The bathroom is one of the trickiest parts of the house to redesign, but as a general rule, accessibility, safety and energy efficiency should be your main goals. In this post, our home remodeling experts at Empire State Builders and Contractors, Inc. list four tips to keep in mind to ensure a smart and efficient bathroom design.
1. Grab Bars Are Important
Stable grab bars and grips are essential inclusions to a safer bathroom. The room can get slippery and damp, even when not in use, and the last thing you want is to slip in the bathroom. Grab bars come in a range of styles to choose from, and we recommend picking one that matches the existing look of your fixtures to ensure seamless and safe design.
2. Redo the Flooring Transitions
The short space between your bath’s entrance and the bath itself is often the most precarious, especially if the original flooring transition wasn’t designed well. This is especially common for bathrooms that are a bit lower than the adjoining hallway or room. It may be wise to remove the threshold altogether, especially if you’ve tripped on it once or twice already.
3. Textured Flooring
Another simple way to make your bathroom less slippery is to replace your old flooring with a textured choice. Grip-friendly mosaic bathroom floors are a popular choice, as they also add some visual appeal to your bathroom. As part of our complete bathroom remodeling services, we’ll help you pick the right textured flooring that seamlessly blends with your bathroom’s existing design.
4. Install a Shower Bench
This is probably the simplest addition to a bath; a shower bench is a multifunctional add-on that will come in handy in a number of situations. You can use it as a steady surface when you’re scrubbing or shaving your legs, and elderly users will be thankful for it, the handheld showerhead and the walk-in bathtub.
Empire State Builders and Contractors, Inc. offers expert bathroom and kitchen remodeling services. Let us help you make your bath a safer and more accessible place. Call us today at (844) 682-2990 to learn more about our services. We offer home remodeling in New Rochelle, NY, and in other parts of New York.