Caring for your family may be one of your highest priorities. As a homeowner, you can make changes to your property until you are satisfied with the safety in every room. Working on major remodeling projects is something you can feel confident about doing in a forever home. A great place to start is with the bathroom, where you can maximize safety with a few projects.
Replacing a tub and shower combo with a walk-in shower is worth doing for several reasons. First off, you can boost safety because your family will not have to step over the edge of the tub.
Any walk-in shower will make it easier to get inside. However, you can make it even easier by adding a frameless shower door that does not rely on a metal track to open and close the door. This step eliminates any lip that you must step over to take a shower, thus maximizing safety.
Along with allowing for easy access, you can add extra features to a walk-in shower that is just not possible with a tub & shower combination. A smart feature to add is a built-in seat because it provides your family with a place to sit down when sick, tired, or injured. You can also get a handheld showerhead to make it easier to wash up while sitting down in the shower.
When getting rid of a tub & shower combo, you may also want to make plans for a new tub. A walk-in tub is something you may not feel that your family needs right away. But you should prioritize this feature because of the incredible accessibility that it provides to everyone.
Individuals dealing with physical ailments may not be able to step over into a bathtub. You can install a walk-in tub that allows your family members to walk right into the bath. Most of these tub models also come with built-in seating in the design to help with comfort and relaxation.
While walking on most hardwood, laminate, or tile floors, you may notice how slippery they can feel. Two ways to make your bathroom feel safer include getting ceramic floor tiles with an anti-slip finish or quarry tiles for natural slip resistance. Installing one of them will make you feel better about family safety, especially when the floor gets wet after baths or showers.
Maximizing safety for your family is easy to do with these custom bathroom remodeling projects.