Accessible Bath Remodeling

Avoiding Basic Bathroom Remodel Mistakes

Bathroom Remodel | Bathroom Design | Waukesha WI | Schoenwalder Plumbing

Consider creating a private place for your toilet out of plain sight when planning your bathroom remodel

When you design your bathroom remodel, chances are you are looking forward to creating a comfortable and accessible space for everyone in your family. However, during a bathroom remodel, many changes looking like a good idea on paper can actually make the room less desirable when the project is complete.

Reviewing your bathroom design multiple times before demolition is significant because not only do you want certain amenities added in your bathroom remodel, but you also want to avoid mistakes you’ll hate having to live with. A very common challenge is how the toilet is placed in your bathroom design. In larger floor-plans a private area is a definite option. With smaller bathrooms, other ideas are available to help the aesthetics of your bathroom.  Below are a few ideas.

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Bathroom Remodel Ideas for the Elderly In Waukesha WI

Bathroom Remodel | Universal Design | Waukesha WI | Schoenwalder Plumbing

A universal bathroom remodel often includes large easy to enter showers, shower chairs and hand grabs for balance

A bathroom remodel is one of the most basic adjustments to make when preparing a home for aging homeowners.

As more seniors choose to remain living in their homes instead of an assisted living facility or nursing home, more accessibility is a primary need. For many, a bathroom remodel such as this helps people maintain their independence and dignity.

Changes allowing freedom of movement without the risk of slips and falls is paramount. To achieve this goal, options such as walk-in bathtubs or showers, grab bars, specific use lighting and more should be part of the bathroom remodel plan.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention says about 235,000 annually people seek medical attention for bathroom-related injuries. The result is safety should be the most important quality when developing an accessible bathroom remodel. Continue reading

Universal Bathroom Remodeling In Waukesha WI

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Universal bathroom remodeling often includes large easy to enter showers, shower chairs and hand grabs for balance

Universal Bathroom Remodeling is the design of bathroom environments to be usable by all people, to the greatest extent possible, without adaptation or specialized design. The bathroom represents one of the most significant areas where effective use of Universal Design allows people to live in their homes in their later years with dignity.

Studies show 89% of people say they want to stay in their homes as they age. This means the everyday activities must be able to be done, regardless of the bending, reaching, stretching and other routine movements most people take for granted.

The goal of Universal Bathroom Remodeling is to build function and ease of use of each product within the environment. It allows people to live in their homes safely, independently and comfortable, regardless of age or ability level. Continue reading