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4 Bathroom Upgrades to Increase Safety

Just the mention of bathroom safety may conjure up visions of sterile institutional restrooms. Don’t worry. You don’t have to sacrifice beauty and comfort to get a safer bathroom. Safety features are available in a great variety of styles and colors. It’s not difficult to find options to fit your decor. If you’re planning to make improvements, here are popular bathroom upgrades to consider.

Anti-Scald Protection

Has a blast of hot water ever surprised you while showering? Someone probably drew cold water from your shower by flushing a toilet or starting the washing machine. Anti-scald protection is the answer. If you’re installing a new shower system, you can pick one that comes with scald protection. Another option is having an anti-scald valve added to your existing shower or the new shower of your choosing.

An unexpected burst of hot water can also come through the bathroom sink. Families with vulnerable members such as young children may want an anti-scald faucet for the bathroom sink.

Curbless Walk-In Shower

Unfortunately, falls in the bathroom are common. And they happen to people of all ages. A curbless walk-in shower lowers your risk of falling, and one of the best bathroom upgrades you could complete. “Curbless” means there’s nothing to step over to enter your shower. Homeowners tend to find walk-in showers more convenient than walk-in tubs. Walk-in tubs can be time-consuming because you have to be in the tub as it fills and drains.

Grab Bars

Installing grab bars in the shower and near the toilet is another way to reduce your chance of falling. Unlike grab bars in institutional settings, grab bars for the home are available in attractive colors, shapes, and finishes.

Lighting Upgrades

A dim bathroom invites trouble. Having a light on each side of the vanity doesn’t cast shadows on your face the way a single overhead light does. If a solid (not glass) wall or a curtain separates your shower from the rest of the room, task lighting for the shower would be beneficial.

Contact us when you’re ready to complete your bathroom upgrades.

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