Bathroom / September 4, 2018 / Romina Doran
On the side or both sides, depending on the layout of the toilet, in the shower or tub, and when getting out of the shower or tub are good places for these bars. Sinks and vanity areas are not as common, but rails can be used anywhere they are needed. There are small bars that can fit into tight spaces, and much larger bars that are designed to be used in showers and next to toilets when there is plenty of wall space available.
If your house has stairs, one of the best ways to reduce risk is to have a bathroom on the first floor. Some two story homes, especially in certain parts of the country or in older, more established neighborhoods, have only one bathroom: upstairs, close to the bedrooms. While that made sense years ago, it also created problems for anyone who had trouble climbing stairs.