Whether you have a family member who is wheelchair-bound or if you are simply planning for your golden years, making your home handicap accessible can be a wise decision. While some things can only be done in the initial building of the home, some things can be remodeled to be friendlier for wheelchair access and to reduce fall risk.
Initial Home Design
If you are building a new home, you have much more control over the initial design being handicap accessible than if you are remodeling. Try to avoid stairs as much as possible, and if you do have stairs, try to keep essential rooms on the main floor. This means that ideally your kitchen, bathroom and bedroom would be downstairs.
The bathroom is a common spot for the elderly to fall due to slipping in the tub or shower. Consider installing walk-in showers or walk-in tubs St … Read More
The bathroom is one of the top home renovations people do. People do more than bathe in the space. Some want a spa-like experience and others simply want to rid the home of unsightly colors or old styles. Here are some ideas to create the bathroom of your dreams starting with the shower.
A custom-made shower lets you completely customize the look, feel and size of the shower. Using specialty glass West Palm Beach, you can create a seamless shower without the frame. The look is beautiful, modern and inviting. The glass can be customized to fill the space, have the door size you need and create short walls where tile doesn’t go high enough.
Pre-fab showers are already designed and offer a cheaper alternative for those on a budget. You can still use a frameless shower door for a more modern look. These single-piece stalls have … Read More
When it comes to the finishing touches in your home, the right lighting and plumbing fixtures are the jewels that complete the look. Today we are focusing on plumbing fixtures for your kitchen and bath. When you’re working with your professional at Batavia plumbing, here are the top brands to install for a luxury feel.
Brizo touts itself as being like a fashion line for faucets and fixtures with the addition of cutting-edge technology. If unique and quality are what you’re searching for, pair your preferences with one of Brizo’s many lines.
American Standard has launched DXV, its brand of faucets and fixtures that perform, and are stylistically accurate to historical periods. Being around for 150 years, they are the company to do it.
If you can remember the days of having to turn two knobs to adjust the temperature of your … Read More
If you’re getting ready to do your next big remodel for your home, there are plenty of ideas to get you started if you’re feeling indecisive. It can be difficult to narrow down how you want your bathroom to look once it’s complete, but with some planning in advance and knowing what you want, you can get the bathroom remodel of your dreams.
Plan Your Space
Your first step should be to plot out your space so you know exactly how you want your bathroom to look when you’re done. Perhaps you want to keep the same layout and update it slightly or maybe you’ve been dreaming of completely remodeling your bathroom from the ground up. No matter what you do, you shouldn’t get started without having a plan for your space.
Bathroom remodels can cost as little or as much as you want, depending on how large … Read More