For homeowners who are planning to age in place or struggle with limited mobility, a bathroom remodeling project should focus on improving overall accessibility. Here are some wonderful bathroom ideas for seniors who want to prioritize safety without sacrificing aesthetic appeal:
Navigating a cramped, compact bathroom layout is not an easy task for homeowners with limited mobility. Fortunately, tub-to-shower conversions offer the perfect solution for these small spaces. Essentially, this service removes the existing bathtub from a tub/shower combo and replaces it with a standalone, walk-in shower system. The result is a spacious, barrier-free shower that’s easier to access.
Barrier-Free Shower Entries
Jacuzzi® walk-in shower systems are a wonderful bathroom idea for seniors, those with limited mobility, or people who are planning to age in place. Why? These showers feature no-entry or low-entry thresholds that are a lot easier to access when compared to traditionally ledged showers or tub/shower combos. As a bonus, these shower systems are on-trend thanks to their streamlined, contemporary features. In some cases, these upgrades can even create the illusion of a larger and more spacious bathroom.
Install ADA-Compliant Accessories
Contrary to popular belief, today’s ADA-compliant accessories aren’t clunky or unsightly! Bathroom safety has become a major priority in the recent marketplace, thus designs for safety and accessibility accessories have started to favor sleek, contemporary styles. Some of the best ADA-compliant accessories for the bathroom include:
- Non-slip bath mats and rugs
- Grab bars/handrails
- Handheld shower heads
- In-shower seating
- Raised toilet seats
All of these accessories are easy to install and offer an affordable solution to seniors who are looking for ways to improve the look and comfort of their bathrooms.
Accessible Storage Solutions
Storage is a bathroom necessity, but its importance is often forgotten during the design process. In traditional designs, for example, the bathroom vanity is often the only designated storage zone—and it only consists of low cabinetry that’s difficult to access. For seniors and homeowners with limited mobility, this kind of storage needs to be altered for accessibility. Pull-out drawers and eye-level shelving are great alternatives.
Whether you’re still considering ideas for a bathroom remodel or have an exact project in mind, reach out to Jacuzzi® Bath Remodel for a free project quote and consultation! We’ll walk you through our options and find an authorized dealer in your local area.