Have you started to notice that your bathroom is outdated or looks just plain tired? That once trendy colored sink or countertop may be outdated. The daily use and moisture takes their toll on our bathrooms making it necessary to replace flooring, doors and cabinetry. Here’s good news: in the Southeast Region (which includes metro Atlanta), mid range bathroom remodels can net as much as a 70% resale value.*
Besides a high cost-to-value factor, the most important considerations for aging in place bathroom remodeling are safety, accessibility, durability and low maintenance. Our team of experts can help make your bathroom more beautiful and accommodating starting with these four areas.
Cabinetry and Counters
Custom designed cabinets and countertops create personalized solutions for storage and accessibility in your bathroom. Using the latest features for soft close and push open, anyone can access items in cabinets and drawers. You may like having two sinks, but counter space may become more important as you age. Using quartz for your countertops makes your bathrooms look clean, sleek and modern, but it’s also low maintenance and durable.
Natural stone and tile flooring is much more durable and easier to maintain than hardwood in the bathroom. Excess moisture can cause wood to warp, crack and discolor. Moisture-resistant tile, stone or even linoleum are more practical choices. Be sure to ask us about slip-resistant flooring for safety consideration, too.
Sliding interior doors also known as “pocket doors” are trendy and they create ease of accessibility for people using wheelchairs and walkers. Pocket doors have been around since the 1850’s, but their updated functionality and universal design makes them perfect for bathrooms where space may be limited.
We often recommend to our customers a bathtub-to-shower conversion which accommodates ease of access and provides independence for someone aging. Large showers allow for built-in seating (for safety and relaxing) and multiple shower heads (for accessibility). Zero thresholds and our custom shower doors are both seamlessly beautiful and necessary for aging in place. If you feel the need to have a bathtub, we advise against the oversized ones without walk-in access and we are experts at designing and installing any of the top rated walk-in tubs.
Be sure to also read our other bathroom remodel blog with even more great ideas.
For over 70 years, the expert team of designers and skilled trade teams have provided beautiful bathrooms for many of our customers in and around Metro Atlanta. We will treat your home and personal safety with the utmost care and concern. Please contact us if you’re thinking about your options to age in place or if you have an aging loved one who is coming to live with you or visits frequently. We are ready and happy to help.