Becoming older is one of the changes that that will come our way that we have no choice but to accept. Not only do we grow older we are also faced with some life changing situations that we have no control over. Regardless of the situation we are involved in it will require some changes to be made in the home we live in. One of the first places that will need to be changed for our adaptability as well as our safety is our bathroom and shower. We will take a look at some of the necessary changes in bathroom and shower design when constructing custom bathroom and shower to help you decide what you will need to do.
The first place we come to when we enter the bathroom is the bathroom door. This has to be adapted to be accessed by wheelchairs and walkers. Most of the times when we construct our homes in the earlier years, we do not look ahead to the needs we will face down the road. Most of the doors we install are much too narrow to enter with a wheelchair.
After a custom bathroom access is made wider we will then take a look to make sure a handicapped toilet is installed. A handicap toilet is taller than a standard toilet to allow for easier access. This taller toilet is easier to access from a wheelchair and is also easier to get up and down when using a walker.
Placement of grab bars and handrails need to be carefully considered beforehand. Make sure that the person can easily access these rails from the most vulnerable situations that they can find themselves in. Not only should they be easy to access you have to make sure they are properly installed to carry the weight load and pressures that the handrails and grab bars will be exposed. Make sure that these are also not too big in diameter to be comfortably gripped by the weaker hands.
The most important aspect that needs to be considered is the handicapped shower. Careful consideration needs to be taken to make the shower access as easy as possible. There is a big advantage of having a walk-in shower conversion. A custom shower can be constructed just about any location that is needed. Custom shower doors can be built to allow for access with wheelchairs and walkers. Benches can also be placed in location that can be easily accessed from wheelchairs and walkers. Bathroom and shower fixtures can be conveniently placed to allow for the person to have access to the water in a comfortable and safe position. You can also place the grab bars and guardrails anywhere you need them in the shower.
Your local shower and glass contractor, SkyWindowsNJ.com can help you with any type of custom bathroom and shower that need to be made. SkyWindowsNJ.com also provide, tub conversion, glass shower doors installation.
Sky Windows and Doors
2545 Stillwell Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11223
(718) 517-9178 | (888) 759-5963
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