In addition to making your bathroom more beautiful, a remodel can make your bathroom safer!
Remodeling is the perfect way to add functionality and aesthetic appeal to your St. Louis bathroom. Experts are of the opinion that bathroom remodeling offers the highest return on investment compared to all other home improvement projects. If you have not made any changes to your bathroom in the last few years, it may be time to do so. Plan a bath remodel now, but make sure when you do it, you don’t just focus on making it modern and beautiful, but also try to make it safer.
According to the latest statistics available, as many as 234,000 people report to an emergency room every year with an injury that occurred in the bathroom. The interesting part is that most of the injured people are above the age of 15. It is clear that bathrooms can be dangerous, and it is extremely important to take steps to make them safer.
Home remodeling is the perfect way to enhance the safety of the bathroom. With the help of a professional remodeling company, homeowners can take steps to enhance the safety features of the bathroom in a way that accidents such as slips and falls can be prevented. This is even more important if there are kids or senior citizens in the family, who can be more prone to such accidents. Here are some steps that our remodeling experts recommend to increase the safety of the bathroom:
Low-threshold showers and walk-in tubs
Research shows that more than a third of accidents that occur in a bathroom happen while showering or bathing. With a low-threshold shower and walk-in tub, you can make the bathroom safer not just for people with restricted mobility, but for everyone else in the family as well.
A large number of injuries that occur in the bathroom occur as a result of a slip on the wet floors. More accidents occur while stepping out of the shower or tub than while stepping into the bath. So, when planning a remodel one must consider upgrading the flooring and increasing its traction. There are many flooring options available in the market that has an anti-slip finish.
Having safety bars at all important places such as around the bathtub, shower, and toilet is a sensible idea as it offers support and stability, and can help prevent a fall. This is particularly important in bathrooms that are used by senior citizens.
There are several other safety features that you can include in your bathroom to make it safer for use by all family members. Get in touch with our experts to discuss your bathroom remodeling plans, and get a quote. Remember, with professional help you can turn your old and worn-out bathroom into an elegant and modern one that adds significant value to your home! Call AAA Remodeling today at (636) 349-5777