In recent years, home décor trends have embraced simplicity, including a focus on sleek furnishings and modern fixtures. This approach is popular throughout the home, including bathroom spaces of all sizes.
Compared to other rooms in the home, updating the design of your bathroom is a relatively inexpensive task. Unlike kitchen or living room remodels that require costly cabinet installation and carpet replacement, the smaller size of most bathrooms allows for a manageable upgrade. From tackling DIY projects, to installing shower enclosure kits, there are many options for redoing the bathrooms in your home on a budget.
With a little planning, it’s a cinch to ensure the interior of your home is handicap accessible. Most of the required adjustments pertain to safety precautions as well as careful spacing between rooms, appliances, and furniture. Start by expanding the size of hallways and entryways in the home to allow ease of movement. You should also enable side access to common appliances and furnishings; such as tables, ovens, dishwashers, and more.
Slip and fall accidents are one of the most common types of injuries suffered by Americans, and the majority of them happen in the home. Specifically, they tend to happen in the bathroom, where water from the shower or bathtub and slippery tile floors meet. In 2008 alone, 234,000 people in the U.S. over the age of 15 suffered a nonfatal injury in their bathroom, according to Health Monitor. If you’re looking for ways to improve shower safety in your home and prevent slip and fall accidents from happening to your family, here’s a list of protective steps you can take in your home bathroom.
Tired of looking at the same old vanity countertop? Ready to replace your ancient shower stall with a new one? If you’re getting ready to remodel your bathroom, you’ve got a big task ahead of you, but before you start tearing up the flooring and painting the walls, make sure you’re fully prepared for the job by following these four steps: