5 Bathroom Remodeling Ideas That Will Make Your Bathroom More Accessible

Fed up with a small, awkwardly constructed, or difficult-to-use bathroom? Think about implementing some of these renovation suggestions.

Unexpectedly, many bathrooms aren’t built to be the most accessible or even to be used efficiently. Whether or not you have trouble moving around, you could always use a little additional comfort and security in this area of the house. Renovation of the bathroom is one thing; redesigning it to make it accessible is quite another. You must take other factors into account in this process in addition to finding a balance between utility and beauty. Accessibility should come before these two and be your main priority. Remember that upgrading accessible bathrooms isn’t just for the elderly or those with impairments. Additionally, it is for families with kids and homes that need simple access and lots of room.

Here are five suggestions for making your bathroom as accessible as possible.

Barrier-Free Shower

In a conventional shower, there’s always a chance that you’ll trip over the high threshold as you enter the enclosure. These days, homeowners have the trendier but also safer option of a zero-threshold shower enclosure. Wheelchair users find barrier-free showers to be much more convenient. Even if your bathroom currently has a shower/tub combo, you might want to think about spending money on a tub-to-shower conversion because of the improved accessibility. You won’t have any trouble finding a high-quality zero-threshold shower base to install in that current enclosure with the aid of qualified contractors.

Slip-Resistant Flooring

Choosing textured flooring can help prevent potentially harmful trips, slips, and falls on wet floors. Not only is grip-friendly mosaic tile aesthetically beautiful, but it also offers a wide range of design options that go with any aesthetic. A little texture can add just enough friction to stop a hazardous slide, whether you select little tiles or bigger tiles with lots of grout in between.

Proper Fixture Placement

It’s also crucial to consider the positioning of the different cabinets, worktops and fixtures in your bathroom. To make more room in a small bathroom, you might need to remove some cupboards or have smaller vanities, sinks and toilets built. The height of the counters, towel rack and toilet may also need to be adjusted for people who use wheelchairs or have limited mobility due to conditions like chronic back pain. Also, think about installing larger, simpler hardware, like sink faucets with lengthy handles.

Hand-Held Shower and Stability Bar

The accessibility of a hand-held shower head with a slider bar is improved, and people with impairments can continue to shower independently. People are kept from accidentally scorching themselves by using a thermostat-controlled, pressure-balanced valve. A grab bar is a simple fixture that improves stability while entering and exiting the shower and makes a bathroom more accessible. Choose a colored grab bar that goes with other bathroom elements to avoid giving the space a sterile, clinical appearance.

Ample Amounts of Space

It all comes down to having enough space if you want a bathroom with easy access. Make sure to clear the path, entryway, and shower openings if there is adequate room. By doing this, barriers that could endanger your elders can be removed, and wheelchairs for people with impairments can be accommodated. It’s best to buy clever fixtures and place them strategically in the bathroom if you don’t have enough space. Finally, use a minimalist strategy to make space.

People must consider their retirement years carefully, especially when considering whether to remain in their current residence or relocate to a retirement community. More and more people are opting to age comfortably in place rather than go through the inconvenience of moving. Retrofitting a customer’s house rather than having them move to an accessible facility is more cost-effective. A bathroom should be a calm, secure space. The certified aging-in-place professionals at Valor Home Services have received training in the special requirements of the older adult population, aging-in-place home adaptations, typical renovation projects, and approaches to typical hurdles.

Valor Home Services promises to pay attention to our client’s needs and make the most of the available space for the most commodious bathroom design. Seniors who require a higher level of security or a person with a physical disability who needs wheelchair accessibility should both be able to use a handicapped bathroom. We can create a high-quality bathroom that will help you maintain your independence for as long as possible and prevent mobility problems in the future.

Contact Valor Home Services right away if you require or anticipate needing a handicapped bathroom. Your new bathroom will be equipped with all the unique elements that make it more accessible, thanks to the expertise of an accredited aging-in-place specialist.