An elegant bathroom with a stand alone tub and shower. The shower door has gold hardware with a traditional swinging door.

Aging in Place

If you are planning to renovate or create a new bathroom in your home, know that you don’t have to give up beauty for safety. When envisioning your dream bathroom, think about what your needs may be in fifteen years. If you plan for both beauty and function, you will have a dream bathroom that is universal for all.

Assuring that you can age in place in your existing home is all about preparation. Here are three of the most recent trends we’ve seen in both new and existing bathroom environments:

Curbless Showers

Curbless showers are the next major trend in the bathrooms of those seeking to age in place. Curbless showers are safer and less expensive to install than many of the alternatives. Plus, homeowners no longer have to worry about stepping over or tripping over barriers between them and their beautiful bathroom showers. If designed correctly, these beautiful shower options are mobile-friendly and are some of the more elegant and stylish options for your remodeled bathroom.

Grab Bars

While grab bars may be more practical than beautiful, Drexler Glass can assist customers in reviewing options that add elegance to any shower or bathroom. The installation of a grab bar in a shower, tub or other bathroom location can significantly assist those with mobility issues while adding elements of safety. The design team at Drexler Glass can help you select the right grab bars for your home that match surrounding furnishings.

Shower Seats

While they certainly can be added for safety, installed shower seats are incredibly popular not just for those looking to age in place, but as a standard feature in any shower. For those seeking to future proof their home, a shower seat can provide opportunity for homeowners to both relax and lower the risk of falling in the shower. Options for shower seats include built-in tile or stone seats, stools, chairs or folding options.

Homeowners are becoming more amenable to changes in designs and construction techniques that foster aging in place. From glass to aesthetically pleasing grab-bars and other accessories, Drexler Glass can certainly provide alternatives that will work best for you and your home. If you need help making sure that your dream home can become your “forever home” feel free to contact us today. We’d be happy to look at your plans or sketches and make suggestions.