While you might think that accessible bathroom remodeling is a home project reserved only for the elderly or those with disabilities, this couldn't be further from the truth.
With more people opting to "age in place," homeowners considering a bathroom remodeling project are wise to consider upgrades and improvements that fit their needs in the present and the future.
Even if you don't plan to stay in your home into retirement, the aging-in-place renovations you make today can significantly increase your investment return when you sell.
Design Elements And Bathroom Dimensions
Accessible bathrooms need to be spacious and configured correctly to accommodate wheelchairs. The door should be a minimum of 32 inches wide. A 5-foot turning radius for wheelchairs meets ADA requirements, so you must consider the sink, tub, shower, and toilet placement during the design process.
Ideas that help to maximize your space and provide the functionality you need in your accessible bathroom include:
Walk-In Tub - Today's modern walk-in tubs offer various features that help make bathing more enjoyable and safer. With low entry points, there are fewer chances of slipping and falling when getting in or out.
Other features such as jets help relieve sore muscles and joints. Handheld showerheads provide a convenient way to rinse off or get to hard-to-reach places.
Non-Slip Flooring - Non-slip flooring is always a brilliant upgrade to any bathroom. According to the CDC, nearly 250,000 people ages 15 and over visit the emergency room due to bathroom accidents. Around 14% require hospitalization. Over 1/3 of injuries occur while bathing or showering.
Improved Lighting - Bad lighting can contribute to slips, falls, and trips in the bathroom. Ideally, it would be best to choose bulbs and fixtures that emit light that's as close to white as possible. By doing so, you're taking steps to ensure that everything gets fully illuminated.
Ceiling lights are always a strong lead since they provide solid lighting for the bathroom. Other lights and fixtures such as pendant lights, wall sconces, vanity lights, mirror lights, and track lights provide additional illumination for your bathroom area.
Support Bars And Grab Bars - Adding support and grab bars near the toilet, bathtub, and shower are helpful to people who need to catch their balance or want extra stability when using these parts of the home.
When you hire a professional bathroom remodeling company to complete your bathroom remodeling project, you can take comfort knowing the work is getting handled by capable hands. Whether you have ideas in mind or you need some creative assistance, they can help.
New Bath Technologies is proud to serve residential clients throughout Ft. Worth, Texas, with all luxury and accessibility upgrade needs. Please reach out today to discuss your requirements.