accessible bathroom & shower conversions

Aging in Place with Accessible Bathroom and Shower Conversions

Aging in place in bathroom design is a trend that you should consider when you’re remodeling your bathroom. You don’t have to be in your golden years to think ahead about accessible bathroom & shower conversions. Aging in place lets you thrive in your home as you get older. Here are some design conversions to consider as part of your renovations that will make your bathroom more comfortable, safer, and convenient as you age.

Eliminate Accidents Waiting to Happen

Falls are probably one of the biggest problems for seniors. Stepping over a shower curb or the side of the tub is hazardous. With a one-level shower design or step-in bathtub, you don’t have to worry as much about falling. Because the design is sleek and modern, no one may even recognize that you’re thinking ahead.

Let There Be Light!

Eyesight generally gets worse as you age, so when you’re planning a bathroom remodel, think about more light for safety. Install a window above your shower for natural lighting without giving your neighbors a show. Add extra light to your medicine cabinet. Use LEDs to be eco-conscious and brighter. Motion sensor lighting reduces the need to feel for a light switch and prevents leaving the light on for hours at a time.

Consider Long-Term Maintenance

Installing shower panels that are grout-free reduces your maintenance and cleaning over the long haul. Installing a walk-in shower is not only stylish but prevents the need to clean the door every week. Plus, if you ever have to use a wheelchair, you’ll be prepared. Ask your professional team about fixtures that prevent leaks and foundation issues.

When you’re planning a bathroom renovation, think about aging in place as you update. It will make your home more marketable if you do need to sell and more flexible for your family as all of you get older.

Contact BathInstall for a customized bathroom installation to upgrade your home’s value and functionality or to request a quote online.