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Updates for Your Bathroom That Will Make It More Convenient for Everyone

People are always looking for ways to make every part of their home capable of accommodating their every need. However, many old homes are not built that way and therefore, modifications must be made. This is especially true for the aging population. While their home may have been their perfect sanctuary in the past, as they get older, they may find that they are in need of alterations to their bathroom so that it can be as convenient as possible for them. Let's talk about what some of these renovations may be.

Making Your Bathroom Friendly for All Ages

Making sure your shower can accommodate people of all ages is extremely important. This means having the proper support for those who are in need of it. Installing grab bars and other slip resistant features is a great way to ensure that any and all who step into your shower will not suffer injuries.

What About the Shower?

You may also want to consider having a curbless or walk-in shower installed as this can greatly help people of all ages. Removing the side on your tub can make it very easy for people with a lesser range of motion to get in and out of the shower.

Don’t Forget About the Commode

Many people also opt to install a handheld shower head so that people of all heights are capable of cleaning themselves effectively. Make sure when you are shopping for one of these that the one you purchase makes it easy to adjust the temperature.

Lastly, you want to make sure that the height of the toilet is one that is comfortable for everyone who plans to use it. This means making sure the toilet is not too high for younger people and not too low for younger people. On average, the height of your toilet should be between 17-19 inches, rather than the normally suggested 14-16 inches.

Taking Everything into Account

When it comes down to it, making sure that your entire bathroom is able to be used by people of all ages is extremely important. While this may not be necessary for every restroom in your home, we would suggest at least making sure that the main bathroom in your home if designed this way. Additionally, it may be a good idea to have your guest bathroom equipped was with these features as well. This way, overnight guests of all ages can feel comfortable in every way while they are staying in your home.

Need Help Making Your Bathroom Great for All Ages?

If you have a plumbing job that needs to be completed so that you can make your bathroom as accommodating every possible age of person, we can help you at High 5 Plumbing. Whether it’s installing a new shower or toilet, we have the skills and the talented professionals to complete the job. After many bathroom remodels we can confidently say that you will not be disappointed with the finished product. Call us right now at (720) 330-4868 and find out what we can do for you and your bathroom.