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Inspiration Friday… Loving the wood tile wall installation in this bathroom! So fresh🌿.

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Another Wheelchair Accessible Roll-In Shower by BFA,llc

In love 😍 with this dreamy curbless shower we just finished...another happy bathroom renovation complete! # adaforall #bfallccontractor #accessiblebathroom #rollinshower #aginginplace

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9 Different ways to lay Subway Tiles

This tile comes in all shades, sizes, and textures. It’s so classic, yet modern looking too! Here is some inspiration for fun ways lay your subway tile in a bathroom or kitchen.

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  • 1. Herringbone at 90 Degrees
  • 2. Step Ladder
  • 3. Classic Subway
  • 4. Classic with a Twist
  • 5. Geometric Look
  • 6. Stacked Vertical
  • 7. Stacked Tile
  • 8. 90 Degree Classic
  • 10. Classic Herringbone

Learn more about accessible bathrooms by calling us at 734-414-9525 or Email us  admin@adaforall.com

Accessibility Solutions is Our Passion.

An #stairlift increases safety, reduces fall risk, and adds value to the home. Installation takes only 1 day! @harmar_mobility #straightstairlift#MichiganAccessible#stayathome.

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Aluminum Modular XP

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The improved system is easy to install! Optional handrail designs available upon request and
Multiple configurations possible.

  • Made in the USA
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • Easy to Assemble
  • Ramp sections are welded in lengths of 3', 4' & 5'
  • Welded ramp sections are combined to create longer ramp lengths
  • Can be easily moved or reconfigured
  • Durable and weather resistant
  • Little or no site preparation required
  • All aluminum construction
  • Little or no maintenance
  • 45° and 60° platforms for those hard to reach landing areas
  • Multiple configurations to accommodate most situations
  • ADA handrail extensions, guardrails, stairs, and gates available
  • Accommodates rises up to 60"
  • 36", 42", & 48" Wide Ramping available
  • Standard 4X4, 4X5, 5X5, 5X6, 5X8, 5X10, & 6X6 Platforms available

Customer Service available to answer any questions you may have! 

Wheelchair Access is absolutely necessary. Make it Inclusive.

Don’t treat ADA compliance as a requirement. Instead, use the specifics as bare minimums and make your business known for accessibility. Even the letter of the law on ADA compliance can make your premises unwieldy or unpleasant for many customers. Here’s how to use the rules to shape the next renovation or improvement to your restaurant’s layout:

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Here is another example of our quality of work. This beautiful and functional walk-in shower was finished by our wonderful team.

There are many simple Accessible Home Modifications and Independent Living Solutions that can increase the safety and convenience of any home. More people are choosing to stay in their homes as they age.  

Learn more about accessible bathrooms by calling us at 734-414-9525 to learn more about the products and services we provide.

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Your Vision. Our Expertise.

Happy Wednesday!! 
Learn more about our services.
Do you have any questions for our team? 
Comment below or feel free to give us a call at
(734)414-9525.

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Art + Soul!

For this #motivationMonday our blog post is on Art & Soul. Yes! The soul always finds a way to love and connect with the world through art. 

A beautiful example is the Creative Growth Art Center. The Center in Oakland, California is dedicated to giving artists with disabilities the space to let their talents shine. Today, their work has been shown all over the world, from La Biennale di Venezia to MoMA The Museum of Modern Art.
For them ART is their language. Be amaze!

https://www.facebook.com/greatbigstory/videos/1841777119458046/
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#disability #Disabilityawareness #BFAllc #ADAforall #ADAForall.com#accessiblehome #accessible #accessiblehomemodifications#accessiblespace #accessibledesign #wheelchairaccessible#wheechairrenovations #localbusiness #familybusiness #rollinshower#grabbars #bidettoilerseat #handheldshower #bathroomrenovation#accessibility #accessibilitysolutions #Michiganbusiness #familybusiness #smallbusiness #CP #cerebralpalsy #breakdisabilitystereotypes #MS#multiplesclerosis #ALS #parkinsons #disabilityContractor #disabilityconsultant #wheelchairaccessiblebathroom #ADAforall #localbusiness #Michiganfamilybusiness #michigansmallbusiness #northville #livonia #westbloomfield #novi #birmingham #royaloak #troy #annarbor #dexter #saline #railings #spinabifida #parkinsons #cerebralpalsymom #cerebralpalsyfamily #wheelchair #beautifulandfunctional #veteran #veterans #grosspointefarms #accessibleshower #accessiblebathroom #accessiblebath #accessiblegarage #accessibleentrance #openlayout #openfloorplan #lift #ceilinglifts #ceilinglift #motivationMonday

 

Grab bars need not look institutional anymore.

 Grab bars need not look institutional anymore. They can be beautiful and fluid looking like the wave grab bar. Make your bathroom safe, but at the same time stylish.   This MOEN grab bar doubles as a paper holder and can hold up to 250lbs.  For more information on accessibility, give us a call at 734-414-9525 Today!

Grab bars need not look institutional anymore. They can be beautiful and fluid looking like the wave grab bar. Make your bathroom safe, but at the same time stylish. 

This MOEN grab bar doubles as a paper holder and can hold up to 250lbs.

For more information on accessibility, give us a call at 734-414-9525 Today!

Memorial Day Weekend in Detroit

 The Riverwalk- Photo by  Michelle & Chris Gerard

The Riverwalk- Photo by Michelle & Chris Gerard

On this Memorial Day weekend, remember to take time to honor the true meaning. May we never forget those who paid the ultimate sacrifice.

There are a lot of events and activities to do this weekend in Detroit.

Click on the link below to learn more...

Fun things to do in Detroit this Memorial Day weekend.

Have a great weekend!

Caring for Tor- An intimate look at the life of a young caregiver

Stephane Alexis, 24, has put his own goals and aspirations on hold to help his parents care for his younger brother Torence, who has cerebral palsy. Young caregivers are an often-overlooked population - too tired from the day-to-day to advocate for more resources and support.

As a family with a loved one with disabilities, we like to bring awareness to the disability community and their caregivers.

This short, 8 minute documentary is raw, unfiltered reality of the life of Tor and his caregivers.

Recently, young caregivers are being recognized for their roles as caregivers in their families.

Let us know what you think below.

 Are you a young caregiver? Tell us what your experience is.

 

Accessibility & Technology: Microsoft Xbox Adaptive Controllers

Technology is working alongside Accessibility more than ever.

Microsoft is coming out with adaptive Xbox controllers and we are all excited!

Watch the video bellow to see all the attachments you can use...

Designed primarily to meet the needs of gamers with limited mobility, the Xbox Adaptive Controller is a unified hub for devices that help make gaming more accessible. Connect external devices such as switches, buttons, mounts, and joysticks to create a custom controller experience that is uniquely yours.

Click here to go to Microsoft Xbox website.

 

According to Microsoft Story Labs page

" The new Xbox Adaptive Controller, which will be available later this year, can be connected to external buttons, switches, joysticks and mounts, giving gamers with a wide range of physical disabilities the ability to customize their setups. The most flexible adaptive controller made by a major gaming company, the device can be used to play Xbox One and Windows 10 PC games and supports Xbox Wireless Controller features such as button remapping. "
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There is a group of gamers who have tested these controllers. One of the gamers, Dan Bertholomey, is excited for the endless possibilities the controllers have. He now plans on competing again in eSports! 

Another gamer, Solomon Romney said,

"I can customize how I interface with the Xbox Adaptive Controller to whatever I want. If I want to play a game entirely with my feet, I can. I can make the controls fit my body, my desires, and I can change them anytime I want. You plug in whatever you want and go. It takes virtually no time to set it up and use it. It could not be simpler. I get to redesign my controller every day and get to choose how I want to play, Romney said. For me, that's the greatest thing ever." 

There is so much more to read and learn about the Xbox adaptive controllers.

I am very excited but really I am happy this FINALLY exists. Inclusivity matters. Sofia was thinking the same thing as me, It's about time!

Would you use these controllers? Have you made your own adaptive controller?

Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

Transformation Tuesday- Roll in Shower

Happy Tuesday!

Today I want to show you how we transformed a small, cramped bathroom into a spacious roll in shower. 

Click on the slideshow below to see this weeks Transformation ...

The purpose of a roll in shower is essentially that there are NO barriers. It is an open layout design. 

Notice in the images above that there is a drain in the shower. Where the drain is, there is a slight slope, which allows the water to flow directly into the drain and keep the rest of the bathroom floor dry.

Other equipment shown are the grab bars and ADA toilet. There is a standard grab bar by the toilet as well as a flip grab bar. This gives our client the help she needs to transition to and from the toilet. Lastly, an ADA height toilet makes all of the difference. These toilets are higher than standard toilets, which helps our client significantly.

Remember, all of these modifications are made to improve our clients quality of life. An ADA home gives our clients INDEPENDENCE to do as much as they can at home, and to STAY at home. 

For more information on accessibility, give us a call at 734-414-9525 Today!

Harmar Stair Lifts- Made in USA

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Any home can be accessible. Harmar Pinnacle Stair lifts are made in the USA, guaranteeing high quality! Call us today to learn more about stair lifts at (734)414-9525 and check out the Stair lift section of our website here.

Bathroom Renovation Tips that Make Cleaning a Breeze

What if I told you that one day, you may enjoy cleaning your bathroom?

Would you call me crazy?

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In this article from Houzz, Becky Harris talks about her recently renovated bathroom and how much easier it is to clean it.

If you think about it, these renovations can make a big difference.

  • Having a hand held shower makes it easy to rinse the shower area.
  • Wall mounted toilet and sinks are the best! They take up little space and give you an open layout. This makes it so much easier to clean the floor, since there is less stuff in the way.
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  • Also, take into consideration the premium quality materials we use in bathroom remodels. BFA LLC, always double waterproofs bathrooms and use mold and mildew resistant grout. We also look for tile that is low maintenance and  non slip. 

When your bathroom is properly renovated with modern materials and technology, you will want to be in there more and it will be a lot easier to keep clean.

Learn more about BFA LLC. and the services we provide, give us a call at 734-414-9525 or send us an email.

What does your dream bathroom look like?

Comment below!

Virtual Reality and Accessiblity

Have you heard of Virtual Reality?

The most common access to Virtual Reality is the Samsung Galaxy Gear. This kit consists of a headset that you put your Samsung phone in (shown in video below) and then put that head piece on. This form of technology has the ability to take you anywhere in or out of this world, using the Samsung phone screen. 

My first experience with Virtual Reality, or VR, was this Samsung. It is almost like putting on  goggles that give you a 360 degree view of any image or video the phone is displaying. 

When I put on the VR Gear, I saw a video of a National Forrest. It was incredible, I felt like I was really there. I was amazed that I could go anywhere I wanted with this VR, which meant that anyone else can too. Even someone in a wheelchair or someone who is bed bound. It was like a light bulb turned on in my brain. And I was not alone!

Watch the video below from USA Today, where Tim learns about VR and tries it out!

My favorite quote from Tim was, 

" Everywhere is Accessible! "

That's the beauty of this technology. It is accessible and makes everything accessible! 

I hope that the VR experience shows Tim that he can do all the things he dreams of doing. To learn more about Tim and how you can help, go to his GoFundme page.

What do you think about Virtual Reality? Do you have experience with it?

Let us know in a comment below!

From bathtub to Roll-in shower

The BFA,LLC. team is currently working on a Roll in shower for a client. Take a look at the progress our team has made already.

After demolition, the crew has a blank slate, where they work their construction magic!

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What do you think about this shower?

Want your bathroom to look like this? 

Call us today to learn more about Roll-in Showers at 734-414-9525 or feel free to contact us via email.

 

Do you know American Sign Language?

Watch this video from NPR, that educates others on American Sign Language and its differences.

Did you learn something new? Do you already know ASL and would like to add something?

Let us know by commenting below!

Transformation Tuesday

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Spring is officially here, which means we can finally spend time outside!

Is your front entrance accessible? Is it ready for the spring?

The BFA, LLC. team just finished this front deck and ramp in Dearborn Heights, MI.

Now our client will be able to soak up the sun, on the porch, while in her wheelchair. Remember, accessible modifications are all about Quality of Life! I think it is safe to say that our client will be living a better quality of life with her new deck and ramp.

Call us today at 734-414-9525 to learn more about accessible entrances.