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  • Renovating Your Bathroom Is Not Just About Style, It Can Also Be About Safety

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    The first thing that people complain about when looking at an old bathroom is the outdated style.  While updating the style of your bathroom is an important reason to remodel, you also have an opportunity to add safety to your new bathroom as well.  After all, the bathroom is one of the most dangerous places in your home due to the danger of slip and fall accidents from standing water.  Here are some safety tips to consider when remodeling your bathroom.

    1. Slip Resistant Flooring – Consider your flooring choices when you renovate your bathroom. Some tile surfaces, for example, can be quite slippery.  However, slip resistant options do exist.  You can also consider a slip resistant coating on your floors if you prefer the look of a slipperier tile.  This coating is clear and only helps to make the flooring in your bathroom safer.
    2. A Walk In Shower – Walk in showers can be created in a variety of ways. You can buy them pre-fabricated, or you can have your contractor build one from scratch for you.  Either way, having a shower with a low lip entry is safer than lifting your leg over the side of a slippery bathtub.
    3. Handlebars For Added Balance – Adding handlebars near toilets and tubs is a great way to give yourself added balance when in a slippery area. While you might think that handles are only for senior friendly and handicap friendly facilities, they can benefit the safety of all of the people who use your bathroom.
    4. Proper Lighting – Lighting is very important in a room where slip and fall accidents commonly occur. Make sure your bathroom has adequate lighting so that you can see puddles and wet areas before you step in them and cause an injury.

    If you are ready to add safety and style to your South Jersey bathroom, the expert team at American Custom Construction is ready to help.  Contact us today to learn more about our bathroom renovation and remodeling services.