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The Many Benefits of Barrier-Free Showers

Date/ Tuesday, October 18
Time / 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Location / Arsin Rug Gallery, 1025 N. Stemmons Frwy, Ste. 747
Date/ Wednesday, October 19
Time / 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Location / Interior Resources, 1620 Oak Lawn Ave
Credit / 1 barrier free CEPH & 1 CEU

Barrier-free bathrooms have been recognized as top bathroom design trends, and blogs galore in the design and construction industry tout their popularity.  Some design trends start because there is a unique need in the market and then catch fire because the new solution is better in so many ways.  The rise of the barrier-free shower is a perfect example of this phenomenon.  First developed to accommodate the growing interest in aging in place spurred by Boby Boomers, barrier-free showers are now considered the next level in beautiful, luxurious interiors.

This course will take a closer look at the benefits that this aging-friendly and now trending solution can bring to a bathroom and a few important best practices that will help avoid some of the challenges that can arise during construction.

At the end of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

1. Describe the connection between barrier-free showers and the design objectives of again in place or living in place.

2. Explain how barrier-free shower spaces comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) design standards.

3. Identify the basic elements and considerations for incorporating this more accessible barrier-free shower into a new construction or renovation project.

4. Specify the right linear drain system for any given project.

Cynthia Carter is a Partner with Next Generation Marketing, a representative agency specializing in luxury plumbing and hardware products.  Additionally, she is past president of the Decorative Plumbing and Hardware Association, a national organization whose goal is to advance the professional development of those involved in the decorative plumbing and hardware trade.  She has a tremendous passion for the industry and believes education elevates confidence and pride, which is paramount to the career success of its professionals.


Cynthia Carter
Next Generation Marketing

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