Hanging Toilets and Other Cool Bathroom Fixtures for Aging Homeowners
Aging in place has gotten downright cool.
At the website for The Boston Globe, a universal-design remodeler lists seven snazzy remodeling ideas for aging homeowners who want to make sure their house remains accessible if any mobility problems crop up. All the ideas are for the bathroom, and they also work for anyone who wants to make their home accessible for people of different abilities and heights. Here are a couple of highlights:
- Adjustable or customizable cabinets – The most versatile bathrooms feature vanities with a removable base or pocket doors to accommodate a wheelchair. Cabinets and counters wall mounted on shelf brackets can be adjusted to the perfect height for the homeowner. …
- Hanging toilets – Toilets that hang on the wall give a sleek, modern look to the bathroom and can be set at a height that works best for the homeowner. For most adults, a toilet that sits at least 17 inches from the floor puts less strain on your legs, knees and back.
Are you dreaming of any universal-design features for your home? OurParents featured five other cool aging-in-place products in this article, for bathrooms, the kitchen and the whole house.
Leigh Ann Otte is a freelance writer who specializes in health and aging issues. She covers finding and paying for senior care for OurParents. If you have any questions about this post or need help finding senior-care options for a loved one, call 1-866-483-4896 to speak with a care advisor in your area.