As we get older, lifestyle and health changes often present challenges making it difficult for you to stay in and enjoy your home. Aging in Place Remodel Design may be the solution for you or your loved one.
Aging in Place Remodeling combines principles of design, functionality, safety, and comfort to help you achieve the independence you desire. It utilizes a variety of products to enhance the livability of your home and accommodate occupants in all stages of life. Aging in Place Design caters to your needs and creates a one-of-a-kind bathroom just for you.
Some examples of Aging in Place Remodeling may include:
Remove the old tub and replace with a more convenient and safe showering environment. The shower can be equipped with options such as seats, grab bars, and hand held shower systems. Hand held shower systems provide flexibility during showering.
If you prefer bathing over showering, a step-in tub may be the perfect choice for you. Eliminate the struggle of getting up, out, and over the tub. Just open the door, step in, sit down, fill the tub with water, and enjoy the bath you deserve. Options include massage jets, gentle spa treatment, or soaking. In-line heaters maintain the water at a comfortable temperature.
Grab bars are designed to help maintain balance, lessen fatigue while standing, and hold some weight while maneuvering. You can feel secure knowing you have something to grab in case of a slip or fall. One should not use towel bars as railings, as these are not designed to support much weight. Grab bar products offered today do not have the institutional look they once did. They come in a variety of styles, finishes, and colors to tie in with your home decor.
Comfort Height Toilets:
Comfort height toilets are about 2″ taller than a standard toilet. Feel safe and comfortable with a higher seat.
Brighten your world while increasing the safety and comfort in your home. Upgrading from standard lighting to LED reproduces the look of a warm, sunny day, eliminating shadow lines. Motion sensor lighting automatically turns on as you enter a room. Get cozy on those cold mornings by using a heater fan light. In the evenings, keep your bathroom well-lit using a product such as the NuTone LunAura with blue LED edge-glow nightlight. This will give you increased safety and ease of navigation for nighttime tasks, while allowing you to return to restful sleep.
Article courtesy of Natalie Keithly of Ideal Plumbing, Heating, Air & Electric. For more information about this company, visit their website.