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Age-in-Place Shower Design

The shower is a significant part of bathroom remodeling—this is true for any renovation but even more so for age-in-place design. For those who want to stay in their own homes as they get older, particular remodeling is necessary. This includes incorporating design elements throughout a home (especially the bathroom and kitchen) that make living alone safe, comfortable, and independent for older folks.

The bathroom—the shower, in particular—is one of the most important. How can remodelers make showers and bathing areas safer for the elderly and disabled? There are many age-in-place shower design options. These include:

  • Walk-in, curbless shower stalls
  • Wider entrances (for shower and/or bathroom)
  • Grab bars
  • Built-in seating
  • Handheld sprayer
  • Good lighting
  • Easy-grip door handles
  • Non-slip tile flooring

Pictures of Accessible Showers

Below are pictures if you need ideas for your home or the home of an elderly loved one:

Accessible Shower

Age-in-Place Shower Design

Aging-in-Place Shower Design

Accessible Shower for Elderly

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Home Remodeling in Washington, DC, Maryland & Northern Virginia

Do you need remodelers in the DC metropolitan area? Let the experienced team at Wentworth help you achieve your goal! We’ve helped many homeowners age in place in their own homes safely, comfortably, and conveniently by designing and building beautiful, accessible showers.

Contact our award-winning team today to start a discussion.

“ Rarely will you find a group of people in the remodeling industry who are this committed to high-quality craftsmanship. We've worked on two projects with Wentworth and would gladly do so again. I must first of all compliment their architects for having immense creative talents but also working extremely collaboratively. Some architects simply impose their will and/or style on their clients; not so, with Wentworth. Your space will be uniquely YOURS. In addition, they are the kind of "shop" that views every roadblock or challenge as an added opportunity for great results. Every project has its challenges, but when (the inevitable) problems arose on ours, Wentworth responded with solutions that improved the overall space, making it seem like that had been the plan all along. The commitment for high-quality work extends to their carpenters and project managers, whose eye for detail is a huge asset in the implementation phase. ”

N.T., McLean, VA