When it comes to renovating your bathroom, there are a number of things that you should consider. For instance, do you have any children? Are you pregnant? Is someone in your household elderly or disabled? These are all important factors when deciding what features and amenities to include in the design of your new bathroom. In this blog post we will talk about how to make sure your renovation is catered for everyone!
A Couple’s Retreat
Whether you recently moved in together, are newlyweds, or have been together for years with a bathroom remodel on your long-awaited to-do list, a bathroom with enough space for both you and your partner will make everyone’s life easier. Here are some considerations for your couple’s retreat bathroom:
Upgrade Your Tub
A spacious jetted tub with enough room for both of you is a wonderfully romantic way to spend time alone together as a couple. Consider upgrading a standard bathtub to a deep tub with massage jets, whirlpool action, and even LED lighting.
A large vanity with two separate sinks will allow you both the elbow room you need to brush your teeth and get ready in the morning, or end the day and prepare for bed without getting in each other’s way.
A small closet can become cluttered quickly. If you have the extra square footage, consider adding a nice walk-in closet to your bathroom.
If you have young children or are expecting, your bathroom should reflect this. This can help make the space safer and improve the functionality for your child(ren) and you as the parent. Here are some considerations for your kid-friendly bathroom:
Wall-mounted shelving is perfect for tub toys, shampoos, and other items, and you can paint in a coordinating color or choose something with a cute design to make the bathroom welcoming.
Consider installing bright LED lighting in the kids’ bathroom so they can see things easily. A motion-activated night light can help your child see in the dark if they need to use the bathroom in the middle of the night.
Older homes tend to have hardwood throughout the home. When children bathe, water can often get outside of the tub and spill onto the floor. Protect your space with flooring that stands up to splashes. Our team can help you pick one that is right for you!
Whether you and your partner are getting older, or an aging parent is planning to move into your home, it’s important that a bathroom is equipped and safe for seniors. Here are some of the most important features you’ll want to find in a senior-friendly bathroom:
When remodeling a bathroom with a senior’s needs in mind, it’s important to have a toilet with a taller height. This will make it easier to get up and down. The standard ADA toilet height should be approximately 17-19 inches from the floor to bowl rim. With added grab bars, you can make bathroom time extra safe and prevent opportunities for falls.
Walk-in tubs and showers are best for seniors, since they prevent having to “climb over” the edge. These tubs are perfect for the elderly who want to age in place and prefer to live at home rather than in an assisted living facility.
If someone in your home uses a wheelchair, it’s important that the bathroom door is at least 34-inches wide. The interior of the bathroom should also have a minimum of a five-foot radius so a wheelchair can easily be turned around. Other considerations to keep in mind are that there are at least 27 inches of clearance under the sink of the wheelchair and that mirrors are hung low enough so that a senior doesn’t have to strain while getting ready in the bathroom.
Contact Green State Pro for Your Bathroom Remodel
If you’re ready to renovate your bathroom, Green State Pro is here for you. Our team of experts will help get the job done right and make sure that it’s exactly what you want for your current stage in life.