If you have a baby at home, you probably started babyproofing your home as soon as they began crawling. Or if you have seniors living with you, you might be thinking of ways to ensure your living spaces are safe and easy for them to navigate. When planning for a safer interior for babies or elders, one of the rooms that you need to pay close attention to is the bathroom.
Here are some tips on designing a bathroom that’s safe for all ages.
Add Anti-Slip Features
Bathroom floors constantly get wet, so the room is very prone to slips and falls. When picking mats for your bathroom, make sure they have a rubberized, slip-proof back. You should also opt for cushioned rubber mats to be placed inside the shower and bathtub.
Keep the Room Bright
Ensure there is sufficient lighting in your bathroom so that the areas and essentials can be easily seen, especially by seniors. If you’re thinking of installing a skylight, you might want to consult renovation roofing experts so that you can be sure your roof won’t be compromised by its installation. Additionally, consider using touch-sensitive lights along the hallway to guide them on their way to the bathroom.
Install Sidebars, Benches and Walk-In Tubs
Add sidebars in your bathroom so that seniors can have something to hold onto when they’re lowering themselves onto the toilet, getting out of the bathtub or moving inside the bathroom. A walk-in tub is usually recommended so that the elderly can walk right into the tub without having to lift their feet. A shower bench or bath chair would also be nice to have as it’ll provide a stable surface for them to sit on when they get tired.
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