"Home design trends change just as fashion trends, and a universal accessible shower doesn't even resemble the institutional shower of the past," explains Mike Foti, Innovate Building Solutions President and Chief Executive Officer.
Cuyahoga Hts, Ohio (PRWEB) September 25, 2012
Accessible and universal shower enclosures are not just for older people or those with disabilities any more. These barrier and curb free stalls are now being used for a child’s special shower, a relaxing spa type unit or for a place for aging parents to relax and get clean. "Home design trends change just as fashion trends, and a universal accessible shower doesn't even resemble the institutional shower of the past," explains Mike Foti, Innovate Building Solutions President and Chief Executive Officer. "
In bathroom remodel projects today, practicality and luxury are both possible. Plus, people in every stage of life can enjoy a larger shower with added safety features. While using the bathtub with attentive adult supervision is preferred for the very young children, when it is time for them to transition to a shower, a universal accessible shower stall offers a number of advantages for children and adults.
First, safety: Stepping over a tub rail can be dangerous. With a shower there is either a small 4-5” curb to step over– leaving the area ripe for a dangerous fall. Specially designed showers can include curbless barrier free units, roll in for wheelchair access or even a doorless walk in shower. This is important for anyone, but can become crucial as people age or for those with decreased mobility.
Second, added features: "Today's accessible showers can be equipped with specially designed corner and bench seats so a person doesn't have to stand to bathe," says Foti. "There are also attractive, fashion forward decorative grab bars to aid a person's stability and to help prevent falls."
Third, cost: It's comforting to know the money invested in a carefully designed shower can meet a family's needs at each stage of life.
Fourth, luxury - The features of this type of a shower are also better than ever before. Shower accessories are available for a spa- like experience. Digital shower heads and linear drains with LED lights are just some of the incredible features available today.
For more information on building a specially designed universal shower enclosure contact Mike Foti at Innovate Building Solutions. Mike is also a Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) through the National Association of Home Builders.
Innovate Building Solutions (http://innovatebuildingsolutions.com/) is a nationwide supplier of bath and shower systems and a bathroom remodeling contractor in the Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati markets. In addition Innovate Building Solutions is an supplier and installer of glass blocks, vinyl replacement windows, bath tub liners and walls and a kitchen, basement and bathroom remodeling contractor.