Redesigning your bathroom is a great way to upgrade your Oak Brook residence. And when you are remodeling your bath area, you should prepare for the future.  Mainly when it concerns bathroom remodeling for aging in place | Oak Brook IL.  Check out my podcast below where I go into greater length and depth on this topic. Click on the photo below to play my podcast.  Hope you enjoy!

shower bench seats


Bathroom Remodeling for Aging in Place | Oak Brook IL Remodeling Contractors

Customized shower bench seats are fantastic. They, along with grab bars, are typically both the most frequent demands that our business receives from the majority of our clients. That is because they are doing away with old whirlpool tubs and getting a more sizeable shower.

Shower Bench for Aging in Place

bathroom remodel ideas for seniors aging in place Whatever your age is, everyone can utilize a shower bench or seat to relax on. It is also great to have a bench mounted in your shower in case you have an injury or surgery. Because not everyone is comfortable or secure on the plastic clinical seats, you can buy at Walgreens.

While bench seats work great, they can often be a little rickety or short-lived. And also, while the constant motion isn’t a safety and security concern, they can contribute to the pain of you or a loved one. So try a built-in one instead. Some built-in benches are made to fold up and down as required and also take up much less room. They are made from resilient plastic, while others can get quite elegant with teak wood. Some companies offer a shaped bench that you can fit into the shower space also. It is easy to tile around them, and the seats are available in various heights because everybody is different.

Since we are speaking about comfort and since ceramic and porcelain shower seats can become chilly. One more fantastic option is doing a warmed seat. 

Small Bathroom Additions for Aging in Place

When it comes to grab bars, individuals often think that only older people need them. But what they do not realize is that security inside the shower is a must for everyone. Grab bars are necessary to aid you in getting a secure hold and preventing you from losing your footing.

They are convenient to have, especially if you have a bad hip or knee. While they don’t raise visions of elegant design, there are a lot of options that show that safety and design can go together. You can easily match the rest of your bathroom fixtures as you can get them in chrome, brushed nickel, or burnished bronze. 

Small bathroom renovations for aging in place include shower wands. Shower wands are useful because many bench seats are farther back in the shower. And readjusting the main showerhead can be troublesome for some and not an option for others. After that having a hand-held shower wand comes in very handy.

Lotz of Logic

Life is unpredictable, and you will want to be prepared for whatever it may throw your way. Taking the time to do some bathroom remodeling for aging in place will undoubtedly prove to be a great benefit to you and your household in Oak Brook IL. Even if you and your family members do not need them, you will find yourself using them regularly without realizing it. 

Don’t forget, if you need an estimate on your bathroom remodel, give me a call.   My team and I have been serving the Hinsdale, Oak Brook, La Grange, Darien, Western Springs, Burr Ridge, Hawthorn Woods, Lake Bluff, and all of Chicago area for 30+ years.

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