As the US population continues to age, more and more homeowners are making plans to ‘age in place’. We’ve compiled five accessible design features that will allow you to stay safe and stylish in your home for years and years to come.

Curbless Showers

Curbless showers, also known as a flat shower entry- minimizes your risk of tripping or losing your balance as you enter your shower. Providing universal access, a curbless shower not only prevents you from stepping over a barrier but is also wheelchair accessible.

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Tub Removal

According to this 2018 report, many baby boomers are choosing to completely forgo having a tub in their bathroom. Removing the bathtub not only creates more space, but it eliminates the risk of slipping and falling while getting in or out of the tub.

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Shower Bench

A shower bench is one of the best features to have for aging in place. If you find the need to sit down during a shower, a shower bench if a safe way to do so without the risk of slipping and falling. A shower bench can be tailored to your specific needs and can be installed using a variety of materials.

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Textured Flooring

Textured flooring can significantly reduce the risk of slipping and falling. Choosing a material with a high-slip resistance will go a long way as you continue to age in your home.

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Look for material with groves, or high-friction. For more information on the best (and worst) bathroom floors for seniors, click here.

Grab Bars

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Grab bars provide something for you to grab while you are entering and exiting your shower. Helping to prevent slips and falls, grab bars can also double as a towel rack or a place to hang your robe. Experts recommend hanging a grab bar on the exterior of your shower, as well as on each interior shower walls.

One Week Bathroom can help you design a bathroom that is not only accessible but stylish. For more information on aging in place, we invite you to contact us.

There is nothing in this stunning master bathroom that doesn’t deserve a second look. Its first impression leaves you with feelings of luxury- almost spa-like. This master bathroom is remarkably clean, decluttered, and its elements perfectly positioned.

Spa-Like Elegance

The skylight and chandelier draw the eye to the focal point to of this stunning white bathroom. With beautiful shaker cabinetry and an ambiance of natural light- the aesthetics of this design provide the owners with ample space and room to move around. A separate vanity space with custom shelving allows for additional storage and luxurious space to get ready for the day.

 

The Tub

This freestanding tub is the focal point of the room- adding to the elegance of the design. The skylight above brings in the natural light, and the chandelier adds ambiance and style to the soaker tub for the perfect area to relax. A handheld shower head was added for convenience and comfort.

 

The Shower

This double doored double headed shower is graceful and grand. The dual-headed shower is perfect for those busy mornings, while ample amounts of space ensure everyone gets ready on time. Elegant design aesthetics include smaller tile on the shower floor- allowing for an exceptional contrast to the shower walls. Lastly, the chevron tile accent wall adds visual interest and charm.

 

The Sink

These white shaker cabinets feature beautiful crystal knobs to enhance the elegance of this stunning bathroom. The intricate mirror and stylish wall scones have this bathroom ready for its owners to relax and unwind. The cabinets under the sink provide plenty of additional storage space, allowing for easy access to toiletries and other bathroom products.

Each bathroom has an opportunity- let One Week Bathroom help you uncover it. Whether you’re looking for an elegant master bathroom remodel or looking to overhaul your powder room- One Week Bathroom can help.

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