As we age, the standard bathroom design can pose a risk to our health and safety. If you or a loved one has mobility restrictions, it is a good idea to consider handicap-accessible bathroom renovations.

A bathroom that is set up for someone to age in place will allow them to maintain their bathing independence longer. This article will cover some of the primary considerations you should make when renovating your bathroom to be accessible. 

Built-In Seating

One of the best modifications you can make to a bathroom is adding built-in seating to the bathtub or shower. Seating lowers the strain on elderly people and lowers their risk of slipping.

Built-in seating also comes in padded options that enhance the comfort of the seating. The seating is a cost-effective option that can help those looking to age in place. 

ADA-Compliant Grab Bars

Grab bars are a good way to add stability to a bathroom area. The grab bars can be secured throughout a bathroom, from inside a shower to next to the toilet. 

As an important measure, the grab bars should fit the criteria set by the ADA for the best results. The ADA sets weight limits and installation heights that offer the most safety.

Walk-In Bathtubs

A standard bathtub features a barrier that you must go over and can become a challenge for those with restrictions. Walk-in bathtubs feature a convenient access door that you can open and close to enter the tub.

The leak-proof access door will remove the hazardous barrier and allow you to regain independence. Additionally, these walk-in bathtubs are paired with built-in seating and ADA-compliant grab bars. 

Roll-In Showers

Along with walk-in bathtubs, a roll-in shower is a good option for those in wheelchairs or other handicap equipment. The roll-in shower features a low threshold that can be accessed with a wheelchair. 

When working with an experienced bathroom remodeler, you don't have to sacrifice the style of your shower. A roll-in shower can be customized to match your preferences for your home.

Learn More About Our Handicap Accessible Bathroom Renovations in Tampa, FL

Luxury Bath of Tampa Bay is a top-rated bathroom remodeling company in Tampa, FL. If you want a bathroom that supports you as you age, we have the solutions for you.

Contact us today to request a free project estimate and learn more about our service options. Call to speak with one of our friendly representatives or fill out the online quote form to get started.