Lack of space, outdated style, changing needs… there are many reasons homeowners decide to remodel a bathroom. And even when the reasons revolve around needs vs. wants, it’s still the ideal time to think about the look of your new space. Have you always dreamed about a more modern aesthetic? Do you long for a bigger shower, better lighting, or trendy subway tile?
You might very well need to make some safety upgrades, either because your current bathroom doesn’t accommodate a family member with different abilities, or because you’re concerned about being able to stay in your own home as you get older. Either way, that doesn’t mean you can’t have a gorgeous bathroom that you love!
Here are a few tips for marrying safety and style to get the bathroom of your needs… and your dreams!
- Start at the bottom
The flooring you choose in your bathroom is an important first step in safety. You want flooring that won’t become slippery when wet. And that includes the shower and tub floors. Start by narrowing your search to options that are slip-resistant, then focus on the colors and styles you love.
- Level the playing field
Light switches, outlets, and door handles are usually an afterthought in design. But the location of all of these essentials plays a major role in your bathroom’s ability to last for many years to come. Placing these at a lower height to accommodate family members in a wheelchair is not only thoughtful, it’s smart.
- Get a grip
Grab bars and shower seats may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think about your bathroom remodel. But they offer stability and peace of mind in a room where 200,000+ injuries occur every year. You can avoid that statistic by adding safety features in the finish and style that fits seamlessly with your bathroom design. And if you are a future candidate for hip or knee replacement, you’ll be thankful you added this safety feature into your remodel now!
- Consider what’s trending
Walk-in showers are at the top of many homeowners’ wish lists when it comes to a bathroom remodel. Their sleek design and variety of possible footprints makes it easy to incorporate a walk-in shower into any design aesthetic from traditional to contemporary. At the same time, the no-lip entry makes them an ideal universal design solution for people of all ages and abilities.
- Practical doesn’t have to be boring
Nearly 90% of seniors say they want to stay in their own homes as they age. That requires a bit of practical thinking: what products will allow you the comfort, convenience, and safety you need to accomplish this? For many, the answer is a walk-in tub. Modern walk-in tubs offer thoughtful design features such as door handles that are easy to operate, faucets that are easy to reach and use, and comfortable slide-in seats that accommodate users of all abilities. But who said practical had to be boring? Re-Bath walk-in tubs aren’t just smart; with a variety of style options and fixture finishes, their stylish, too!
While it’s important to consider your needs, that doesn’t mean you have to give up your dream of having a beautifully remodeled bathroom. Re-Bath makes it easy to turn your dreams into reality, with a bathroom that’s as safe as it is stunning.