Even seemingly insignificant changes can have a big impact for those living with limited mobility, especially in the bathroom. When it comes to increasing accessibility in your space, you don’t have to completely renovate every inch of your bathroom. Simple things, like the placement of a light switch or grab bars around a toilet, can significantly improve the functionality and accessibility of any bathroom. Other things to consider include:
Add a Seat
One of the easiest and most affordable ways to improve accessibility and comfort in your bathroom is to add a seat in the shower. Adding a small stool or plastic seat allows you or a loved one to bathe seated, and it can be removed when it’s not needed.
If you’re already considering a shower remodel or you’re looking for a more permanent solution, you can have your contractor install built-in seats or benches in your shower. When choosing to shower seated, it’s also a good idea to install a handheld showerhead with a hose of at least 60 inches.
Install Grab Bars
Strategically placed grab bars are a great way to add safety to your bathroom. Install safety grab bars near your toilet, tub, and shower to increase stability for those concerned with balance and support for those who need more assistance without undergoing a major bathroom remodel.
Increase Independence With a Walk-In Tub
Traditional bathtubs can be uncomfortable at best and downright dangerous at worst, and a walk-in tub might be your ideal solution for a more accessible bathroom. Featuring easy-open doors, a non-slip flooring, and comfortable seating, walk-in tubs allow you to truly relax as you bathe. As a bonus, walk-in tubs add function to your space while also offering luxurious, elegant style.
There are many convenient and cost-effective ways to add accessibility to your bathroom, and Luxury Bath of Tampa Bay is here to help. Unlike other bathroom remodeling companies, we put the safety and satisfaction of our customers before profits and we can customize your space to suit all of your needs, including your budget. Find out more about our accessible bathing solutions by giving us a call today.