Bathroom Safety with Style

Regarding bathroom safety, we often think of boring grab bars and industrial-looking fixtures. But it’s time to change that perception.

BeckySue Becker, CMKBD, CAPS, CLIPP™

Published 08/08/2023

Top 10 bathroom safety transformations

Regarding bathroom safety, we often think of boring grab bars and industrial-looking fixtures. But it’s time to change that perception. Let’s explore the endless possibilities of creating a safe and stylish bathroom that caters to all your needs. Whether it’s temporary disabilities, aging effects, or permanent challenges, we have solutions for everyone. Discover the top 10 ways to transform your bathroom into a sanctuary of safety and luxury!

  1. Upgrade your shower experience with state-of-the-art pressure and temperature-balanced shower valves. These valves help to prevent scalding incidents, which can be a major safety hazard for people of all ages.
  2. Enhance comfort and elegance with a luxurious shower bench. A shower bench can provide much-needed support for people who have difficulty standing for long periods of time. It can also add a touch of style to your bathroom.
  3. Switch to user-friendly lever-handled faucets. Lever-style faucets are much easier to use than traditional knobs, especially for people with arthritis or other hand problems. They are also more stylish and can add a touch of modern elegance to your bathroom.
  4. Ensure utmost safety with a range of stylish grab bars. Grab bars are essential for providing support in the bathroom, especially in areas where there is a risk of slipping or falling. There are a variety of grab bars available in different styles to match your bathroom décor. They should be mounted horizontally in the tub at 33-36″ from the floor.  Vertical installation at the entrance is a great aid stepping in and out for children and adults.
  5. Improve ventilation and prevent condensation and mildew with exhaust fans designed to duct to the outside. Good ventilation is essential for preventing moisture buildup in the bathroom, which can lead to mold and mildew growth. Exhaust fans that duct to the outside can help to remove moisture and prevent these problems.
  6. Replace your old tissue holder with a sturdy handrail that offers a weight capacity and even an interchangeable shelf. This is a great way to combine functionality and aesthetics. The handrail can provide support while the shelf can be used to store towels or other items.
  7. Eliminate steps in the tub and increase color contrast with floor transitions for better visibility. This is a simple but important safety tip. Steps in the tub can be a tripping hazard, especially for people with mobility issues. By eliminating the steps and increasing the color contrast between the tub and the floor, you can make the tub area much safer.
  8. Rounded corners for countertops are less likely to cause injuries. By rounding the corners of your countertops, you can reduce the risk of cuts, scrapes, and snagging your clothing.
  9. Brighten your space with higher-wattage bulbs or additional light fixtures, creating a well-lit and inviting atmosphere. By increasing the light levels in your bathroom, you can make it easier to see and avoid hazards.
  10. Add a hand-held showering system on a sliding bar. This is a great safety feature for the entire family, especially for people who need to sit down while bathing or have difficulty reaching the showerhead. The sliding bar allows you to position the showerhead where you need it, making it easy to reach for everyone. It can also help to prevent scalding by allowing you to control the water temperature more precisely.

With our wide range of solutions, we believe that safety and style can go hand in hand. Transform your bathroom into a haven of comfort and security today!

For expert guidance and more information, we recommend hiring a Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist to help you design the perfect bathroom for your unique needs.


About the Designer

BeckySue Becker, CMKBD, CAPS, CLIPP™

Becky Sue Becker is a Certified Master Kitchen & Bath Designer, Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist, and Certified Living-In-Place Professional™. She is an award-winning designer serving the greater Atlanta region.