There are many reasons for considering a bathroom renovation. Sometimes you renovate simply for aesthetic reasons, like changing the colour scheme or remodelling with more current materials. Other times it is to repair areas damaged by water or mould. A big reason to renovate is for functionality. This creates the perfect time to plan a custom bathroom that will perfectly suit your needs.
Your bathroom is one of the most important rooms in your home. To optimize functionality, you can choose a bathroom remodelling that takes into account the specific needs of the people using it. Instead of a small, out-dated room you cope with, it can be exactly what you and your family need. Here are some of the top bathroom renovations with functionality in mind.
A growing family–may need more space, more storage and/or two sinks instead of one. Choose durable materials not easily scratched, scuffed or stained. Adding a large furry friend to your family? A larger shower stall would make bath time easier and less stressful.
Aging family members–custom bathrooms for seniors include safety features like slip-resistant flooring and extra lighting. Grab bars can be installed near the toilet, bathtub and shower. Tub-to-shower conversions and additional seating in the shower aid independence and safety. Door knobs can be switched to levers for greater comfort for arthritic hands or decreased grip-strength.
Mobility plan–many of the renovations that are helpful for seniors are equally helpful for those with different mobility needs. Widening doorways, tub conversions, a comfort-height toilet, lowering counters and converting cupboard space to pull-out drawers greatly assists those using wheelchairs or walking aids.