Ideas For Customizing Your Handicap Shower or Walk in Tub
Handicap showers and walk in tubs make a lot of sense for the elderly and those with limited mobility. However, many of the models you will find often look very institutional and plain. Fortunately, a safer bathroom doesn’t have to be basic. Fall prevention should be a big part of your aging in place plan, but you can have fun doing it and add some color to the project. Once everything is installed and ready to use, you should be able to appreciate the way your low threshold bath or shower looks.
Add tile to Your Walk in Shower or Bathtub
Aging Safely Baths offers numerous handicap showers that can be customized with your favorite tile to create a backsplash within the shower unit itself. These premium walk in showers still have all the safety features you would expect. Like a low threshold entry to make getting in and out of the step in shower easier to manage. Furthermore, many units come with a 5’ handheld shower wand on a slider bar. This makes it possible for the bather to take a shower while standing or sitting in the handicapped shower stall or walk in tub. Adding tile is a great option to give your shower more style, but you can also order different color units or have the color completely customized.
Unique Brick or Diamond Pattens on Shower Walls
If you don’t want to pay for adding tile to your shower, you may want to consider shower walls with tile or brick shaped designs. There are several pattern styles available and will typically be a little less expensive than doing real tile. The maintenance of grout lines may be something to consider as well when choosing the right walk in bathtub or wheelchair accessible handicapped shower. Finding the right shower or bathtub for your unique needs is important. Aging Safely Baths has representatives that are always happy to answer questions and try to find you the best bathing appliance for your needs.
Grab Bars Don’t Have to be Boring
You can add designer safety grab bars instead of the traditional institutional style that are common. Designer grab bars come in several different styles and sizes. While the designer grab bars are very functional, you always want to put safety before style. It’s essential to make sure the grab bar makes it easier to get in and out of the handicap shower or walk in bath. Often a grab bar is installed right on the wall where you enter the shower or tub. This can give the bather something to hold onto as they maneuver getting in. Aging Safely offers several walk in tubs and handicap showers that come standard with grab bars built in. The showers are reinforced with plywood so the installer can mount grab bars directly to the wall.
As you make aging in place improvements on your home, it’s important to make it still feel like home. Sometimes that means giving yourself the bathroom you’ve always wanted. An oasis you can get away to and enjoy a soothing bath. Hydrotherapy walk in tubs can massage the body with powerful jets and tiny air bubbles. If you have aching muscles, hydrotherapy has been shown to have numerous potential benefits. It won’t make you feel like a teenager again, but it might feel good and help you enjoy life more. Mom and dad deserve a place to take a bath or shower where they feel safe. While no bathtub or shower is perfectly safe, there are things you can do to try and minimize the risks. A low step in and a place to rest are two important variables to consider. In addition to grab bar placement and making sure the shower or bathtub you want can fit into the bathroom space.
Installing a walk in shower or walk in tub might be a good idea for you or a loved one. There are a few variables to consider like budget and mobility challenges. Please reach out to Aging Safely Baths today toll free at 1-888-779-2284 for a free no obligation consultation.
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