The Basics of Bathroom Safety

Even though the bathroom is the one of the smallest rooms in your home, it’s also the space where you’re most prone to accidents. According to a study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, around 235,000 non-fatal bathroom injuries occur annually in the United States. This is why it’s so important to take extra precautions to make your bathroom a safe and relaxing place.

In today’s post, your local bathroom contractors at DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of Ogden discuss some basics of bathroom safety.

Install a Walk-In Tub

If you need a bathtub for your bathroom, consider installing a walk-in tub. They are generally safer than traditional bathtubs since they are lower to the floor and include built-in safety measures such as safety bars, railings and non-slip floors. Plus, you don’t have to step over the side and risk a fall to enter the tub, unlike traditional bathtubs.

Install Grab Bars

Aside from increasing safety, grab bars can boost your bathroom’s style too. They come in multiple designs and colors so you can coordinate with your bathroom’s motif. They also come in multiple finishes including:

  • Stainless Steel
  • Brass
  • Gold
  • Bronze
  • Chrome

With all of these options, you’ll certainly find the right combination to fit your bathroom!

Add Comfort-Height Toilets

If you have seniors in your household, adding comfort-height toilets can be very helpful. A traditional toilet seat puts an individual at risk of falling due to the extra effort to reach the seat. Coupled with grab bars, a comfort-height toilet adds an extra level of safety in the bathroom.

Install Slip-Resistant Floor Tiles

During your bathroom remodel project, be sure to install slip-resistant floor tiles as many common surfaces get extremely slippery when wet. Always take extra care when stepping on a slick surface to avoid any accidents.

Throw Away Old Rugs

Throw rugs are among the leading causes of bathroom and household accidents. If you absolutely must have a throw rug, be sure to keep it in place by attaching double-sided tape or using a slip-resistant backing.

Let’s Start a Conversation!

In need of professional bath or shower remodel contractors? Turn to DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of Ogden. Call us at (801) 436-8886 or fill out our contact form to start a conversation with a design expert. We work with homeowners in Huntsville, Centerville, Taylorsville and Ogden, as well as all surrounding communities!

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