In America, the number of disabled people is significantly high, mostly due to old age illnesses and a few accidental instances.
So to make living easier for those with physical challenges, it’s best to incorporate some essential features in your building.
The only challenge is, trying to make it easier for your unique needs family would mean changing your home to make it more accessible, but that’s not a high price to pay.
If you have no idea where to start, here are some bathroom remodeling accessibility options to begin with:
- Wheelchair ramps and Lifts
As you consider creating an open space and entries large enough for a wheelchair, you can also consider adding a wheelchair ramp not just on the outdoors but to the bathroom as well, especially if you have stairs leading to the bathroom.
In addition, stairlifts can also be of great addition.
- Walk-in tubs
These have a sealed door, which facilitates easy entry for people with mobility issues. After entering, you can close the door and let the water flow in the tub.
- Curb-free Showers
For bathing needs, wheelchair showers, also referred to as barrier-free showers, zero threshold showers, or curb-free showers, are the best for accessibility design.
Anyone can access a curb-free shower whether you’re using a walker, a wheelchair, or on foot.
By removing the curb, a curb-free shower design eliminates the element of surprise like tripping hazards, while replacing it with a sloped floor to enhance drainage.
- Grab bars
These grab bars will help them grab on something stable when using the bathroom. There’s also a stylish aspect that grab bars bring to a space.
- Slip-resistant flooring
For another added safety feature, consider outfitting your floors with slip-resistant flooring options, such as tile floors with small mosaic designs, large tiles with added texture, or even a rug that is properly secured in place.
Need a hand implementing these changes in your bathroom remodeling project?
Let Accessibility Home Improvements help. With over a decade in the remodeling industry, we can help with any remodeling project. Moreover, remodeling with accessibility design is our specialty.