Aging-In-Place Bathroom Remodel Options with RE-BATH
Gregg Cantor, co-host and resident expert of The Home Pro Show, brought RE-BATH trusted bathroom remodelers into his dad’s home to share the process of aging-in-place, or ADA-compliant, bathroom renovations.
What is an aging-in-place remodel?
Making changes to a home to fit the changing needs of an aging tenant is considered an aging-in-place remodel. Design and function of these remodels are closely related to standards set by the American Disabilities Act (ADA). There are plenty of reasons to consider an aging-in-place remodel, from maintaining independence in your own home to avoiding the hassle of uprooting and moving somewhere else.
Aging-in-place bathroom remodel considerations
- Wall support handles or rails.
- Replacing standard bathtub/shower combinations with a standing shower or door-accessible tub.
- Improved lighting.
- Contrasting colored edges for countertops.
- ADA compliant toilets.
- Fold down seat in the shower.
- Slip-resistant flooring in bathroom and shower
When moving forward with an aging-in-place bathroom remodel, discuss your personal needs and best practices with your contractor to get an end result that works for you.