As we continue exploring the aspects that make a home more universal in design and easier to access for family members of all ages, today we will explore the different aspects of universal shower design.
-Heat the floor. Warm tile mats are simple to add when installing a new tile floor and consider running into the shower floor.
-Anti scald faucet. Most faucets today are made this way but it’s always a great idea to double check.
-Non-slip flooring. Is the tile you have chosen made to go on the shower floor?
-Oversized. At least 36” wide x 36” deep or even better is 36” wide x 60” deep.
-Multiple shower heads at adjustable heights
-Hand held sprayer
-Storage at point of use. If the shower will be used most often sitting down, maybe the tile niche should be placed lower.
-Grab bars. Attractive options are available. Ensure necessary blocking is in the wall.
-Seating. Be that an independent bench you can move in and out of the shower, a built in tile bench or a fold down teak bench, to consider seating is important.
Take the time to consider the future and your family when you are considering building or remodeling. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know if you have any questions or suggestions regarding aging in place solutions.