When you’re designing your bathroom, you don’t just want it to be stylish. You need to make sure that it’s safe to use. Not just for you, but for your children and anyone else living in the home. Is it possible to bathe in safety as well as style? It certainly is, and we’re going to show you how.
Install Decorative Bars and Handles
If there is anyone with mobility issues in the home, you should consider installing some decorative bars and handles. This will make it easier for them to get in and out of the bath independently. These handles don’t have to intrude on the style of the room. Instead, they can be purchased to match the style of towel hangers and made of the same material as the bathroom taps. This is an easy way to ensure that they just look like another part of the room, rather than an add-on.
Add A Little More Light
Visibility isn’t always an issue in the bathroom, but it can be. Particularly, if your bathroom is in the middle of the home and doesn’t have a window to let in natural light. In this situation, you should think about installing brighter lights in the bathroom. This doesn’t have to mean more power spent on electricity. Instead, you can use LED bulbs for spotlights over the key areas in your room.
Think About Height
Don’t forget, when you’re designing your bathroom to think about height. If you have children or anyone in the family who has mobility issues you don’t want them reaching up to get something. Keep shelving, electric outlets and any other add-ins low. This will ensure there are no accidents with children crawling on top of the bath to reach the toothpaste.
Buy Some Stylish Mats
You want a few mats in your bathroom to reduce the risk of slips and falls. When you step out the bath or shower, water is dripping off you. This makes the floor slippery and a nasty fall is waiting to happen. With a couple of well-placed mats, you can make sure you’re stepping on solid ground. You might also want to look into purchasing a rubber mat for the bottom of your bath. It won’t take away from the bathing experience and will ensure you don’t slip as you step out of the bath. You can buy mats and rugs in a whole range of different styles to suit your bathroom. They don’t have to look odd or mismatched with the rest of the room.
Be Careful of Candles
Candles can be a wonderful way to add a mood and atmosphere to your bathing time. Lighting candles, particularly scented ones, can make your baths more relaxing. You do, however, need to be careful where you place these candles and how many you leave around. Ideally, you want to make sure that candles are kept in strong holders and not just placed randomly around the bathroom. This makes them a lot safer and easier to use while still adding a lot to your style.