Consider Bathroom Safety When Remodeling Your Bathroom
A bathroom remodel can be an exciting adventure for your home. It’s a way to put your own stamp on your bathroom or to update your bathroom to suit your current tastes. In some cases, the bathroom remodel is for more than simply aesthetic purposes. You may remodel your bathroom to make it safer, especially if you or a family member is a senior citizen or is disabled. Here are a few safety elements to keep in mind when remodeling your bathroom:
If you or someone in your home is elderly or has some mobility issues, handrails are an important thing to install in order to make the bathroom safer and more accessible. Typically, handrails are installed around the toilet, to ease sitting down and standing back up, or in the bathtub to prevent from slipping. If you have difficulty standing without support, handrails also make it easier to shower.
Low Threshold Shower
This is another boon for those with mobility issues. No one who struggles with walking wants to lift their legs over a steep wall in order to reach into their shower. Fortunately, you can install a low threshold shower or a walk-in tub to make it more accessible. This will also decrease the risk — in anyone — of slipping as you step into the tub, and slipping in the tub is the main cause of bathroom accidents.
Another way to prevent slipping in the shower or tub is to install non-slip mats. These mats will give you a little traction so that you can stand confidently in your tub without the fear of slipping. They can be machine washable and can even include drain holes so that you can place them over the shower drain. It’s also a good idea to have mats outside of the shower or slip-resistant flooring so that you don’t slip on wet tile on your way out.A safe bathroom is a bathroom you can keep for years to come. Want to learn more about bathroom safety when remodeling your bathroom? Contact MBC Remodeling today for more information or a free estimate.