The bathroom is one of the first areas that needs to be remodeled in order for homeowners to stay at home. Why not avoid the hassle and add features to your bathroom now that can easily be adapted down the road for aging in place? Below are two different bathroom features that are great options for bathroom remodels that are universal designed while being aesthetically pleasing to the eye.
The first is a shower from Sterling that “evolves” as the needs arise. The Accord shower comes with a moveable seat can be added whenever the homeowner would like. Add it now and it is ideal for shaving and relaxing. Add it later and it is perfect if the homeowner cannot stand for a longer period of time or uses a walker. The Accord shower also comes grab bar ready, so grab bars can be easily installed when the homeowner needs or wants them. The brackets can be adjusted for installation so they can be mounted on studs or preinstalled backboards. This shower is a great option for those homeowners who would like to add safety and accessibly features down the road.
The “Elevance Rising Wall Bath” tub by Kohler is another feature that will add comfort, accessibility, and beauty to your bathroom. It meets ADA guidelines without being institutional looking and meets the goal of helping homeowners enjoy independent living for as long as possible. Below are some of the highlights about the Elevance bathtub. There is also a video on the Kohler website that demonstrates how to use the bathtub.
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