Bathroom Remodels for Safety at Every Price - Part 1

Bathroom Remodels for Safety at Every Price - Part 1
Since January is National Bath Safety Month, there is no better time to take a closer look at the safety of your bathroom to prevent a common accident. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimates about 234,000 injuries occur annually in the bathroom, with adults 70-years and older having the highest rates of injury.

Adding safety features in the bathroom doesn't have to be unsightly or expensive. In fact, it can be as simple as purchasing and installing a few items found at your local hardware store! Check out these simple and affordable additions you can make in your bathroom that will reduce the risk of injury.

No-Slip Bath Mat

Ensure steady footing as you enter the shower by placing a simple no-slip bath mat in the tub. These mats can also be cushioned for comfort or textured for traction.

Shower Curtain Liner

Add an inner liner to the shower curtain to prevent excess water from spilling over the edge of the shower. A simple shower curtain liner will stop the spilling, prevent the slipping, and limit mold growth.

Non-Skid Rugs

Regular rugs have a tendency to slide around and lose traction. Confidently get out of the shower with a non-skid rug that will stay in place and help keep your footing as you move about the bathroom.

Nightlight

Injuries don't just happen during the day. Everything in the bathroom becomes a hazard when you're unable to see. Adding illumination to your bathroom with a basic nightlight can make your middle-of-the-night trip to the restroom that much easier and safer.

Shower Bench/Chair

Balance and mobility in a shower can be difficult even with a no-slip mat. A shower bench or chair will reduce the risk of falling in the shower and increase relaxation. This is an excellent addition for those with mobility disabilities.

Look for Part 2 for amenity updates for bathroom safety coming soon.

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