Designing a bathroom that ensures you’ll have a safe and accessible log home is easy if you incorporate these ideas from the Honest Abe Log Homes team as you formulate your layout and choose your features.
- Install grab bars: Grab bars can provide support and stability when getting in and out of the shower or bath, or when using the toilet. They should be installed at appropriate heights and in strategic locations, such as near the shower and toilet.
- Add a non-slip floor: A non-slip floor can help reduce the risk of falls and injuries. Consider using non-slip floor tiles or adding a non-slip mat or rug in the shower or near the bathtub.
- Use a raised toilet seat: A raised toilet seat can make it easier for people with mobility issues to sit down and stand up. It can also help reduce the risk of falls.
- Install a walk-in shower: A walk-in shower with a low threshold and a built-in seat can make it easier for people with mobility issues to shower safely.
- Consider using a handheld shower head: A handheld shower head can be used to easily rinse off while seated on a shower bench or in a bathtub.
- Use lever-style handles: Lever-style handles on faucets, doors, and other fixtures can be easier to use for people with limited hand strength or mobility.
- Add ample lighting: Adequate lighting can help reduce the risk of falls and accidents. Consider adding additional lighting, such as a night light or a motion-sensor light, to help people navigate the bathroom at night.
- Keep items within reach: Keep frequently used items, such as towels, soap, and toiletries, within easy reach to minimize the need to bend or stretch.
By making these design choices, you can create a bathroom that is safe, accessible and comfortable for you and your guests and will serve you well as you age in your home.
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