Age Friendly Bathroom in Minocqua Bathroom Updgrade in Minocqua Bathroom Remodel
10895 Hwy 70 East * PO Box 817
Arbor Vitae, WI 54568
Kitchen Bath Mart
Kitchen Bath Mart: Age Friendly Bathroom Upgrades
Homeowners approaching retirement age often plan to stay in their homes indefinitely. According to AARP, 80 percent or more of all retired adults consider it important to stay in their own home as they age. This is a great idea, but unfortunately many older homes are not really age friendly. Falls are the leading cause for hospitalization among the aging, and most at-home falls occur in the bathroom. By upgrading your bathroom with some products designed to facilitate age-in-place, homeowners can continue to enjoy their bathrooms with less concern about safety.
Kitchen Bath Mart’s professional design/build team can assist you with a bathroom upgrade not only to meet your immediate needs, but also your future needs. When you call us, our design/build team will set up an appointment to come to your home and evaluate your existing bathroom. We may recommend a making a few simple changes or a complete remodel, whatever it takes to make your bathroom safe and comfortable as you age.
Kitchen Bath Mart would recommend the following must-haves when upgrading your bathroom:
Grab bars – in the tub/shower, and near the toilet can help to safely navigate in the bathroom
Seated Shower – to sit on when you are uncertain of your footing
Flooring – slip resistant when wet
Hand held showerhead – for when showering in a seated position
Lever handles – for easy to grip shower handles, faucets, and door knob
Lighting – more light is needed to see as we age
Many homeowners resist even small changes that would make the bathroom safer because they think it will look institutional. A client recently came into Kitchen Bath Mart looking for a grab bar. She had broken her foot when she slipped on ice and needed a grab bar to help her get in and out of her tub/shower. She didn’t install one when she her bathroom remodeled earlier because she didn’t like the way it looked. An age friendly bathroom can also be a beautiful bathroom. By working with Kitchen Bath Mart’s professional designer and exploring product options in our design center, you will see there are many versatile and trendy age friendly products! A grab bar that is also towel rack or shelf, stylish lever handle finishes, European style glass showers are a few examples of products that are both beautiful and functional.