Wednesday, June 1, 2011

A user-friendly bathroom for family members of all ages

As the baby boomer generation ages, we're seeing more and more instances of multi-generational families in one household. Mom and dad go to work while grandma and grandpa care for the children - or go golfing! It's a great setup for many as familial bonds are strengthened. However, having individuals with different capabilities in one home may be tricky, especially when it comes to the functionality of the bathroom space.

If you're in the middle of this family gap, you have to understand the need for a few bathroom accessories for the older and the younger generation. In the shower, for example, you might have to install handle bars for assistance. Additionally, lighting can be an important factor in creating a comfortable bathroom space. Make sure that every nook and cranny is properly illuminated for everyone.

For the little ones, perhaps an addition of a stool in front of the bathroom vanity is needed as a step to his or her hygienic independence. Also make sure to put in no-slip bathroom rugs for the safety of everyone - and that includes you!