Accessible Living

Metropolitan Bath & Tile can create beautiful handicap bathroom remodeling solutions that provide extra safety features for the disabled and for customers to age in place. We are dedicated to listening and tailoring your bathroom remodel to your specific needs.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is “Aging In Place”?

Aging in place is the concept of staying in your home throughout your senior years. This is a trend amongst senior citizens and is a perfect alternative to moving to a small one-story home or assisted living community.

What Are The Benefits of Having An Aging In Place Bathroom?

You don’t have to be injured or elderly to appreciate smart bathroom design. Aging in place bathroom modifications are perfect for any homeowner especially those who want to live out their golden years comfortably and safely in their home.

Perhaps you frequently host senior guests, in this case, an In-Law Suite bathroom is great for keeping your senior company safer while they’re staying with you.

How Can I Complete A Handicap Accessible Bathroom Remodel?

There are many ways to make your bathroom more age and handicap friendly. Adjustments like rubber backed rugs, shower floor mats, and self-installed grab bars are quick fixes but are not the safest and will need to be replaced frequently. When considering these safety implications Metropolitan Bath & Tile recommends a handicap bathroom remodel.

What Problems Can A Handicap Accessible Bathroom Remodel Solve?

Accessible bathroom remodels will save you time and in the long run, money. They solve a number of complications presented by limited mobility and age constraints.

Wheelchair and walker users face unique challenges in the bathroom. Hanging sinks from the wall creates the space needed for a wheelchair user to comfortably use the sink. Wide pathways, doorways, and shower openings reduce difficulty with moving throughout the bathroom. Another challenge is traditionally high and deep bathroom cabinets that make things hard to reach, to solve this issue, we recommend low open shelving for storing bathroom supplies.

In the U.S.A., at age 60+ slip and fall accidents increase in the U.S. To combat this statistic Metropolitan Bath & Tile recommends accessible living modifications during most bathroom remodeling consultations. Walk-in Tubs are a safe alternative to the traditional tub and reduce the chance of falls. Other accessible bathroom remodeling suggestions include grab bars for extra support to assist with standing up and balance, slip-resistant flooring, and barrier-free showers with no sill or obstruction.

The materials and finishes used for an ADA compatible bathroom make all the difference. Easy maintenance surfaces can make a huge difference in the time and effort it takes to clean a bathroom; this is important for hard to clean bathroom appliances like a tub. Additional aging in place modifications include easy on/off sinks, raised toilets, and shower benches.

What Makes Aging in Place Accessible Bathrooms So Popular and One of The Fastest Growing Trends Today?

Firstly, you are provided the peace of mind knowing that you will have a beautiful bathroom for all the years to come. Out dated ideas may lead you to believe that bathrooms do not need to be prepared for aging until necessary. However, that is no longer true. You do not have to give up luxury, beauty, or comfortability to make your bathroom safe, as the market today is full of options that make both safety and aesthetic a priority. Moreover, as trends suggest, more and more people are opting to stay in their homes for as long as possible. Remodeling your bathroom to age in place provides the security of knowing you will be able to continue to flourish in your home without concerns for your safety, or the safety of anyone in your home. Finally, you are provided the comfortability of staying familiar surroundings no matter what the future holds for you. You will be able to continue to make memories and experiences, without the fear that you will eventually have to leave the home you love.

Does Metropolitan Bath & Tile Have Certified Aging in Place Specialists?

Yes. Metropolitan Bath & Tile has Certified Aging in Place Specialists (CAPS) who are trained in the unique needs of the older adult population, aging in place home modifications, common remodeling projects, and solutions to common barriers.

The Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) designation was developed by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Remodelers™ Council, in collaboration with the AARP, NAHB Research Center and NAHB Seniors Housing Council.

Metropolitan Bath & Tile designers will answer your concerns by creating a unique, senior friendly bathroom design for you that is beautiful as well as sensible. Our helpful team will listen to your needs, analyze your space and budget and present a variety of options for your bathroom remodeling that doesn’t look dull or utilitarian.

Interested in getting started on a bathroom to accommodate a disability or can live out your senior years comfortably in? Come by one of our showrooms and see the many choices you have in creating a stylish yet accessible bathroom space you’ll love.

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Remodeling your bathroom doesn’t have to be stressful. Whether you are a homeowner looking for some updates to your existing bathroom or a complete bathroom remodel, look to the professional company with years of experience.