November 22, 2017
Maryland Bathroom Remodeling for Seniors
Bath Doctor provides a variety of bathroom remodeling solutions for seniors who opt to age in the comfort of their homes. Whether you live in Baltimore County, Carroll County, Howard County or elsewhere in Maryland, we can come out to your location and perform the necessary modifications. We know that the bathroom is where the majority of slip-and-fall accidents happen among seniors, which is why our goal is to ensure your safety, while allowing for pain-free, independent use of the bathroom. Our unique styling process allows you to design a bathroom that is safe and stylish.
Bathroom Solutions for Seniors
If you or your loved one plan on staying in the house rather than moving into an assisted living facility, it makes sense to remodel your Maryland bathroom. The extent of renovations will depend on the size and condition of your current bathroom, as well as any special requests you may have. Bath Doctor will be happy to help you bring your bathroom up to the beauty and safety standards you have in mind, and here are some of the modifications we can make.
Tub to Shower Conversions
If you are tired of stepping over your tub, are using your bathing area as a shower only and are looking for a safer, easy way to access the shower we have the solution. A conversion, or tub to shower conversion as it is known by many. Your current tub is removed and your entire tub area is converted into a beautiful, safe easy to access shower. With Bath Doctor you are able to completely customize your shower. You will be able to select from multiple styles for your shower base with features such as low barrier, seating and variable sizes to suit all your needs. You will also be able to customize your new unit with accessories and fixtures such as grab bars, shelving, curtain rod, shower door, faucet, and specialty shower heads.
Barrier free showers
Barrier free showers are custom designed showers that have a very low or zero barrier. Barrier free showers come in an array of styles and designs to suit your needs. The units can be designed with a ramp or beveled edge and flush to floor surfaces. Barrier free showers are the perfect solution for those who have hip, knee and back issues and where lifting the leg is painful. They are also the perfect solution for those with limited mobility, with walkers and wheelchairs. . With Bath Doctor you are able to design a custom Barrier Free unit complete with all the necessary and wanted features. Designs include options for removable damns, ramps, and custom shower doors. Seating, shelving, grab bars, adjustable and easy to access faucets, hand held shower heads and many more features. At Bath Doctor our focus is to listen to your needs, and create the perfect shower that suits all your concerns for safety, comfort, and style.
Tub Cut Out (safe way step)
The tub cut out or safe way step as it has been nicknamed is the perfect solution for a small budget renovation and a need for a safer bath area. The safe way step is recommended for use in bathrooms where the tub/shower area is in great condition and the only issue is the step over area of the tub which poses and obstacle.
The process: With a tub cut out, the center section of your existing tub is cut away and removed. The area is then reinforced and protected with a custom fit protective cap. The safe way step offers an easy to enter tub area and is a low cost way to create a tub to shower conversion with out the hassle or need to renovate the entire area. With a cut out the tub is no longer used as a bath but instead as a shower. Lower cost and the possibility of being able to reverse the process make it appealing to those with only one bathroom in the home who are concerned about resale value. Cut outs can be reversed on most metal tubs that have a porcelain coating. To reverse a safe way step, the center area is filled back in and a tub liner in installed restoring the tub back to normal usage.
Walk In Tubs
Do you miss sitting down in a hot tub of water? Do you suffer from muscle and body aches? If so a walk in tub may be the answer. Walk in tubs are bathtubs, specially designed with an entry door. They allow for a safer bathing experience. Walk in tubs can be designed with many beneficial features including a in line heater that will keep your bath warm, jets and air bubbles to sooth your aching muscles and light therapy to create a tranquil atmosphere. Walk in tubs are truly a luxurious and offer a revitalizing bathing experience.
Grab Bars and Accessories
Bath Doctor offers a large array of accessories and grab bars to complement or complete you bathroom renovation. We have grab bars in many styles, sizes and finishes. We offer grab bars for inside the shower area, as well as around the rest of the bathroom, including drop down styles that are placed next to the toilet area.
High Comfort Toilets
High comfort toilets are the perfect solution for those who are looking for a more comfortable height. High comfort toilets are 17 inches high, the same height of a standard dining room chair. They offer a more natural seated position and less stress on the hips, knees and back. Standard toilets measure around 14 inches from the floor, making them low and difficult to stand up from a seated position for most adults.
Bath Doctor offers a multitude of flooring options. During your free in home estimate we will discuss a variety of options to suit your needs. Durability, safety, slip resistance, ease of maintenance and warranty are all things considered and addressed during our visit.
Complete Bathroom Remodeling
In some bathrooms, it’s enough to replace a bathtub to improve safety. Other bathrooms, however, may be poorly designed and need more extensive renovations. Our Maryland bathroom remodeling experts will assess your bathroom and your needs before making any redesign suggestions. For example, if you plan on using a walker or a wheelchair in the bathroom, you may need more room and could benefit from our handicap bathroom remodeling services.
We Keep Your Style in Mind
At Bath Doctor, we believe that a senior-friendly or an ADA-compliant bathroom doesn’t have to be ugly. We bet a hospital ward is not the look you were going for! Our bathroom design specialists take the time to discuss your style with you and look for materials and product options that reflect your personality and match the rest of the home. For instance, grab bars don’t have to have a shiny chrome surface and, in fact, come in a variety of finishes and styles. And walk-in tubs can feature massage jets for a spa look and feel.
Contact us today to request a free estimate on bathroom remodeling for seniors.