Age in Place: 3 Considerations for Your Next Bathroom Remodel

Your home should adapt to your changing needs as you age, and one space where this is especially important is your bathroom. As you look forward to the future and how your needs will shift, consider a bathroom remodeling project to ensure you can easily and safely use this space for years. At DJL Builders Inc., we offer remodeling services that can address the needs of any family, no matter what season of life you are in. Let’s explore three considerations for a bathroom remodel that will help you to age in place.

Bathroom Remodel

1. Create an Atmosphere of Safety and Accessibility 

Safety is the most important element of a bathroom that will help you age in place successfully because there’s always the concern of a fall. One way to create a safe bathroom is to replace your traditional bathtub with a walk-in shower. We can also help minimize the risk of falling with non-slip flooring and the support of handrails strategically placed throughout your bathroom.

2. Select Features that Promote Comfort and Convenience 

As you consider how your needs will change in the coming years, consider features that will help you feel more comfortable going about your daily routine in your home. We can install features such as adjustable height shower heads, handheld showers, and built-in shower seating to accommodate your day-to-day life. You can also customize the height of your toilet to make it easier to use.

3. Choose Optimal Lighting for the Best Visibility 

Proper lighting is essential for transforming your bathroom into a more functional space as you age. The key is to supplement natural lighting with artificial lighting that is evenly distributed and bright enough for aging eyes. You could even install motion-activated lights to help you avoid falling in the dark when you need to get to the bathroom.

Request a Consultation for Your Bathroom

DJL Builders will help you think long-term as we plan your aging-in-place bathroom remodel. After all, we specialize in achieving unique bathroom renovations designed with your needs and wishes in mind. Contact us today at (734) 259-5355 to request a consultation for your bathroom remodel. We serve residents in Plymouth, Novi, Northville, Canton, Livonia, and the surrounding Michigan communities.