Sometimes it may be necessary to renovate the bathroom in order to accommodate the elderly, perhaps by providing space for easy access and for the handling of any wheelchair. Let’s see how to remodel the bathroom for an elderly, making useful changes : non-slip floors, doors and box shower broader Toilet ad hoc.

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First install a toilet seat high to make its use more comfortable. The ideal height should be 50 cm from the floor: please note instead of the standard models and the elders are built with approximately 5 cm in less. Positioned then a non-slip flooring , important to reduce the possibility of falling, since these floors are made ​​with specific tiles that increase the friction with the foot. You should rely on a specialized industry, that will advise you on the type to choose from.

Try, if possible, to broaden the access door to the bathroom, so as to facilitate the entrance of a wheelchair or a walker. If space allows you to this change, you may consider installing a pocket door: you ensure easier operation and gain width in the wall. Then installed a shower or a bath for specific elderly or disabled. For example, a shower cabin can be adapted to a wheelchair individual, since it allows ease of access and comfortable movements. Very convenient and functional, is also a cabin made ​​to the system tank, with the door built on a side. In this way, in fact it eliminates the need to climb over the side of the bath tub with the legs.

Increased as much as possible the surface of the bath to facilitate the mobility of the elderly and avoid getting hurt. Gain more space by introducing shelving and equipping the furniture of pocket doors. Do not forget to replace glia cabinets with washbasins with door column. Another important task is to fix the provided handles near the toilet , the bathtub and the shower, because you can increase security effectively, providing help and support to those who have difficulty standing long or to get up on his own. Finally, if in the presence of a person with a visual impairment , with the room lights very bright.