3 Ways to Make a Bathroom ADA Accessible

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Part of aging means your body isn’t as nimble as it once was, but that doesn’t mean you can’t live an independent life in the comfort of your home. There are three items a contractor can install to create ADA accessible bathrooms at home.  

1. Lever Handles

Whether you have arthritis or less strength in your hands, closing your hand in a grip can be difficult and even painful. A lever handle for sink faucets can make things so much easier. This is a quick and simple fix that a contractor can even add to the shower and kitchen sink, as well. 

2. Grab Bars

Whether it’s due to age or illness, you can lose your balance. Or maybe your joints don’t work like they used to. Either way, one solution to this is to install grab bars next to the toilet and in the shower to help you out in your new ADA accessible bathrooms. That way, you don’t have to worry about falling over in the shower or struggle to get up from the toilet ever again.  

3. Sub-floor Heating

Although heated floors are not an ADA requirement, it helps ease any foot pain first thing in the morning. If you are achy after waking up and don’t want to step on cold tile or hardwood floors, heating mats can be placed under your flooring to warm up your feet. Your contractor can even set timers so the heating automatically turns on and off at pre-determined times to make things even easier. 

Remodel Your Bathroom Today

Growing old can make things difficult, but that doesn’t mean everything has to be a struggle. By installing ADA accessible bathrooms at home, you can keep your independence and stop struggling. When you work with a professional contractor for your remodel, they can help you choose the best options to suit your needs.