Bathroom Remodeling Tips For Retirees


Retirees often face challenges that younger generations are not subjected to. Visual impairments or mobility issues could necessitate remodeling a bathroom with safety in mind. If you are going to be aging in place, modifying your bathroom may be necessary. 

Basic Essentials

Safety grab bars, an emergency intercom system, a raised toilet seat, and a bathing seat are some basic essentials that will keep you safe while you are using the restroom. Brushed nickel or chrome plating is often used to make safety bars look stylish. Plating techniques will add a sheen to metal fixtures that will be added to the bathroom. Metal complements many tile and linoleum patterns.

A remodeling contractor will conduct a walkthrough of your restroom. They will take note of the square footage and the location of the tub, toilet, and shower stall. Measuring the walls and marking areas within the bathroom are precursors to installing new equipment. Each item that will be added to your bathroom can be made out of a specific material or be a distinct color. You can mix and match pieces or can choose upgraded items that all fit within a particular design scheme.

Lighting And Flooring

Using a restroom facility at night will require adequate lighting. Assessing the lighting that you are equipped with now will help you pinpoint any negative characteristics that you would like to omit when your bathroom is remodeled. Maybe a light switch is hard to reach or maybe the brilliance that a light emits is not quite as strong as you prefer.

There are many lighting devices that utilize a dial. This type of light can easily be turned on and off, simply by twisting a dial. Some light products may allow a user to adjust the brightness of a light. Choose lighting upgrades that are a classic or modern style.

The flooring within the bathroom should be sturdy and easy to clean. If your current flooring consists of many tiles, you may want to remodel the floor with a simpler flooring material. Large textured tiles or single sheets of linoleum will add clean lines to the floor. These types of flooring can be mopped or swept, as needed.

Textured bath mats are products that will prevent a user from slipping while they are bathing. Textured mats come in many patterns and colors that can be coordinated with the color of paint or wallpaper that you choose to remodel the bathroom. Your contractor may use software that will show you a visualization of how your bathroom will look once it has been remodeled.

Contact a local remodeling service, such as Eli's Home Improvement, to learn more. 


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Choosing A Remodeling Theme

After I started focusing more seriously on making over my home, I realized that there were a few things I needed to do. For starters, I realized that I needed to go through and work with a professional to rework the space. We talked about things like workflow and the initial impression of the space, and it was great to hear someone else's opinion of what needed to happen. Within about six months, the entire area was completely finished, and I was really happy with how things turned out. This blog is all about choosing a remodeling theme when you are making over your home.