There are many reasons why homeowners choose to remodel their bathrooms, from increasing ROI to improving energy efficiency. If you’re upgrading the bathroom to accommodate a family member with mobility issues, it’s important to incorporate key elements that could improve the safety and overall accessibility of the space. Call Bowen Remodeling & Design to discuss your project, and discover how you can improve bathroom accessibility with a remodel!
Upgrade the Lighting
Family members with mobility issues require sufficient lighting to navigate the bathroom at all hours of the day. Dim or insufficient light will increase the potential for injury. Your family member also needs to access the lighting easily, so it’s crucial that switches are located in easy-to-reach areas. Lighting doesn’t have to be overly bright or harsh to be functional! Talk to a bathroom designer about safe, attractive illumination options for your bathroom remodel.
Update the Shower
Whether your family member will bathe with assistance or without, updating the shower is an important step. One of the most important aspects of an accessible shower is that it is easy for the bather to enter and exit. The shower should be designed so bathers can access all important items, such as shampoo, soap, and shower controls. The shower should include a permanently installed seat with a flip-up option so it can be moved if necessary. It should also incorporate slip-resistant flooring and provide helpful grab bars. Homeowners may need to upgrade the shower to meet the specific needs of their family member.
Consider a Walk-In Tub
Depending on the size of the bathroom and the needs of your family member, a walk-in tub might be a better option than a shower. High-quality walk-in tubs have no slip-flooring, comfortable seating, and easy-to-access doors. With a walk-in tub, your family member has the opportunity to relax in complete comfort and safety. Walk-in tubs come with a variety of features, from hydro jets to anti-scald technology! Consider incorporating an accessible shower and a walk-in tub into your bathroom remodel!
Call Bowen Remodeling & Design
Are you ready to remodel your bathroom? The team at Bowen Remodeling & Design can help! We make your dream bathroom a reality with our simple, four-step bathroom remodeling process.
Bowen Remodeling & Design specializes in kitchen and bathroom remodeling in Annapolis, Severna Park, Edgewater, Crownsville, Arnold, Millersville, Laurel, Odenton, Bowie, Clarksville, Columbia, Ellicott City, and surrounding areas!
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