Handicap Bars / July 30, 2018 / Laura Endrizzi
Ask potential contractors if they have any universal design background. Visit web sites like the Universal Design Living Laboratory to get more ideas on creating a safe functional cool space for your bathroom project. Now that youre equipped with these 5 steps youre ready to order the right decorative grab bar or bathroom accessory for your new home or remodeling project. Mike Foti is President of Cleveland Design & Remodeling Columbus Design and Remodeling Columbus Glass Block and The Bath Doctor or Cincinnati and Dayton. These companies provide complete bathroom remodeling design and construction services and wholesale decorative grab bars on a nationwide basis. Call or visit the web sites for further assistance.
Along with the disabled and elderly families with young children and even a pregnant mom will benefit from the extra added security in being able to safely enter and exit a bathtub or shower area. We all know slipping and falling on a wet bathroom surface is no fun and can be dangerous. The first point here is to be sure we have the correct bar. Being that this is a wet environment most bars are stainless steel but there are other moisture resistant choices such as powder coat paint brass and even different shapes that dont quite look like the traditional curve ended institutional stainless although stainless is the most functional and cleans up the best.
With the bars installed in the bathroom they can offer some degree of safety measure for protection against accidents like falls on a wet and slippery floor. The installation of the shower bars needs some consideration as one needs to identify the places where they should be installed. There are two basic types of shower grab bars available in the market. The first is the traditional one whereas the other is the portable one. The traditional grab bars are screwed permanently in one area. They are usually installed in places where the handicapped will most likely to need it most such as the bath tub the shower and toilet areas. The portable style one comes with suction that allows the person using it to take it anywhere for support.