Designing and Remodelling Your Bathroom For Aging In Place - Other Considerations

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There are a multitude of other things that you can do to make sure that your bathroom is ready for you to age in place. Here is a quick list:

  • Widen doorways to make it easier for you to maneuver with walkers or other aids.

  • Install grab bars in useful places, such as by the toilet or inside the shower. When they aren’t needed, grab bars can easily double as towel racks.

  • Update lighting throughout to make it easier for you to see — especially inside the shower and above the sink.

  • Skip knobs in favour of levers and U-shaped pulls that are easier to grasp.

  • Instead of cabinets, install drawers. This way, you won’t have to get on your hands and knees to rummage through the back of your cabinetry.

The best part about designing a bathroom around aging in place is that your bathroom doesn’t need to resemble a bland, sterile hospital environment. Instead, you can create something that is both beautiful and convenient for people of all ages.