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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.

“ The project is coming along really well, and I'm excited to get home again and start using my new kitchen. Eric and team have been doing really beautiful work. The shallow shelving unit, in particular, is worth stopping by to take a look at, if you haven't done so already. Eric has also been really kind about keeping me updated with texts and progress photos. Kudos to the whole team. ”

J.H., Capitol Hill, Washington, DC