How to Age-Proof Your Bathroom

Sep 17, 2018

If you plan to stay in your house for a long time, think about accessible design options. Kitchens and bathrooms are the spaces we all use the most. They also happen to be wet zones inviting slips and falls. Reduce slip hazards and provide adequate lighting and comfort to age-proof your bathroom. These ideas will ensure your safety and comfort in your bathroom for a long time.

How to Age-Proof Your Bathroom

Install a Shower Bench

An age-proof bathroom design must have a safe place to sit in the shower. The less time you spend standing in the shower, the fewer chances you have of slipping and falling. Get a built-in and tiled bench or a freestanding one. Make it large enough for comfortable sitting and bathing. Any bathroom remodeling company can provide both types of shower benches.

Install a Handheld Shower Head

These clever shower heads are height adjustable. With easy access from your shower bench, you can wash up even while seated.

Install Double-Duty Grab Bars

These are something you can hold on to when entering and exiting your shower. Install one on the outside of your shower and on each of your interior walls. They will help you navigate the space in safety. Grab bars are also very functional as towel and robe racks. Get them from a reliable bathroom remodeling services provider near you.

Increase The Height Of Your Vanity

The standard vanity height is 31½ inches. This isn’t always high enough for some homeowners. Raise it to the standard kitchen counter height of 34½inches. You can then avoid hunching over when you’re washing up. Make it also wheelchair-accessible with 34 inches (The American Disabilities Act guidelines).

An expert remodeler can suggest the perfect vanity for you.

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