Salem, NH 603.952.3192
Amherst, NH 603.769.4938
Salem, NH 603.952.3192
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Amherst, NH 603.769.4938

Bathroom Remodeling for Seniors: What to Include

Senior-Friendly Bathroom Remodeling in Salem & Amherst, NH

When remodeling a home for aging in place or creating a universal home design, the bathroom stands out as one of the more challenging areas to handle. In order to accommodate your needs, it may feel like a lot needs to change, and it can be difficult at first to understand where to put your focus and budget.

The specialists at Blackdog Design/Build/Remodel have been handling home renovation and access expansion projects in Salem and Amherst for a long time now. Looking for some guidance or an easy to follow checklist? If so, you’ve come to the right place.

For aging in place services, or to craft a bathroom for your elderly or disabled friend or family member, contact Blackdog online!

Building the Right Aging in Place Bathroom

Standardized showers and tubs are often just off the table for most seniors looking to remain in their home—even the luxury stuff. But as it so happens, the industry has been taking notice of this. As more and more homeowners of advanced age choose to remain home, the bath and tub market has rapidly expanded to accommodate.

Your simplest and most effective solution lies in a walk-in bath. Walk-in tubs tend to not only provide direct, level access to the bathing area, but also feature comfortable seating, handrails, and other assistance tools that mitigate the majority of mobility hindrances and safety issues that standard bathing options present.

Bathroom Remodeling: Fixtures for Height & Comfort

Height is often one of the more challenging things about choosing to stay in your home throughout advanced age. Bending has become uncomfortable or undoable, and reaching excessively is just frustrating. For this reason, adjusting the height of countertops, toilets, and switches in the bathroom is a wise choice.

Bathroom & Shower Add-ons

To flesh out your universal-use bathroom remodel, you have quite a few options available, each of which is particularly effective at addressing the specific needs of your day to day. These can include:

  • Bars and handrails – Also often called “grab bars,” the interspersion of handrails in areas where mobility is challenging can ease access and make getting around the bathroom much simpler and safer.
  • Non-slip flooring – An addition we feel belongs in nearly any bathroom—one built as a bathroom for our elders or for the rest of us as well—is non-slip flooring. Bathrooms can be treacherous at the best of times, and mitigating one of the most common places a homeowner experiences a fall is an excellent option.
  • Additional lighting – Though mood lighting or lighting designed for relaxation has a place, adding in more light can help to avoid many complications and challenges. If you prefer some measure of control over this, dimmer switches can be an effective choice that maintains aesthetic appeal while providing needed functionality by eliminating shadows.

Certified Aging in Place Specialists in NH & MA

As leaders in aging in place renovation and remodeling services, the experts at Blackdog want you to know we’re ready to help. Whether you’re seeking minor modifications for a handicapped bathroom design, complex redesign, or you’re just looking for some guidance and professional help, we’re the experts you can trust.

To find out more about our aging in place services and bathroom remodeling, contact us online!

Our Bathroom Remodeling Service Area

We provide bathroom remodeling services throughout areas of New Hampshire, including Amherst, Auburn, Bedford, Exeter, Hudson, Londonderry, Merrimack, Milford, Nashua, Plaistow, Raymond, Salem, and Windham. We also serve areas in Massachusetts, including the Andover, Beverly, Billerica, Dracut, Lexington, North Andover, Peabody, Reading, Salisbury, Saugus, Tewksbury, Wayland, Wilmington, and Winchester areas.