If you or a loved one live with limited mobility, you understand how challenging daily tasks like bathing can become. Fortunately, there are ways to improve the function of your bathroom without spending a fortune or sacrificing style, and we’ve outlined some of them below.
Renovate Your Shower
One of the most convenient ways to make your bathroom more accessible is to make some changes to your current shower. Finding a stool or plastic seat that you can put in your shower when needed is an affordable way to make your bathroom more accessible. In the event that you were planning to remodel your shower, you can request built-in seats or benches for a more permanent solution.
Add a Walk-In Tub
For those with stiff joints or lacking balance, climbing over high tub walls then lowering into a tub can be painful and dangerous. With a quality walk-in tub, you’ll be able to significantly reduce the risk of injury when bathing independently and make taking a bath a more comfortable experience. Easy-access doors, non-slip flooring, comfortable seating, and quick drains are all things to consider when choosing your walk-in tub.
Your light switches may not be the first thing you think of when increasing bathroom accessibility, but they are an important feature for safe bathing. Lowering switches to be within reach for those in a wheelchair or getting rid of switches and adding easy-to-operate toggles or push buttons are options for making your bathroom more user friendly.
Grab bars are another accessory that can significantly improve the accessibility of your bathroom: Installing grab bars near your toilet, shower, and bath add stability and support to existing features.
Want more tips about how you can make your bathroom a more accessible space? Get in touch with Pacific Bath Company, a leader among bathroom remodeling companies, today to find out more about how you can easily add accessibility solutions and how we can help you create a safer bathing environment.