The most common place to fall is the bathroom and it often leads to hospital visits due to the hard and slippery surfaces. We put together a list of accessible bathroom renovations to help prevent falls for seniors or those struggling with various disabilities. Here are three ways you can make your bathroom more accessible if you are considering it.

1.Grab Bars

Grab bars are a small bathroom renovation that will help prevent bathroom falls and provide stability. They can be installed both inside and outside the shower, near the toilet and bathtub. The height and angle of the grab bar are customized to fit your needs. If you are going to be installing one, be sure that it is installed into the wall studs.

2.Higher Toilets

Accessible toilets are designed to make it easier for people with physical disabilities to stand up by providing a higher toilet seat. They are generally 17-19 inches high. Accessible toilets require more floor space to allow the user to maneuver, or to give their caregiver room. If you are considering one, be sure to measure first to check that you will have enough room.

3.Zero Threshold Showers

If you have been experiencing difficulty entering and exiting the shower, a zero threshold shower is the best bathroom renovation to make. You will transform your bathroom to completely eliminate the threshold that separates the shower area. This means that wheelchair users can be rolled right in or that there won’t be a barrier in the way to trip and fall on. This style of shower is helpful for users with various physical abilities and is a worthwhile investment.

Opal Baths & Design Can Help with Your Accessible Bathroom Renovations

If you are looking to carry out accessible bathroom renovations or simply remodel, we invite you to connect with our team. Opal Baths is a trusted Burlington bathroom design and remodeling company, also serving Oakville and the surrounding area. With more than 35 years’ experience, brothers and owners of Opal Baths, Steven and Michael Kjarsgaard, bring their detail-oriented approach to every bathroom renovation project in Burlington and surrounding areas. Opal Baths has been in the Kjarsgaard family for several decades, giving them over 70 years of combined expert design and bathroom renovation experience in the industry.

In addition to total bathroom renovations, bath renovations, and bathroom design, Opal Baths experience includes dealing with building contractors, plumbing contractors, architects, interior decorators and most important, the homeowner. When you are looking for a functional and fabulous bathroom, we would love to be your partner of choice. Click here to fill out our contact form for your bathroom renovation estimate or call us at 905-639-0500.

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