How Can I Make My Shower More Accessible?
Your bathroom is one of the most heavily used rooms in your home and is often the area where unwanted slips and falls can occur. Elderly individuals and those with mobility issues are particularly vulnerable, but rest assured, making your shower area more accessible is easier then you think. With some changes and modifications you can have a safer shower and peace of mind. Here are a few ways to create a safer and more accessible shower.
Convert to a Walk-In Shower:
If you currently have a tub & shower and are having difficulty getting in and out of the tub it may be time to consider converting to a walk-in shower. A walk-in shower will allow you to easily get in and out of the shower without having to worry about stepping over a tub wall.
Tub to shower conversions are a popular choice among homeowners because they are easily accessible and highly customizable. With a tub to shower conversion from New York Sash, you can have your bathroom customized to fit your needs. We make the tub to shower conversion process a breeze!
Add safety accessories:
If you’re unsteady on your feet, or have a hard time standing in the shower for long periods of time, consider adding some safety accessories such as grab bars and shower seats. These will give you extra support and peace of mind when getting in and out of the shower.
At New York Sash, we offer safety accessories that can be built directly into your new shower. From grab bars to shower seats and benches we have options to help make your shower area safer and more accessible.
Switch to a safety tub:
If you still enjoy taking a nice warm bath, but getting in and out of the tub is becoming difficult or impossible, consider switching to a walk-in safety tub. Walk in safety tubs allow you to enjoy a traditional bath without having to step over a tub wall. All you have to do is open the tub door, walk in and enjoy!
New York Sash easy-access bathtubs provide a variety of safety features to ensure a safe bathing solution. With built in seating, water therapy jets and optional grab bars, you can customize your safety tub to include the features and accessories you want and need.
Add a handheld shower head:
If you have trouble standing for long periods of time but still want to enjoy taking a shower, consider adding a handheld shower head. A handheld shower head will allow you to enjoy the benefits of a traditional shower head without the strain or hassle of having to stand. Simply lower and unhook the handheld portion and enjoy!
At New York Sash, we offer various handheld shower options that can be seamlessly added into your new bathroom.
Add extra lighting:
If you suffer from a vision impairment, consider adding lights to your shower. At New York Sash, we’re able to brighten up your shower by adding lighting in the ceiling panel. You may also want to consider installing nightlights to clearly illuminate the walkway between the bedroom and the bathroom.
Ready to make your shower more accessible?
If you’re looking to make your bathroom more accessible, New York Sash can help! We offer custom bathroom solutions that can be tailored to meet your specific needs. Our Design Consultants would be happy to meet with you to discuss your needs and offer bath safety and accessibility options and solutions.