Age really has nothing to do with adding grab bars and designing your home to accommodate a wheelchair. The most active homeowner can break a leg skiing, or have some other accident.

When remodeling your bath, it is especially important to consider how difficult it would be to shower and use the fixtures if you or a family member was dealing with a cast on a leg or arm. Not to mention most of us do have elderly friends or family members who might appreciate the added security of a grab bar in a strategic location.

So, the fun thing about incorporating universal design into a bathroom remodeling project, is that a curbless shower with a couple of grab bars looks very much like the spa shower you enjoyed on your last vacation. Don’t fear accessibility features; talk to your contractor and find out about all the great things you can do and still keep the style you love.