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Bathroom & Kitchen Remodeling Serving Santa Clara Valley • 408.360.9700

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Bathroom Remodeling Ideas for San Jose

INSPIRING BATHROOM REMODELING IDEAS FOR SAN JOSE

Design a Smarter, More Convenient Bathroom for Long-Term Living

When you decide to upgrade your bathroom, the possibilities are endless. Keep in mind that your needs and tastes will change over the years. Try to focus on timeless appeal and functionality for your bathroom makeover. Choose easy-care materials that make cleaning the bathroom less onerous and time-consuming. Our skilled designers have put together these inspiring bathroom remodeling ideas for San Jose residents.

Brighten Up Your Bathroom and Make Life Easier

Maximize the use of space, make your bath and shower senior-friendly, and customize your bathroom with help from California Bathroom and Kitchen Remodelers.

To get you started, here are several bathroom remodeling ideas for San Jose homes.

Declutter, and Integrate Innovative Storage Solutions

Here are a few bathroom design ideas to create an uncluttered appearance with convenient, stylish storage:

  • Combine a compact sink with a sleek, narrow profile vanity for a neat look and adequate storage space
  • Go vertical with custom cabinetry over the toilet or above the sink in lieu of a medicine cabinet
  • Limit wall tiles to an accent wall and go with slightly larger tiles — fewer grout lines create an illusion of more space
  • Shower baths give you the option to take a relaxing bath or quick shower without using separate spaces for both in your bathroom
  • Short projection or low depth toilets take up less room and give your smaller bathroom a sleek appearance

Bring in Natural Light but Keep Your Privacy Intact

Consider frosted or glazed doors that let light into your bathroom. Keep in mind that frosted or glazed doors still allow some visibility. Therefore, they are best suited for ensuite bathrooms where privacy is less of an issue.

You can use frosted or glazed glass on your windows to let in natural light without giving up privacy. You can also consider a sunlight dome, which is a smaller version of a skylight that funnels in light from a small dome on your roof.

Install Period-Appropriate Bathroom Fixtures

If you love retro glamor or want ultra-modern design, consult with our bathroom designers. Count on our team to provide stunning designs and expert craftsmanship for your bathroom remodel. Whether you choose modern contemporary, Craftsman-style or mid-century décor, we’ll deliver a complete look with period-appropriate fixtures, such as the following:

  • Woodwork and metalwork define a Craftsman-style bathroom
  • Clawfoot bathtubs set the tone for a vintage bathroom
  • Brass or brushed nickel exudes an industrial or minimalist vibe
  • Rain showerheads, faucets protruding directly from the wall, and sinks that stand alone in artsy basins above the counter all define trendy, modern bathrooms
  • Classy fixtures in gray or silver tones will reflect the sleek, minimalist lines of a mid-century style bathroom remodel

Easy Access Tubs and Showers for Aging in Place

When considering bathroom remodeling ideas, San Jose homeowners should also think about future needs. If you already have family members with mobility issues, the following changes can make life easier and safer for them.

Here are a few ways to keep older adults safe and secure in the bathroom:

  • Install sturdy grab bars in your shower. You’ll also want to install grab bars in your separate tub or toilet area to prevent slips and falls.
  • Consider installing a walk-in tub or walk-in shower complete with a seat to make bathing easy and enjoyable for those with mobility issues.
  • Add a lower vanity or separate sink at a convenient height for wheelchair access.

See our blog on aging in place for additional ways to address changing needs as you grow older.

From modern, water-saving toilets, showers, and faucets to stylish storage, and easy-care, non-slip flooring, we can help make your dream bathroom an affordable reality. Our experienced team has plenty of useful tips for budget-friendly bathroom makeovers.

Contact us today to discuss more bathroom remodeling ideas for San Jose homes. We proudly serve residents in San Jose, Campbell, Cupertino, Almaden, and Willow Glen. Call 408-360-9700 to set up a consultation.

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Home and Bathroom Renovation Ideas for Seniors

HOME AND BATHROOM RENOVATION IDEAS FOR SENIORS

Building Accessible Spaces to Facilitate Aging in Place

bathroom remodelWhile enhanced lifestyle choices may drive a majority of remodeling projects, creating accessible spaces is a greater priority for homes where seniors live; often alone. Practical home and bathroom renovation ideas for seniors can transform the scope of your renovations and enable aging in place for yourself or your loved ones. The experts at California Bathroom and Kitchen Remodelers have years of experience helping to redesign homes and make them safe and accessible, following ADA compliance guidelines.

Top 5 Home Improvement Suggestions for Older Adults 

In a study by the AARP Public Policy Institute, 87% of people aged 65 and above prefer to age in place, continuing to stay in their current homes and communities. Remodeling experts are continuously innovating ways to improve the functionality and accessibility of homes. Many of these ideas find wide appreciation and utility not just among seniors, but also homeowners planning for retirement. Some may be raising young families and want their homes to be safe for kids but also for grandparents to visit and stay in comfort.

Here are some useful ideas to renovate your bathrooms and the rest of your home for better accessibility and safety.

  1. Create an open floor plan: Knocking down a few walls to create a spacious layout and easy flow between rooms is a popular renovation choice. Creating an open floor plan can potentially boost the value of your home as homebuyers increasingly look for that feeling of openness. Seniors can move freely and safely in the home. The additional square footage is welcome!
  1. Minimize the hurdles:
    • Consider doing away with interior doors wherever possible or install sliding or pocket doors to improve movement within the home.
    • Promote smooth transition in and out of your home or garage by widening the entrance to 42 inches and internal doors to 36 inches. This will easily accommodate wheelchairs (if you need one now or in the future) or kids’ strollers (when your kids and grandkids visit).
    • Remove thresholds between rooms and at the entrance to your home. Replace carpets with smooth, hard flooring. This will not only make the movement of wheels simple and hazard-free, but also be easier to clean and maintain.
  1. Accessorize wisely: Choose your hardware carefully. Look for easy-to-use door levers, good-grip drawer pulls and quick-turning faucets. Grabbing or twisting a doorknob may become difficult in later years, especially when the joints become weaker, or due to chronic conditions such as arthritis.
  1. Improve convenience: Enhancing convenience is all about minimizing the time, effort, and risk involved with completing ordinary tasks. For example, bending down to access electrical outlets that are usually 12 inches off the floor is tedious. It could also put a strain on the back for older adults. Raising the outlets by 6 inches would make them more accessible and contribute to added functionality. Similarly, choosing pullout under-counter drawers in place of cabinets with swinging doors can help in better organization and movement during cooking, especially for someone in a wheelchair.
  1. Fortify your bathroom: According to the CDC, bathroom slip and fall incidents make up 81% of all injuries among seniors, resulting in fractures, head trauma, hospitalization and potential loss of independence. A few simple changes will enhance the safety, ease of cleaning, and movement within your bathrooms. Consider ideas such as:
    • Installing a wide entrance, curb-less, walk-in shower stall
    • Adding safety grab bars in the tub, shower stall, and near the toilet
    • Lowering the sink counters to make them accessible at seated height
    • Upgrading the vanity to add convenient storage
    • Creating a built-in bench in the shower stall to serve as a temporary resting spot 

Stylish Makeovers by Santa Clara Valley’s Renovation Experts 

Aging in place modifications do not have to be dull and boring. At California Bathroom & Kitchen Remodelers, we are passionate about delivering makeovers that enhance the look, functionality and accessibility of your home. Our Certified Aging in Place Specialists (CAPS) understand the unique requirements of aging adults and offer practical, creative and trendy home and bathroom renovation ideas for seniors.

Since 1994, we have served customers in San Jose, Santa Clara, Willow Glen, Almaden, Monte Sereno, Los Gatos Hills, and Los Altos Hills, CA. 

Call CBKR at 408-360-9700 or contact us online to schedule an in-home consultation. We can discuss ideas for home and bathroom renovations for seniors that address your current and future requirements.

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