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How To Make Your Bathroom More Accessible

The older you get, the less stable you are on your feet, so you need to make sure that your home is as easy to walk around as possible. One of the most important rooms that needs to be accessible as your mobility decreases is the bathroom. This room can be very slippery and often requires you to step into the shower or bath just to get washed. In this article, we are going to give you some tips on how you can make your bathroom more accessible. Keep reading if you'd like to find out more.

Bathroom Options

Wet Rooms
One of the best ways to make your bathroom more accessible is to install a wet room. This means that your shower will be on the same level as the rest of your floor and you won't need to worry about stepping in and out. Wet rooms are becoming increasingly popular especially for those who cannot get in and out of a shower or a bath. If you are thinking of installing a wet room in your home, make sure to get advice from the experts first. To point you in the right direction, we found the following article from Bathing Solutions: You can also hop on a call with them if you're left with any questions.

Rails And Grab Handles
If you are planning on making your bathroom more accessible, then you should think about installing some rails or grab handles. These are made to help getting up and down from the toilet a lot easier as they give you something to hold onto. Rails can also be added near the shower and in other places in the bathroom to make the whole room a lot more accessible. Think about how you could make your bathroom a lot safer by installing some of these.

Make The Doors Wider
It is hard to predict how much you are going to be able to walk when you are older, so you need to make sure that you are thinking about the future. This is why you need to think about making the doors into your bathroom and the other rooms in your home a lot wider. If you need to use a wheelchair then you will find that with small entrances, you won't be able to get the wheelchair through. Many buildings are built with wheelchair friendly door frames, but it doesn't help to check in order to prepare yourself for the future.

Add More Lighting
Our final tip for those who want to make their bathroom more accessible is to add a little more lighting. This is because as you get older, your eyesight can start to worsen and so you need a little more light to be able to see things. Think about installing some overhead lighting as well as lights beside important things in the bathroom. This will help to prevent any sort of trips or falls and you will be able to feel a lot safer when you are using your bathroom in the future. Don't ignore the lighting in your bathroom or in the other rooms in your home.

Final Verdict
If you are planning on making your home a lot more accessible in order to prepare for the future, you'll need to try out some of the tips that we have given you in this article. Wet rooms are becoming increasingly popular so make sure to do your research and see if you could add one to your home. You should also add some rails to the walls of your bathroom if you want to make moving about a lot easier in the future.

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