Grab ahold of safety in the bath
Does your bathroom need a makeover? A few affordable, small updates can dramatically affect your bathroom’s level of safety while still providing a look you’ll love.
Leave a little light on
Adding nightlights is a quick and easy way to safely light bathrooms (and hallways) to increase safety around the house at night. Another idea is to install illuminated light switches for easy visibility in a dark room.
Have a seat
One way to add both safety and comfort to the shower space is by incorporating a bath or shower chair. The stylishly designed Fold-Down Teak Shower Seat from Moen, features a unique wall-mount design for a comfortable seat and easily folds up to a thin, compact profile when not in use. Add a handheld shower to increase functionality while seated and help prevent falls.
Cool it down
According to the Burn Foundation, 500,000 scald burns occur in the U.S. annually. Prevent accidental scalding at the source by setting the water heater at a maximum of 120 degrees. After you’ve set the new temperature, be sure to update your showers with pressure-balancing valves that maintain water temperature.
Style you can hold on to
People rely on items not designed to support body weight, such as towel bars, built-in soap dishes and shower doors, to assist in maneuvering in and out of the bathtub safely. Moen has combined the safety benefits of grab bars with three essential bath accessories — paper holders, shelves and towel bars. Integrating a Shelf with Grab Bar into the shower is a great way to add extra stability and it holds necessary items like shampoo and conditioner, keeping them within easy reach.
Keep these tips in mind as you update your bath to help ensure everyone has an enjoyable and safe experience in the bathroom.
This article is courtesy of Brandpoint.