Livable Design in the Bathroom | Extra Mile

Livable Design in the Bathroom

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The bathroom is the one room in your home that you share with all of your family members, while simultaneously maintaining private ownership. It is your sanctuary, a place of retreat that belongs to you and only you the moment you step over that threshold. Needless to say, your bathroom should accommodate everyone, so that they too can enjoy its peace and solitude. Consider the following changes to make your bathroom more flexible and functional for your entire family for years to come.

Non-Slip Floors

If you’re considering new flooring for your bathroom and you’re planning to purchase vinyl, linoleum or a ceramic variety, choose materials that are slip-resistant, low-glare, even-surfaced and easy to maintain.

Hand-Held Shower Heads

Showers are not one-size-fits-all. You would be amazed at the amount of flexibility afforded by installing an adjustable height, handheld shower hose. Ideally the length of the hose should range from 60”-72.” The handheld nozzle makes it easy to bathe while sitting, or bathe young children, babies and even pets! An additional bonus: your shower will be that much easier to clean.

Easy Grab Bar Placement

Well-placed grab bars around the shower or bath can provide much needed support to prevent falls. If you’re worried about how the grab bars will affect the style of your bathroom, don’t be. There are many attractive grab bar options available to suit your bathroom décor. This can be a sound and stylish investment in the long-term practicality of your bathroom.

A livable bathroom is both safe and beautiful. Check out what modifications you might want to make to your bathroom by taking our Home Design Quiz!


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