Transform Your Bathroom, Embrace Independence: Age-in-Place with Style!

St Johns Accessible Barrier Free Bathroom from K Fedewa Builders

Aging-in-place is a popular trend among seniors who prefer to live in their homes for as long as possible. Remodeling your home to accommodate accessible and barrier-free living can be a great way to ensure that you can continue to live independently and safely.

Here are some bathroom remodeling options and benefits to consider:

Aging-in-Place Bathroom Remodeling

A bathroom remodel can be a great way to improve safety, especially for those aging-in-place. Aging bathrooms harbor potential hazards like cracked tiles, uneven floors, and outdated fixtures. Here are some ways a remodel enhances safety:

  • Anti-Slip Flooring: Upgrade to slip-resistant flooring materials. No more precarious slips after a shower.
  • Grab Bars: Install strategically placed grab bars near the toilet and shower. These provide stability, especially for seniors.
  • Handheld Showerheads: Opt for handheld showerheads. They allow flexibility and ease of use, catering to all family members.
  • Walk-In Tubs and Curbless Showers: Both of these help reduce the risk of falls while allowing for easier entry and exit, as well as being wheelchair accessible. Curbless showers are considered barrier-free and accessible.  They promote independence and reduce the risk of accidents.
  • ADA-Compliant Chair-Height Toilets: Higher toilets that meet ADA standards are easier to use for those with limited mobility.
  • Lower Bathroom Fixtures: Lowering fixtures sinks and towel bars can make them more accessible to all.
  • Proper Lighting: Good lighting is essential for both visibility and safety. Switches with built-in timers also help to ensure vent fans and lighting stays on as long as needed with having to go back to turn them off.

Embracing the concept of aging-in-place allows us to look forward to our golden years with confidence and comfort. By making thoughtful modifications to our bathrooms, we can create environments that not only cater to our changing needs but also enrich our lives with independence and dignity. Whether it’s through installing anti-slip flooring, grab bars, or other enhancements, each change is a step towards a future where we can continue to thrive in the homes we love. Let us remodel your home with a design that respects a desire for familiarity and safety, ensuring that your home grows with you or your loved ones, gracefully and comfortably.

Call K. Fedewa Builders today to schedule your design consultation: 517-388-6123. You can see examples of our work by visiting our website at https://kfedewabuilders.com/.

 
 
Article by David Glaeser