Bathrooms are the most important rooms for age in place (AIP) home design. They require careful consideration when it comes to planning for long-term living in your residence. A focus on function is one thing, but it doesn’t mean that you have to sacrifice aesthetics. With the right AIP renovation expert you can have it all. It’s your home, and you deserve the best of both worlds!
Challenges of Traditional Bathroom Design
The reason so many homes throughout the greater Winnipeg area require an age in place update is because they have traditional bathroom designs that present a number of challenges to the safety and quality of life for senior residents. These challenges to senior living include the following:
- Inconvenient location within the home
- Inadequate size
- Doors are too narrow
- Poor room layout for mobility
- Flooring (slippery and/or challenging grout joints)
- Poor lighting
- Inaccessible bathtub and shower
- Unstable and/or elevated toilets
- Inaccessible closets, cabinetry, and sinks
Age in Place Upgrades for YOUR Specific Needs (and desires)
Vulcan Construction takes the challenges listed above and turns them into opportunities. That said, we don’t overstep and assume that you need a complete bathroom overhaul. During your initial consultation we will ask questions to assess the challenges you are experiencing today, and what you expect for the future. We will consider any preexisting injuries (lower back pain, hip dislocation, etc.), conditions (osteoarthritis, etc.), along with any other musculoskeletal or neuropathic issues that must be factored into your bathroom’s renovation.
Of course, it’s not just about updating the bathroom to account for aches, pains, and loss of function. We also want to hear your vision when it comes to creative and aesthetic ambitions. Consider your age in place upgrade as an opportunity to get the bathroom you’ve always dreamed of. Let’s schedule your consultation so that you can tell us exactly what you need, and desire! Call 204.816.8699 for a friendly chat.
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