The longer we stay in a home, the more likely we are to perform updates and redesigns to reflect our lifestyle. One of the rooms often targeted for renovation is the bathroom. Whether the remodel is to replace outdated fixtures or to repair a plumbing emergency, it provides an excellent opportunity to improve many of the dangerous places in the space. Here are the safety features to remember for a bathroom redesign.
Walk-In Bathtub or Shower
Walk-in bathtubs are an excellent investment because they reduce slip-and-fall occurrences. Many styles are available such as enclosed or open-air showers as well as bathtubs with doors that swing open. No matter your preferred style, there’s a shower or bathing solution that matches your needs.
Another of the essential safety features to remember for a bathroom redesign are chair-height toilets. Many homes come with a porcelain throne that’s low to the ground, making it difficult to stand. A toilet that allows you to rest at a comfortable level makes it much easier to stand once you’ve completed your business.
One of the best ways to protect yourself during a slip is with grab bars. They offer stability when you need it and provide something to grab in case of an emergency. Grab bars make getting in and out of the bathtub, or standing up from the toilet, more manageable.
Bench in the Shower
Shower benches are also a popular safety upgrade for many bathroom redesigns. Along with stationary options built directly into the shower, there are also lightweight removable options. Showering while sitting can dramatically decrease the risk of injury.
Our final safety recommendation is to install a handheld showerhead. This feature easily prevents burns by allowing better control of the spray of the water and can easily spray hard-to-reach areas so you won’t potentially injury yourself trying to scrub those areas yourself.
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