What is Necessary for Bathroom Remodels that Last Lifetime

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Bathroom Remodeling That Will Last Throughout a Lifetime 

Wilmington is a very diverse location. The age of residents can vary from 18 years of age to over 80 years of age. Many are property owners who spend their entire lives in this area, as it is rife with beauty and services. It is considered one of the best locations in the USA to work, raise children, and retire. This leads to lifelong residents.

The reality of aging in place, though, must be considered when considering a bathroom remodel. Some homeowners now simply request a “shower only” experience, but this leaves out the luxury of a bathtub. There is a way to have both a shower/tub combination by doing a great bathroom remodeling.

Even if space is short, the right company, such as B and B Contracting, can make a unique shower/tub remodeling that will be timeless, cost-affordable, and last throughout the years. Adjustments for age can be installed immediately or upgraded at a later date, as the initial bathroom remodel will lend itself to future installations of age-related requirements.

What is Necessary for Bathroom Remodels that Last a Lifetime? 

As stated at the beginning of this blog, not all additional features to a tub/shower installation need to be done immediately. The professionals at B and B Contracting can come in and evaluate the space requirements and set up the initial installation in such a way that “life span” requirements can be done immediately or in the future.

Some features to consider either immediately or in the future in a bathroom remodeling that includes a tub/shower combination are:

  • Grab bars

Even if not installing a tub, or if younger, grab bars are always a good idea in any bathroom remodeling of a tub or shower. Let’s be realistic: many slips and falls occur at any age in a tub or a shower.

According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control), approximately 3 million falls occur per year in showers and/or tubs. The CDC notes that most falls occur sideways and a grab bar once footing is lost in a tub/shower can reduce the risk of falling completely.

  • Non-slip flooring in a shower/tub

While there are many choices of shower/tub flooring, from ceramic to glass, there are some that are definitely less slippery and this should be considered. Mobility issues can complicate the use of a bath/shower, and even if healthy, these can arise at any time in the future. Better prepared than be surprised by a fall.

  • Use of removable bathmats and strips 

Strips that provide traction can be installed during a bathroom remodel in any tub or shower. Unfortunately, they are not removable.

Bath mats, on the other hand, can be removed and placed into a tub or shower each time. It is best to invest in non-bacterial and anti-fungus mats, and B and B Contracting has knowledge of the best types to purchase.

  • Built-in soap dispensers and other tub/shower shelving

This is a great addition to any bathroom remodeling and any tub or shower. Many older homes do not necessarily come with spaces in the walls of the tub or shower for soap, shampoo, and other bathing necessities such as sponges and scrubbers.

There are ways to implement these built-ins where bathers are not reaching behind themselves or reaching outside a tub or shower to grab what is needed for cleanliness.

  • Shower heads and types 

There are dozens of choices of shower heads and types, from standard to rainfall shower heads. Safety for the most part is generally achieved with flexible shower installations that are attached to long flexible tubing whereas a user can spray when necessary without reaching and bending.

An unyielding and somewhat difficult-to-reach shower head can be distracting and the cause of a fall while a bather tangles with it. While these might not be as aesthetically pleasing as some other types, the less movement when showering or bathing, the less risk of falls. It is only common sense that most wet surfaces are slippery in nature.

  • Easy access in and out of a tub or shower or a combination

While some homeowners prefer to this day the old “claw foot” type tubs of yesteryear, and these are of course attractive, the reality is that crawling over a tub ledge, on into a bathtub over a ledge is not realistic as the years go on for most individuals. Easy access to a shower or tub is now done by a floor-level installation in bathroom remodeling, and of course, it prevents possible falls.

Bathroom Remodeling That Will Last Throughout a Lifetime 

An eye to the future in bathroom remodeling will not only enhance the value of a property but create added safety. B and B Contracting, with the years of experience needed, will provide a free quote.

 Anyone is encouraged to email bb4contracting@gmail.com or even call 302-998-7907.

 

 

 

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