A woman holding onto one of several grab bars in a bathroom tiled with turquoise polka dots and swirled tilesA Bathroom Remodel for Safety’s Sake in Ridgewood, NJ

Eighty percent of falls happen in the bathroom. As the Baby Boomers age, that number is only going to rise. If you or a loved one has mobility challenges, doing a bathroom remodel to make the space safer makes good sense. Alleva Construction can help you design, then build, a safer bathroom in your Ridgewood, New Jersey, area home.

Important Safety Features to Include in Your Bathroom Remodel

When you renovate a bathroom for safety reasons, there are several crucial features you should include:

  • Grab bars – In your bathtub and shower, you must install grab bars to help avoid dangerous falls. You should have one on each wall to hold on to.
  • Low-threshold showers – Traditional bathtub/shower combinations require you to step up and over a couple of feet of tub wall to get in to take a shower. With a lower threshold, you’re safer from tripping and more able to get into the shower by yourself.
  • Built-in seating – For those who tire easily or are unsteady on their feet, a bench seat in the shower is a must-have. You get bonus points for having a wall-mounted, handheld shower head installed next to the seat.
  • Walk-in bathtubs – If you love a good bath but can’t step up and over the tub’s wall anymore, you’re in luck. Walk-in tubs are more readily available now than at any other time. You simply open the door, step in, sit down, close the watertight door, and run your water.
  • Wider doorways – When you’re in a wheelchair, you know you’ll lose access to some areas of your home due to stairs. But you can also lose access if the doorways are too narrow. They need to be at least 36 inches wide to allow a wheelchair to pass through.
  • Lower vanities – Vanities should be lowered to allow for seated grooming, either with a stool or from a wheelchair.

Full Bathroom Remodels

Sometimes, you just want to change the appearance or layout of your bathroom. We can help you with that, too. Alleva Construction is here to help you with any type of bathroom project, even full-scale gut-and-remodels that allow you to update everything in your bathroom from the lighting to the flooring.

Why Alleva Construction Is Your Go-To Bathroom Remodel Choice

At Alleva Construction, we have 35 years of experience in the design-build space, where our designers come to your home to help you design the bathroom remodel of your dreams. Then, our builders bring those plans to life. We can suggest upgrades that make sense for safety’s sake or for the perfect overall remodel to make your Ridgewood, NJ, bathroom livable for years to come. Contact us today to schedule your in-home consultation.