Remodeling For Easy Home Access - Construction Ideas
Anyone who is starting to approach the later years in
life, needs to give some serious consideration to remodeling your home
for easy access. If you're having problems, getting in and out of your
bathtub or showers, you should give some serious consideration to a
future bathroom remodeling project.
Remodeling for easy home access will include lowering your shower dams. These are the areas that you need to step over to enter your shower. Later in life, you could find yourself having difficulties simply stepping over these areas and you should give it some thought now, before it becomes a problem in the future.
Now that we mentioned lowering your shower dams, we need to give some serious consideration to raising our toilets. There are quite a few toilets that older people have difficulties sitting on or getting off of. If you're having problems like these, you should look into getting a toilet that is a little taller to eliminate these problems, before they start to get worse.
What about installing a walk in bathtub? I'm not real familiar with walk in bathtubs and I don't know if the seal around the doors will last long enough for you to get your money's worth. However, this is an excellent way to solve any problems for elderly people, who are having problems getting in and out of their bathtubs.
Don't forget to install grab bars around your toilet or shower to aid or assist you as you use these areas of your bathroom. Make sure that you have a professional contractor install the grab bars with the proper backing so that they don't pull away from the wall, while you're using them.
You never want to create a safety hazard, by giving someone else the illusion that something is secure. Make sure that someone tests these grab bars to make sure that they are strong enough to do the job they were designed for.