Bathroom Design With Safety In Mind

The bathroom can be one of the most hazardous rooms in the house. Anyone can slip and fall in the wet conditions of the bathroom. That’s why when it comes to safety & accessibility, designing for personal welfare isn’t just for seniors, it’s multi-generational. Attractive designs that blend well with standard bathroom amenities are available and look better than you may think. Whether you prefer a sleek, minimal look or favor traditional, you can provide safety without forgoing style.

  • Create point-of-use features like storage right where it is needed—drawers where makeup is applied. Pull-outs in lower cabinets allow for easier access when storing towels and other personal items.
  • Grab bars are helpful when needing to get up and down as well as bracing a fall.  Stylish pieces that match your other hardware are available, creating a uniform look across your space.
  • Walk-in showers keep entering and exiting less hazardous by omitting the threshold.20150908_102251-L
  • Tiled bench seating in the shower makes it much easier for seated bathing & adds a spa-like feature to your project.
  • Installing a removable showerhead can be used by anyone of any height, seated or standing.  In combination with the bench seating in place, this transforms your bathroom into an easy-to-use space.
  • Wide-rimmed bathtubs that users can sit on to get into and out of the bathtub are becoming more popular and aesthetically pleasing.

Picture7When in the design phase of your bathroom, consider how each part of your layout is important.

Ask yourself; is there enough room to comfortably navigate the space without bumping into anything? Is the shower entrance wide enough for all users? Designing your bathroom for safety doesn’t mean you are limited to stark, cold & uninviting. You can create a look that is both sophisticated plus increase safety for every phase of life.

 

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