Bathroom / September 4, 2018 / Romina Doran.
That way you will be ready for the way things currently are, and also for the way they could potentially be in the future. It is hard to plan for every eventuality, but the vast majority of aging issues can be planned and prepared for. That will give you peace of mind, and can also help you feel more confident about staying in your home.
You may also want to consider laminate, as it is generally less slick than tile would be, whether it is wet or dry. While mats and rugs can protect the floor and keep it from being too slick, they can also be tripping hazards. Consider thinner rugs that do not bunch up easily, along with rugs that have rubber backing and would not slide around.
This gives you the highest number of choices possible as your needs change over time. Not all shower heads are created equally. Some offer just a standard spray, while others do so much more. The angle of the shower head also matters, as some of them are designed to rain down water and others shoot water at more of an angle. Both can be good options, and choosing a shower head that allows you to have a selection of sprays in the future can help reduce the chances that you will need to make changes or upgrades later.
A large closet can also be part of a bathroom conversion, if there is enough room. But keep in mind that the first floor bathroom must be accessible, and that means a bigger space that can accommodate a walker or a wheelchair. With a larger space, your first floor bathroom will be much safer and easier to use as you age. Stepping in and out of the bathtub is not an issue for most younger people, but it may be riskier as you age.