Remodeling: Adding Bathroom Safety
TOM: Ready to step up to a newly remodeled bathroom? The best bath upgrades share a universal priority – safety first. Hi, I’m Tom Kraeutler.
LESLIE: And I’m Leslie Segrete with today’s Money Pit Home Improvement Minute.
TOM: By applying the principles of universal design, bathroom upgrades can provide style, safety and access for all. Underfoot keep floor clear of throw rugs but if you must use them, make sure they’ve got non-slip adhesive or webbing.
LESLIE: Install grab bars in showers, around tubs and next to toilets. Choose grab bars that attach to the wall at both ends or hinge styles that attach at one end and rest against the wall when not in use.
TOM: A small bench can ease entry to a tub or add stable seating area to a shower. Build your own bench, buy a folding model or install a wall mounted, collapsible seat.
LESLIE: And of course – let there be light. Generous lighting is a must for counter top tasks, safety and knowing what you really look like before heading out for the day. I’m Leslie Segrete.
TOM: And I’m Tom Kraeutler. For more Money Pit Home Improvement Tips, visit moneypit.com.
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