Ways to Improve Bathroom Accessibility
Most homeowners have two chief goals for bathroom remodels: to improve the aesthetic appeal and to enhance accessibility. These days, you can achieve both easily so long as you identify trending designs and choose bathroom features that support convenience. Remodeling your bathroom to improve accessibility can include a wide range of options, from universal solutions—like sprayer attachments for showerheads—to tub-to-shower conversions. Finding the right solution for your needs starts with understanding who is using the bathroom—your whole family or perhaps one person with mobility challenges—and which features work for your unique needs. Let’s take a closer look at these universal and specific bathroom accessibility upgrades.
Universal design—a concept devoted to improving accessibility for people of all ages and physical capabilities—is the way of the future. If you’re about to embark on a remodeling project and want to enhance bathroom safety for your entire household, consider implementing the following universal design changes:
- Non-slip flooring
- A roll-in (no-threshold) shower with non-slip seating
- Easily reachable light controls and storage
- A floating vanity with space underneath for seated residents
- Handrails around the toilet and bathing area
- A widened doorway
- Additional lighting
Accessible Bathroom Ideas for Seniors
While all of the aforementioned universal solutions will work for anyone, sometimes older adults need a more refined accessibility plan. This is especially true for any homeowner who is planning to age in place. To do this, focus on bathroom usability and safety. Here are some clever bathroom ideas for seniors concerned with accessibility:
- Install a walk-in shower or tub
- Install raised toilets
- Get a sprayer attachment or handheld showerhead
- Add chair-height shower seating
Of all of these solutions, low-entry shower systems are the most beneficial. Designed without a barrier and non-slip materials, they remove the obstacles linked with most slip-and-fall bathroom accidents. Walk-in showers also favor contemporary designs, helping you improve both the accessibility and aesthetic appeal of your bathroom.
Your Bathroom Remodeling Contractor
BathWraps is pleased to provide a wide array of durable tubs and showers that enhance bathroom safety without breaking the bank. We manufacture premium-quality acrylic tubs, showers, and bathroom accessories for homeowners who would like to increase bathroom safety for everyone in their household, including seniors and disabled individuals. Our selection includes:
- Quick-drain tubs
- Low-thresholdand no-threshold showers
- Grab bars
- Shower seating
Plus, our products are custom-crafted in the United States from nonporous acrylic that is simple to clean and resistant to cracking, chipping, fading, and mold and mildew growth. You’ll also be able to choose from a wide array of colors and textures, including shower surrounds that mimic the look of tile and natural stone.
To learn more about how BathWraps can help enhance the safety of your bathroom, give our friendly professionals a call today. We can answer any questions you may have and direct you to an authorized BathWraps dealer in your area.