The bathroom is a dangerous place. Wet, slick surfaces create the risk of falls and injuries, so you need to make sure your bathroom is outfitted for safety.
The question is, exactly how do you do that?
Here are three tips for the installation and selection of bathroom safety handrails and grab bars to help you transform your bathroom into the palace of safety that you deserve.
Consider grab bars and safety handles
This is especially important in showers, although we recommend installing grab bars near the toilet and tub as well.
Showers are particularly dangerous because they involve standing and walking. Every time you step in and out of the shower, you run the risk of slipping.
Even standing still in the shower can be risky. Showers are covered in slippery tile, and when you combine that with the presence of slippery soap, your chances of falling and injuring yourself are significant.
Safety handles in your shower can mean the difference between a near injury and a severe injury. Don’t risk another fall!
Properly install grab bars and safety handles
A poorly installed shower grab bar isn’t just ineffective – it’s downright dangerous. All grab bars and handles should be mounted to the wall studs, not the drywall, sheetrock, or surface tile.
Imagine falling and reaching for a grab bar that rips away from the wall. You’ll not only suffer an injury – you’ll have to spend hundreds of dollars repairing your shower and installing new grab bars.
Hire some experts! Professional bathroom remodelling services are worth the investment when your safety is on the line.
Install something you like
Of course, safety should be your top priority, but don’t overlook your own tastes!
Safety handles and bars come in all shapes and sizes, so you’ll have a number of options depending on what you want your bathroom to look like.
Safety hand rails for showers can be L-shaped or wall-mounted, depending on your preference; and bathtub grab bars can be subtly mounted to offer you the convenience of safety more discreetly.
The bottom line is, you should choose something you think looks good.