Planning your next home remodeling project? Marcela Montoya Remodeling recommends you incorporate aging-in-place features. This is helpful if you have seniors living with you or you’re planning to live in your home after retiring. Here are some of our tips on considering what to get for your aging-in-place bathroom design.
Install a No-step Entryway
Consider creating minimal or zero transition at the bathroom door. Some homeowners find it desirable to have the bath at a slightly lower level in case of water splashes. However, when you have limited accessibility, a slight bump going in and out of the bathroom can make entering and exiting difficult. The same goes with shower doors. If lifting your leg is an effort, consider a floor-level entryway.
Wide doorways are ideal for accommodating wheelchairs, walkers, or other types of mobility aids. It also allows two persons to come through at the same time. Note that widening entryways may be more complicated than just breaking down a part of the wall, especially if that part happens to be a load-bearing wall. Let our expert team handle this type of remodel.
Invest in Walk-in Tubs
Walk-in tubs have become a popular aging-in-place bathroom remodel feature mainly because the user won’t have to step over the side of the tub to get in. They can come with useful features like textured pads and seats to prevent slips and falls.
Install Grab Bars
Grab bars are useful bath necessities that ensure safety for seniors. You can have them installed by the bathtub or a free wall space. Make sure that the grab bars are at the ideal height for those with mobility issues.
Marcela Montoya Remodeling is a name you can trust for aging-in-place friendly projects for your home. To learn more about our bathroom or kitchen remodeling services, call us today at (954) 210-7111. You can also fill out our contact form to request a personal consultation to discuss your home remodeling needs.We serve Boca Raton, FL, and the surrounding areas.