The bathroom is actually one of the most dangerous rooms in the house, and the dangers only increase as you age. Smart bathroom design is accessible design. Think non-slip floors, fixtures with comfortable heights, grab bars in strategic locations, and rocker light switches. Install shower stalls with doors that open outward in the event that you do slip and fall. Single-control faucets also offer the convenience of one-handed control over volume and temperature, enabling easy rinsing with the other hand. Some single-control faucets feature a temperature limit stop that allows you to restrict how much hot water is mixed with cold, providing safety from scalding in bathrooms used by small children as well as energy savings.
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