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Creating safety in the home

By August 19, 2019 January 29th, 2020 No Comments

Whether you are protecting your family now or preparing to age in place, creating safety in the home is a concern that most northwest homeowners have. On average the kitchen and bathroom are the most dangerous rooms in the home with the majority of injuries being the result of falling. You can work with a designer to create a complete safety plan for your home to minimize risk for your family and your future. Here are some tips to get you started.
Bathtub to shower conversions reduce thWhether you are protecting your family now or preparing to age in place, creating safety in the home is a concern that most northwest homeowners have. On average the kitchen and bathroom are the most dangerous rooms in the home with the majority of injuries being the result of falling. You can work with a designer to create a complete safety plan for your home to minimize risk for your family and your future. Here are some tips to get you started.
Bathtub to shower conversions reduce the risk of falling while entering or exiting the tub and curbless showers are accessible to wheelchairs and walkers.
Safety grab bars are an absolute must in the shower and tub area. Many people resist the use of grab bars for aesthetic reasons but the risk is similar to that of having stairs with no handrail. Plumbing fixture manufacturers today have many beautiful lines available with grab bars to match their other products giving clients the safety they desire without sacrificing the look.
Anti-slip tiles or composite flooring in the bathroom are a great way to reduce the likelihood of injury from falls. ADA compliant Tiles are common in the northwest and Kitchenn & More offers an unparalleled selection, but can also be ordered online or from most major tile distributors.
Brighten a dark space by switching to daylight bulbs or adding new light fixtures. A lack of adequate lighting can create a hazard in any space. Nightlights and baseboard lights assist in navigating dark rooms and are particularly helpful for children and the elderly.