Although younger homeowners are slowly entering the housing market, most homeowners tend to belong to older generations. One major consideration when it comes to providing a welcoming living environment is to remodel every part of the home to accommodate someone who intends to age in place. They aren’t interested in a retirement home or might not have the means to and don’t want to impose on their younger relatives. Here are some tips to follow.
Removing the curb makes it much easier to get in and out of the shower. For someone with mobility challenges, this will be an enormoush help. With no threshold in the way, you can make the entrance to the shower wider, especially if it is a walk-in model. Adding a shower bench or shower chair is another touch that is important to consider.
Bars and Handles
Adding grab bars and handles is another change that cannot be ignored or dismissed as being excessive. This allows for extra leverage, especially when it comes to reaching the showerhead whuich might be hung back up in between uses. Levers are also easier for anyone with arthritis to interact with when they need to do so.
Different Vanity Positions
Adjusting the height of the vanity is something that can make more of an impact than you might realize. A height of 34.5 inches is much easier to work with than the standard height of 31 inches. This means that the sink and the mirror are both much more accessible.
The toilet should also be higher. Somewhere between 17 and 19 inches high will also be a huge improvement, especially if the toilets used to be too low to the ground for comfort.
Finally, think about the lighting in the room. As we all get older, our eyesight begins to decline. Many people already have vision problems in their younger years, so in a way, having better lighting that is less harsh on the eyes is good for everyone!
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