If you have purchased the home you ever want to live in, you need to think about things you are going to need to age in place as you get older. When it comes to your bathroom remodel, there are several things you need to consider to make it easier to use the space as you age. You can create a beautiful and functional bathroom that anyone would be happy to spend their time in. Straight Up Remodeling is here to share our best bathroom remodeling ideas for your forever home.
Built In Shower Bench
A place to sit while you are using your shower can be extremely helpful as you get older. This is especially helpful if you have someone that is in a wheelchair that needs to use the shower space. It creates a place that you can sit and shower without risking the chance of falling and getting hurt in the process.
Where Should Grab Bars Be Placed in a Bathroom
Shower and toilet grab bars are also a must for aging in place. As you get older, the added help getting in and out of the shower as well as on and off the toilet can be something that you never would have thought of until you needed it. Rather than the grab bars being an eyesore, you can choose ones that compliment your style and can actually be aesthetically pleasing.
Low Threshold or Curbless Shower
When you are planning on aging in place, you need to steer clear from tub and shower combinations. They can be dangerous to get in an out of as you age. Instead, think about showers that have a low threshold or are curb less to reduce the risk of falling.
Handheld Shower Heads
Along with shower seating, every shower should have a handheld shower head. This makes using the shower much more feasible as you get older. You will find that you don’t need help when you have a shower head that can be detached and held rather than attached and immovable.
Non-Slip Bathroom Flooring
Some bathroom flooring options can be quite slippery when they are wet. Make sure you are choosing a tile or stone flooring that will be slip resistant when water is on it to reduce the risk of falling for older people.
Bathroom Storage Space
Every bathroom can benefit from adequate storage solutions. When you are choosing storage for your bathroom remodel, think about storage that is easily accessible. Don’t have too many things that are out of reach and require a step stool to get to them.
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If you are getting ready to remodel your bathroom in your forever home, consider calling on the remodeling pros at Straight Up Remodeling to help make your vision for your bathroom a reality. We can help you make all the selections needed to ensure your bathroom is safe even after you have aged. Call us today!