With slick floors and cramped spaces, the bathroom offers increased chances of slipping, falling, and injuring yourself. This fact has earned the bathroom the title of “most dangerous room in the house.” At Fairbanks Construction, we aim to reduce your chances of injuring yourself by offering products and installation services to make your bathroom more accessible. Here are our tips on making your bathroom a safer space for you and your loved ones.
No Need to Lock Up
It might be reflex to reach for the lock to get the privacy you normally associate with this space, but resist the urge! Locking the bathroom door means in an emergency, you’re harder to get to quickly.
Installing grab bars around the bathroom can allow you to catch yourself in case of a slip. It might seem like towel bars could do the job, but these can actually be more dangerous than helpful. When a person slips and grabs on to a towel bar, they’re placing their entire weight on it, but these bars aren’t made to hold that much. This means the bars will collapse under the pressure and possibly cause even more bruises than just a fall. Install grab bars instead to reduce the risk.
Install a Walk-In Tub
A traditional tub forces you to step over a high tub wall, increasing the likelihood of tripping and injuring yourself. Walk-in tubs decrease these risks with a tub door that lets you just step in to your tub with ease.
Bathroom Remodeling Experts
At Fairbanks Construction, we can remodel your bathroom to meet all of your accessibility needs, perfect for the elderly and those with limited mobility. Call us or fill out our online form to get started with your free in-home estimate on all of your remodeling desires!