Barrier Free Living with Universal Design
Imagine a home that is as beautiful and easy to get around when you’re young as when you’ve reached your senior years. That is a Universal Design home.
It’s easiest to build a new home or add an addition with Universal Design but you can also remodel your home’s current features to make them safer and more accessible. Universal Design is not just for people in wheelchairs and it doesn’t have to be obvious. Wider doorways, entranceways and hallways make a home look more spacious. Strategically-placed, decorative railings and grab bars can prevent falls. Single-level living can eliminate stairs which can become one of the biggest hurdles for people with limited physical abilities.
Want to make your home more user-friendly with Universal Design? Kitchen & Bath Depot is a full-service remodeler and can adapt your home to your needs now so you can keep your independence and remain in your home for as long as possible.
Bathrooms: Safe Bath Depot is the Universal Design Division of Kitchen & Bath Depot specializing in Bathrooms. Bathrooms can be the most dangerous room in the home simply because wet surfaces are slippery but there’s lots of “safe bath” features you can keep in mind when remodeling.
- Threshold-free, wide doorways- minimum 32″ width
- Barrier-free showers with seating
- Handheld showerheads positioned at a comfortable height
- Grab bars in shower
- Elevated toilet with assist-bars/safety rails
- Anti-scald, pressure balancing valves
- Vanities at custom heights
- At least 60″ of clear floor space to accommodate wheel chairs
- Choose easy-turn levers or sensor motion faucets for your fixtures
- If you love to bathe in a tub, consider a walk-in tub with hydro-therapy.
Kitchens: Arthritic hands or failing eyesight can make it difficult to work in the kitchen. Try these improvements:
- Choose appliances with controls on the front or side
- Variable height countertops for sitting or standing – accommodates tall and short/young and old
- Avoid knobs on cabinets and draws as they can be harder to grasp than pulls
- Plenty of task and overhead lighting – especially near cooking areas
- Keep bending to a minimum and take advantage of today’s smart cabinets and install lower flexible, rollout bins, drawers and shelving. Everything can be neatly organized in less space.
- Granite is beautiful but might not be the best choice for children or the elderly who are not so steady. Dropped glass items shatter easier because granite is one of the earth’s hardest stones. Opt for bacteria-resistant, man-made quartz surfaces that are virtually maintenance-free.
Is staying in your own home for as long as possible your goal or perhaps you’re a caretaker that needs room or whole-house modifications? Stop by Kitchen & Bath Depot’s Showroom in Rockville, Maryland and get a free consultation to discuss your remodeling needs for kitchen, bath, interior, exterior or whole-house remodeling with any of our experienced ADA Compliant Designers. Visit SafeBathDepot.com for more accessible bathroom ideas. Serving Montgomery County and Washington DC.
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Kitchen islands from Kitchen & Bath Depot are the ultimate update for adding style, utility, more appliances, seating, countertop space and storage to your kitchen remodel.
Consider expanding with a kitchen addition if you’re remodeling and just can’t fit this important work/entertainment center into your current kitchen footprint. An island is a wonderful separate cooking area but also serves as a social hub that your family and friends will gravitate to.
Here’s a collection of some sensational ones by Kitchen & Bath Depot with some nice features that will certainly elevate your new “Heart of the Home” to a whole new level of enjoyment:
The accent island: Love the look of wood but also like the openness that white cabinets offers? Have both. Set off your island with a different finish. This island sports a handy cooktop, lots of storage and shelving for keeping your favorite cookbooks nearby.
The entertainment island: Tuck a wine fridge under an island for easy entertaining right in the kitchen.
The cooking island: Plenty of room to create your cuisine and serve it fresh and hot right there for your guests on the granite countertop.
Dinner-is-served island: Room for 4 at this bi-level, stand-alone preparation area with oven and cooktop. Comfortable levels for sitting or standing.
The classic island: lots of storage and furniture-level beauty to use. A stunning, multi-use station for your kitchen.
The green machine island: rich green granite tops this handy work and baking island with oven and storage.
The hybrid island: has the looks of an island but in actuality it’s a wall knock-down. It combines the sink, dishwasher, seating area and improves the flow to the adjoining room- and opens up a lot of entertainment possibilities.
The oasis island: relocate your plumbing to the middle of the kitchen and have your sink and dishwasher centrally located to have a clean stretch of countertops along the wall. This kitchen island will also give you a good view of the adjoining room and let you face your kitchen company while you work.
The narrow island: Just enough extra countertop space and storage drawers to make a huge difference in a traditional kitchen.
Picked your favorite kitchen island that fits your lifestyle? Bring your ideas to Kitchen and Bath Depot’s Showroom in Rockville, Maryland and start planning that new kitchen you’ve always wanted with your own, private island.
Our designers created all these lovely kitchen islands for our customers with their particular needs in mind – and are looking forward to assisting you with your uniquely, perfect KBD design. Contact us today to get started…
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SafeBathDepot.com is the new Accessible Remodeling Division of Kitchen & Bath Depot, specializing in remodeling bathrooms with safety features for ADA* Compliance.
If you have mobility problems you can now enjoy free and independent bathing again by remodeling your traditional bathroom with an experienced Accessible Designer from Kitchen & Bath Depot. They help you create a bathroom that is easier to use with accessories like grab bars and shower seating so you feel more comfortable and secure!
Look to Safe Bath Depot as your source for:
- Bath liners and tub liners with safety features
- Barrier-free & low-threshold showers with seating
- Luxurious walk-in tubs
Information on the different bathroom products from quality manufacturers like Best Bath, Luxury Bath, and MediTub is available along with Photo Design Galleries to show you just how beautiful a safer bathroom can actually be!
The bathroom is the most dangerous room in the home when it comes to slipping and falling but it doesn’t have to be that way. An ADA Compliant bathroom isn’t just for those that need an easier way to navigate the bathroom (like the elderly, handicapped, or someone recuperating from illness or surgery) – these remodeling products and designs are luxurious, contemporary and are thoughtfully practical for guests and family members of any age in any type of home (with any type budget – financing is available).
It’s especially wise to update your bathroom before you actually may need the safety features. Plan for the future so you can “Age in Place” instead of spending a fortune having to move to assisted living. A Safer Bathroom is the perfect bathroom to add in a caregivers’ home and makes an ideal bathroom in an In-Law Suite .
Kitchen & Bath Depot is a full-service remodeler so if your accessibility needs don’t stop at the bathroom we can help you adjust any space, indoors or out, to fit your requirements. We can even add accessible additions on to your home with wider entrances and no thresholds.
Browse SafeBathDepot.com today or visit the Kitchen & Bath Depot showroom in Rockville, Maryland with your questions and ideas about that new accessible bathroom you have in mind – and feel free as a dove with your new bathing independence!
*Americans with Disabilities Act
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Save the most on glass shower doors by going direct
Nothing completes a modern bathroom like the new, designer, tempered-glass shower doors – and getting them at the direct price (no middleman) makes them even more attractive. Kitchen & Bath Depot in Rockville, Maryland custom manufactures their own gorgeous shower doors so you save with the discount price.
Anything is possible so choose from any custom configuration that you need. Kitchen & Bath Depot can cut them to fit an angled or curved wall, create them framed or frameless, hinged, sliding, bi-fold or even offer you a color or sand-etched design on your doors – it’s totally up to your imagination to come up with the perfect shower enclosure.
If you’ve seen it or can imagine it, we can create it with the following choices:
- Custom Sandblasting Designs
- Frameless Installations
- Custom Mitered Corners
- Both 3/8″ & 1/2″ Glass Available
- Custom Hardware
- Concave Doors
- Architectural Design & Installation
- Clear or Tinted
Wide range of styles to choose from:
- French Doors
- Bi-Fold Doors
- Sliding Doors-Sideless
- Sliding Doors
- Steam Enclosures
- Neo Angle
- Open or Closed Ceiling
Many people are so enamored with the new tempered glass shower door enclosures they are eliminating their bathtubs and enlarging their showers with multiple spray fixtures and gorgeous tiles that bring the spa experience to you. With the money you save going direct you can splurge on those luxury extras – like steam or multiple shower sprays.
Glass shower doors give your bathroom a wide open feel unlike mildewy shower curtains – easy maintenance: just wipe with a squeegee to keep that sparkling clarity.
Contact Kitchen & Bath Depot or visit their 3000 sq. ft. showroom in Rockville to see glass shower door displays today and find out all the options you have with custom glass shower doors at direct pricing - serving Maryland and Washington DC.
Kitchen & Bath Depot is a member of the National Kitchen and Bath Association.
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Radiant Floor Heating – for Barefoot Comfort
If you love the look of tile and stone in the bathroom but hate the chill, installing soothing WarmlyYours® radiant heating under it is your solution. WarmlyYours® is available at Kitchen & Bath Depot in Rockville, MD. It’s a little luxury that is cost efficient and makes a big difference in the comfort of your bathroom.
- Doesn’t stir up dust like a heating fan (great for allergy sufferers)
- Reduces noise levels
- Easy installation
- No maintenance
- Barefoot comfort like a spa
- Easy comfort control thermostats to provide comfort when you need it
- Choose from partial to full area coverage
- 25 year Warranty
- Energy Efficient – just pennies a day to operate
Stop by Kitchen and Bath Depot‘s Rockville, Maryland Showroom for your next bathroom remodeling project. We can show you how to make your new and improved bathroom feel like a spa with under-tile heating, towel warmers, radiant wall panels and mirror defoggers from WarmlyYours®, another fine manufacturer of kitchen and bath products you’ll find at Kitchen & Bath Depot of Maryland.
Radiant floor heating also works wonders for kitchens, basements, laundry rooms, playrooms, mudrooms – anywhere a warm floor would be welcome. Kitchen and Bath Depot is a full-service remodeler - your source for the perfect remodel – from one room to the whole house – serving Maryland and Washington DC. Since 1985.
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A quality kitchen cooks
Everyone appreciates a well-designed kitchen. It’s the one that exudes warmth, invites everyone in, and blends well with the architecture of your home. It’s the one that is easy to work in and the quality shines in every corner. There are many ways to make a kitchen design stellar. There’s also many ways to ruin a good kitchen with poor design and material choices. That’s where Kitchen & Bath Depot can help.
Cabinets: make sure your design starts with quality cabinets with good hinges. Think of the heavy use a kitchen cabinet or drawer gets during its lifetime. To get your budget’s worth invest in a line that touts its craftsmanship, not just its price tag. Kitchen & Bath Depot carries cabinet manufacturers that hold up to their promises like KraftMaid, Woodharbor, Bertch, Bellini, Holiday Kitchens, Durasupreme, Showplace - many more…
Tip: Cabinets that go up to the ceiling eliminate a wasted, dust-magnet area that can create extra maintenance for you.
Space: Make sure you balance your space. You don’t have to have so many cabinets that it gives your kitchen a walled appearance. Excessive storage that may never be used can take up valuable, working counterspace – especially around wall ovens - and can make a smaller room feel needlessly cramped.
Appliances: Go easy on the stainless. Stainless appliances are attractive but can overpower a kitchen and give your “heart of the home” a sterile appearance.
Style: Put your personal stamp on the kitchen and avoid cookie-cutter designs – our talented Kitchen & Bath Depot designers can help you attain that. A kitchen with personal touches like art, dishes, architectural and cabinet details – they all add up to a beautiful experience in the room you and your family spend quality time in. Keep the design restrained and try not to overdo the details or a small kitchen can become busy-looking and distracting fast.
Talk to Kitchen and Bath Depot about your new kitchen ideas and let us show you how to create a perfect, tasteful space in your home that you’re proud of ~ that everyone gravitates to, and makes preparing meals a pleasure for you. Visit our fabulous Kitchen & Bath Depot showroom in Rockville soon to get your new kitchen design “cooking”.
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Cabinet Refacing from Showplace Renew Now at KBD
Your current kitchen is outdated and you want a stylish, new kitchen look but:
- Your cabinets aren’t in that bad of shape
- You don’t have the luxury of losing the use of your kitchen for even a day
- You want a kitchen update but the budget doesn’t call for a full remodeling
- The thought of a huge mess from tear-out-remodeling is daunting
- You don’t want to wait months for a full remodeling to be completed
Then we have a solution for you. Kitchen & Bath Depot is now carrying Showplace Cabinetry.
It’s a fine custom cabinetry line with incredible styles of doors, options, finishes in a myriad of selections – all the things you love about custom. But – they also have developed a system of cabinet refacing with this fine line called Showplace Renew.
What this means is you can easily and quickly reface your current cabinets within 3-5 days after we’ve received your cabinet order – with real hardwood doors and panels, plus all the designer finishes you could dream of -and optional special accents. What makes this system stand out from the rest is that you can add full cabinets to the design if you wish to add new or more -implement elements like islands, spectacular range hoods, even add a fireplace with paneling- all fine hardwood cabinetry – no telltale refacing veneers like most systems.
Stop by Kitchen & Bath Depot’s showroom today and let us show you the kitchen of your dreams – quickly, at less cost, and less mess.
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Make your own custom furniture with cabinets from KraftMaid®
When you think of custom cabinetry you probably think of the kitchen: storage, display, islands, hoods… But today’s custom cabinetry comes in so many styles with so many options that if you use your imagination you’ll see that it can be used just about anywhere. By adding the right building blocks and a little ingenuity you can be your own furniture designer! Here’s some examples to get you thinking out of the box:
Make a Dining Room Hutch
- stacked wall cabinetry with glass inserts
- furniture drawers
- interior lighting
- add feet
Make your own Bedroom Furniture
- add 2 to 3, three-drawer bases
- furniture drawers
- custom cut wood tops to match or complement
- or add a door unit on top for tv or to make your own armoire
Make a Sofa Table
- frame doors
- cabinet bases
- custom cut wood top
- legs or feet
Design a Fireplace Mantel
- one wall pantry unit on either side of fireplace for pull-out storage for dvd’s, reading material
- add corbels, shelf, rich molding over fireplace
- finish off with matching panels to face the walls
So the next time you wish you could find the perfect piece of furniture, don’t search every furniture store in town, stop by Kitchen & Bath Depot and our staff can help you design a unique piece from your choice of woods, finishes, feet, storage accessories, hardware, lighting, molding, and styles from one of our quality cabinet manufacturer.
Walk-in Tubs are a Safer Bathing Alternative
Kitchen and Bath Depot carries walk-in tubs from Best Bath Systems and Luxury Bath Systems – both highly rated, innovative tubs for accessible bathing.
Why would you need a walk-in tub versus a regular tub? The most slippery room in your house is the bathroom because of the combination of water and slick water-resistant surfaces. The best time to think of making your bathroom safer is now – before you’ve had an accident. Accidents in the bathroom account for millions of dollars in medical costs and accidental deaths, especially in the senior years. A bad fall can mean the end to independent living. Be a smart “caretaker”. You’ll be better prepared for elderly guests in your home also.
Walk-in tubs are a great way to bath for anyone of limited capabilities (like seniors or handicapped individuals of any age).
- easy and safer to get in and out of
- have built-in seating
- they fit right in the space of a standard tub
- come in a variety of white shades to match your current bathroom design
- have many safety features: grab bars, special drain waste/water overflow, water-tight door (left or right side).
- there are even whirlpool options for a really relaxing soak
Want to know a little more about walk-in tubs? Come into our Rockville, MD showroom and we’ll show you an actual tub so you can see the quality for yourself. Contact Kitchen and Bath Depot, the accessible bathing experts..
Ask Kitchen & Bath Depot about all the features of the BigE tub by Best Bath Systems
A new bathroom in as little as a day!
Right before any holiday we get a lot of frantic homeowners with guests coming and they want to know how they can get a bathroom remodeled quickly. The answer is bath liners (also known as tub liners or shower surrounds). We can fit your existing tub surround with the newest in materials and you’ll be excited with the results. The liners of today are nothing like what you may remember from years ago.
Here’s some reasons why you may choose a bathliner from Kitchen and Bath Depot over a custom designer bathroom:
- We’ve been replacing tubs, showers and enclosures since 1988
- It costs a fraction of the cost consumers normally pay.
- The technology creates custom tub liners and wall systems designed to fit perfectly over existing tubs and wall surfaces.
- Made from tough ABS-backed and solid acrylics
- Kitchen & Bath Depot can install your new tubs and walls along with brand new faucets and fixtures in as little as one day (if there are no major problems existing).
- We can adjust the design to make it ADA compliant and safe for older users
- Microban protects your tub area from mold and mildew so it’s easy to clean
- Many features are available to give you just the look you want: European designed doors, luxurious whirlpools, acrylic wainscoting and accessories give you options to create a bright contemporary looking bathroom.
- Available in solid colors, marbles and granites, faux 4×4 and 8×8 tile styles, to fit over hundreds of bath designs.
Bath liners are the perfect system for someone who wants a maintenance-free tub or shower that is mold and mildew resistant; it won’t require periodic grouting and caulking like most wall tile and tile shower bases. So you can make that guest bathroom deadline affordably, quickly - and love the results! Your home’s value and guests will enjoy it too. Contact Kitchen & Bath Depot today or stop by our Rockville, MD showroom and talk to our designers.
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