A popular project for New York Sash is our tub-to-shower conversion. Many people are preferring the ease and added safety of no longer having to climb over the tub wall in order to take a shower.
If safety is an issue for you in the shower, here are some tips to help create a more accessible shower:
1. When it comes to a shower’s size, bigger is always better, especially if dealing with a wheelchair or a walker. If you do want to create a large shower, make sure to place the shower control valves near the entry so you don’t need to get wet when starting the shower and letting it warm up.
2. Add a seat and grab bars for added safety. If you’re unsteady on your feet, adding a shower seat and grab bars will give you extra support when getting in and out of the shower.
3. If you suffer from a vision impairment, consider adding lights to your shower. At New York Sash, we’re able to brighten your shower by adding lighting in the ceiling panel. Also, you may want to consider installing nightlights to clearly illuminate the walkway between the bedroom and the bathroom.
These few details can create a safer shower and give you and your family piece of mind!