Though there are many circumstances that can change your plans, many homeowners frequently find the home they intend to live in forever. After the decision is made to stay there, quite a few people will consider remodeling the home in different ways to better suit their need. Bathrooms become more dangerous as our risk of slipping and falling increases significantly as we grow older. The bathroom can also be made into a private oasis, as well. To make a few suggestions for remodeling the bathroom in your forever home, is what we at Straight Up Remodeling would like to do today.
Curbless or Low Threshold Showers
You must cross to get in, the tub/shower duos are convenient, they have a high threshold, you must cross to get in for growing families who need to transition from tub to shower. The threshold can become a danger to get in and out of daily as we age. There are a couple of options in order to improve the safety of the tub/shower.
1) Those that are considered low threshold showers or walk-in showers, the showers with thresholds that are under 2-inches tall.
2) As they are able to roll straight into the shower, curb-less or roll-in showers are convenient for members of your family who may be in a wheelchair.
We can help you find the best option for your shower if you need assistance.
Put in a Shower Bench
A built-in shower seat is a beneficial feature of any universal design bathroom. A safe and convenient place to sit is provided with a shower bench. For anyone in a wheelchair to move from their chair to the shower being much safer than a portable shower seat that can slip and fall while in use, a built-in shower seat is much easier.
Add a Handheld Shower Head
While seated or for those folks that have limited mobility that handheld which is a must forever homes, shower heads can help make it easier to shower. This makes cleaning the shower easier too as well.
Grab Bars Should Be Placed in Bathroom
Often viewed as ugly, eye sores, are the grab bars. So they do not look out of place, we make sure to install grab bars that are tasteful and fit the style of your home. The installation grab bars that are tasteful and fit the style of your home from a skilled contractor, however. In both the shower and toilet at least, we recommend adding them. To help you determine the correct amount for your needs, each bathroom and individual have different needs.
Easy to Reach Bathroom Storage
In order to retrieve toiletries and other items in your bathroom, it can be challenging for some clients to reach low or high. In order to reduce the need to crouch or bend down to reach things such as shampoo and soap while showering, professionals can design easy to reach storage spaces in your bathroom. As you increase your safety, and ensure you have a comfortable and beautiful bathroom for years to come, it makes it easy to reach storage will be more convenient for you as you.
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The artisan of Straight Up Remodeling is your leading expert to ensure your bathroom remodeling is done with long-term efficiency and of high-quality while you consider modern and aging in place options, no matter how you envision your forever your bathroom. Call us today!