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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.

“ I just wanted to tell you how happy we are with the work you designed and oversaw...We are so proud to show the kitchen and family room to friends and relatives, and love their reactions (gasps of awe and jealousy). Mike and Enio were amazing, working so hard -- every single day, beginning at 7am -- and paying such close attention to details I never would have noticed. They clearly treated this job as their "baby," not wanting to cut corners even if they could get away with it...They also were great about cleaning up; I am positive the garage is cleaner now than before this job started! ”

A.C., Bethesda, MD