Bathroom & Kitchen Remodeling Serving Santa Clara Valley • 408.360.9700

Bathroom & Kitchen Remodeling Serving Santa Clara Valley • 408.360.9700

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Ideas for a Safe and Slip Proof Bathroom

USEFUL IDEAS FOR A SAFE AND SLIP-PROOF BATHROOM

Address Bathroom Safety Issues in the Design with Simple Solutions

bathroom contractorYou’re redesigning or fall-proofing your bathroom and want to incorporate safety features that will help prevent slips and falls. You love the glossy floors that are non-porous and easy to clean but want to prevent water puddling. You want to avoid slick surfaces underfoot, and treacherous shower or tub surfaces that can send you skittering to a hard stop. You need the best ideas for a safe and slip-proof bathroom.

The experienced team at California Bathroom and Kitchen Remodelers has put together these design and upgrade tips to help you. Make your bathroom a safe place to refresh and relax without slippery surfaces and obstacles that cause accidents and injuries.

Consider Who is Most at Risk of Falling in Your Home

If you have older or disabled family members, you may want to work with a bathroom remodeling team familiar with ADA requirements. ADA recommends handrails, seats in the shower, and other suggestions to keep older adults safer in the bathroom. Children are also prone to trips, slips and falls. Clumsy roommates or family members may have a hard time staying on their feet in the best of circumstances. So, let’s just say that a safe and slip-proof bathroom benefits everyone!

How to Make Bathroom Floors Safer

Gain traction with slip-resistant bathmats, grab bars, and textured flooring:

  • Bathmat for safety: Choose bathmats with slick proof backing inside and outside your bath or shower.
  • Smaller tiles with grout lines: Smaller tiles with grout lines give your feet a better grip to help prevent slips and falls.
  • Textured flooring: Smooth, shiny floors are aesthetically pleasing but risky in your bathroom. Consider options such as textured concrete or look for luxury vinyl plank or tile that has anti-slip protection or wood-grain embossing. It won’t be as smooth as ceramic or porcelain, but an uneven texture is a safer option for bathroom flooring.

Find more ideas for making your bathroom ADA compliant here.

Design Ideas for a Slip-Resistant Bathroom

Some ideas for a safe and slip-proof bathroom may require a remodel. Our bathroom remodelers can help with these and other design elements:

  • Walk-in tubs are ideal so that bathers can safely and comfortably enter and exit.
  • Curb less showers have no raised threshold, and this helps avoid tripping while going in and out of the shower.
  • Built-in shower seats provide a comfortable and safe shower experience. Let us help you find a seating option that fits your space and matches your bathroom design.
  • Slip-resistant flooring such as tiles with a matte finish or textured vinyl tiles can prevent slips and falls due to water puddling.
  • Grab bars for support. It only takes one second for an older adult or younger person to lose focus and slip in the shower. Without grab bars, the fall can be nasty. Install grab bars in the bathtub and shower.

Contact us today to get more ideas for a safe and slip-proof bathroom. We proudly serve residents in San Jose, Willow Glen, Almaden, Los Gatos, and Cambrian. We also welcome your calls at 408-360-9700—schedule a free consultation!

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6 STEP CHECKLIST TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT BATHROOM DESIGNER

PERFECT BATHROOM MAKEOVERS REQUIRE THE PERFECT TEAM

Dreaming of a tranquil spa that brings a smile to your face at the start and end of your day? Choose the right renovation specialists to transform your bathroom into your own personal haven. Comparing price quotes is essential, but don’t make your choice entirely on price. For a smooth, hassle-free bathroom makeover, you need to consider several criteria as you choose your remodeling contractor. Here are 6 things to look for in a bathroom designer for your home in Santa Clara Valley.

WHAT TO CONSIDER WHEN HIRING A BATHROOM REMODELING CONTRACTOR 

A thoughtfully designed, well-appointed bathroom is a true reflection of a well-maintained home. Whether your bath space needs a complete overhaul, or a simple refresh, consider these aspects while selecting the ideal partner for your renovation project.

  1. End-to-end services or design executors: Some bathroom remodelers offer comprehensive design-build services, while others will simply execute your design. What is the scope of your project? Do you need design, demolition, roughing-in for plumbing and electrical, installation of fixtures and fittings, and all the finishing touches? Or do you need minimal changes like replacing a tub, putting in new tiles, and a fresh coat of paint? If your bathroom requires a complete remodel, you need a contractor who offers the full range of services from design to installation.
  2. Portfolio: While evaluating bathroom designers, check out their work portfolio to understand if their design sensibilities are in sync with your requirements. For example:
  • Does the designer have any experience in remodeling small bath spaces, or does the portfolio reflect only large, spacious bathrooms?
  • Do some of their past projects resonate with your family’s tastes and preferences?
  1. Credibility: Make sure you read the reviews and testimonials of your shortlisted designers. Don’t hesitate to ask for references or a site walkthrough of their completed projects. Speak to past customers to learn about their experience of working with the designers and their teams, including:
  • Quality of service
  • Timely completion of the project
  • Ability to stay within budget
  • Frequency of updates and communication
  • Post-job cleanup
  1. Creative capabilities: Redesigning a bathroom is not just about transforming it into a sparkling or relaxing space. It must suit your lifestyle and reflect your personality. Learn more about the creative capabilities of the bathroom remodeling contractors you evaluate. While completing the project on time and on budget is critical, getting the right design and layout in place is also equally important.
  2. Professional approach and conduct: Check if the contractors are thorough and professional. From the quote and proposal stage, to getting the job done and cleaning up afterward, are they known to be meticulous? Are they thorough with their paperwork? Do they offer prompt communication and timely updates about project status?
  3. Comfort: Lastly, don’t overlook your own personal comfort while dealing with the designers or contractors. If you don’t ‘connect’ with the person or get the right vibe during initial discussions, you are better off going with a different designer.

SANTA CLARA VALLEY’S REMODELING EXPERTS FOR QUALITY BATHROOM MAKEOVERS

At California Bathroom & Kitchen Remodelers, we love to redesign bathrooms and make them stylish, luxurious and functional. Our creative concepts, quality craftsmanship and professional touches will give your bath spaces a truly fashionable makeover. We offer complete design and installation services and are respectful of timelines and budgets.

Since 1994, we have served a growing base of delighted homeowners across the Santa Clara Valley, including in Monte Sereno, Santa Clara, Los Gatos, San Jose, Los Altos Hills, Almaden, Cambrian and Willow Glen, CA.

Call CBKR, your bathroom remodeling design and construction contractor at 408-360-9700 or contact us online to schedule an in-home consultation. We can discuss several exciting ideas to give your bathroom an attractive makeover.

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