24 7 WAYS TO CREATE A BATHROOM YOU CAN AGE INTO
You probably know that things go out of fashion after a while and few things can stay ‘’in’’ for a while. If you are planning on redoing your bathroom, you are probably looking for a style and design that you would like for a long time, but you don’t have any good ideas how would you make that happen. If you want that you will like your bathroom no matter what kind of design popular, I recommend that you think about creating a modern bathroom with my help. In this article, I will help you to understand the ways of creating a bathroom that you can age into, and if you are interested into getting more about that topic, you are more than welcome to join us in this guide.
DECREASE THE HAZARDS
When you are getting older, even the most straightforward and daily basis things can get harder, and if you weren’t thinking about that earlier, you might have problems when you get older. When it comes to bathrooms the most difficult thing for seniors is probably getting in and out of the tub. It can be dangerous, so it is important that you make sure that you will remodel your bathroom in a way that won’t disable you when you get older. If you have a tub or you want to install one, you should think about getting a tub where you can simply get in and out and that are usually tubs with a narrower lip. If the tub has a narrower lip you will be able to get out faster, and there won’t be any chances to get caught up on.
GO FOR COMFORT
Like we have said before even the most basic things can get challenging when you are older, and the same thing is with the toilets and sinks. Older people are not able to stand as long as a young person can, and they can’t bend too much. For keeping those things not challenging you should think about installing a toilet that is at a comfortable height because you will be able to sit and stand up much easier. While you are still young, you won’t probably even notice the difference, but when you get older, you will appreciate yourself that you did something good for the older you.
GIVE YOURSELF SOMETHING TO HOLD ONTO
You probably know that when your body ages and you are getting older, you don’t have that confidence and stability anymore, so you need something to give you some courage. Installing grab bars is not old fashioned anymore because you can get some really dope looking ones. Because three are so many different options on the market, you will be able to get some modern looking grab bars without a problem, and when the old you will be using that bathroom or walking by the stairway and being able to hold onto something, you will know that you did the right thing.
GIVE YOURSELF GREATER FLEXIBILITY
You have probably seen those best rainfall shower heads where you have the shower head installed to the wall or to the ceiling. Those ones are looking absolutely gorgeous, but if you are not redoing your bathroom in a way that it will be useful when you are older, you don’t want any of them in your shower. When you are older, you won’t be able to stand for a long time, and you will probably be more confident showering while sitting and the best option for that are handheld showers. They are great for times when you won’t be able to move around the shower so much, and you will be able to reach and adjust them even while sitting. And now when you are still young and fresh, you won’t even feel the difference, and you will get used to it in a no time.
CREATE EASY ACCESS
If you are not a bath person and you would like to have a walk in shower, that is actually even better for times when you won’t be able to move around so much. But installing any kind of shower isn’t always convenient for older people too. You first need to think about what kind of showers older people would use without any difficulties. Like you probably know, there are a lot of cases when older people are rushed to the hospital because they fell in the bathroom and that is why it is important that the bathroom is designed in a way that we can prevent this kind of accidents. The best option is probably a walk in shower because there are no obstacles for which you would need to raise your legs or be in an unstable position. With this kind of showers, there is a smooth transition from the floor to the shower, and there are fewer chances to fall. Walk-in showers are also great for people who are using a wheelchair because you can simply drive into the shower.
PROVIDE YOURSELF A PLACE TO REST
We have mentioned a few times now that older people can’t stand for a long time and that is why it is great that you put a comfortable place to sit in the bathroom so when a person feels tired can sit down, and there will be fewer chances of falling. If you don’t want to have a seat in the shower right now, while you are still young, you can get a chair that can be removed and then placed back when needed. This option is only suitable for showers that have enough space.
LIGHT IT UP
If you don't see the floor or other things set in the bathroom well, there are big chances to fall and trip and you don’t even need to be older for an accident like that. Make sure that there is always enough light in the space so you can prevent any accidents from happening. Having enough lights is great even while you are still younger because who says a young person cannot trip and fall?
I hope I answered all the questions that have been bothering you and now you know how to make a bathroom that you can age in it. If you follow all the useful tips in this article, you will definitely be grateful when you get older because the bathroom will still a friendly place for relaxing and enjoying.