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Last Bathroom Remodel You’ll Ever Need: Solutions for Aging in Place

Mission West Kitchen and Bath offers practical and attractive products for your aging in place bathroom remodel.

Last Bathroom Remodel You’ll Ever Need: Solutions for Aging in PlaceAre you approaching your golden years? You’ve probably been preparing your finances for retirement for many years now. But have you considered how to prepare your home for retirement and old age?

With a bit of investment now, you can make updates to your home that will make it better suited for aging in place, and make it more likely you will be able to remain in your own home even if your health or mobility declines in later years.

One area you want to be particularly careful to update for aging in place is your bathroom. After all, senior citizens are particularly vulnerable to injuries from falls, and the bathroom can be a hazardous place in that regard.

Here are some key elements you will want to include in your aging in place bathroom remodel.

Curbless Shower: A curbless shower will not only add a modern design touch to your bathroom; it will also eliminate a potentially dangerous trip and fall hazard by allowing you to get in and out of the shower without stepping over a raised edge.

Comfort Height Toilet: Most toilets are rather low and can be difficult for older people to sit down on or stand up from. A comfort height toilet between 17 inches and 19 inches tall feels more like sitting down on a normal chair, and is a more accessible option. For maximum comfort opt for a comfort height toilet with an elongated bowl.

Floating Vanity: Standing up while shaving or putting on makeup at the bathroom vanity can be challenging as you get older. A floating vanity gives you the option to sit while you primp. Plus, it looks very stylish and modern and helps to add to the enduring appeal of your bathroom remodel.

Quality Lighting: Since your eyes may weaken as you age, it is important to have quality lighting in the bathroom. You will want both overhead lighting for general visibility and task lighting for your mirror and vanity.

Grab Bars: Grab bars and handholds don’t have to be ugly! With a bit of planning, you can work these safety features into your bathroom design in a way that looks almost natural. For example, if you install a rail shower, you could potentially install a custom reinforced grab bar that will match the linear design of the shower fixture.

Come Shop Mission West Kitchen and Bath

At Mission West Kitchen and Bath, we have many of the items you need to create a bathroom design that is both practical and attractive, including plumbing fixtures, bathroom cabinetry, and accessories. Come browse our showroom today to get inspired for your project and plan a bathroom remodel you will love for years to come.