inches. Particular distributors will inform you about the most low-cost products available.


    Additional ADA requirements entail at least one sink in the bathroom must be at least 29 inches from the floor and no higher than 34 inches. Furthermore, the countertop area between the edge of the counter and the sink must not exceed 2 inches.

    Provide ample room for movement and properly-sized sinks. Shower sinks are also a must-have! Don’t forget about grab bars, accessible toilets.

  • Marie Marie on Sep 24, 2021

    We had to make our bathroom as close to ADA as possible. I bought the walk-in safety tub for $300 on OfferUp, you might want to check there for washer/dryer. I've been looking at them for under $500 and some people on OfferUp will deliver. We got a small vanity for $50 at a Liquidation Discount Store. The sink, faucets, and toilet grab bar delivered from Amazon for another $90. The new flooring from Lumber Liquidators for $70 because it's a small bathroom. The tub safety grab bars, toilet, and paint we got from HomeDepot $360. Home Depot will deliver for a price. Afer we got all the supplies, we called a plumber and asked him what he would charge to put it all in. He is charging us $800 to do the work. The new bathroom is costing us about $1,700.

    I think Habitat for Humanity will come in and demo for you, they will keep what they take out if they think they can re-sell it. It may be worth contacting them for the demo.