If you are remodeling your bathroom or considering adding grab bars to your bathroom, you may be wondering where to place them, what size you need, and at what angle to install them. You may also be wondering if you can get ones that match the aesthetic of your bathroom.
In addition to the looks of your bathroom, adding grab bars can make the bathroom more accessible and safer to use.
What Size Grab Bars Do I Need?
When choosing your grab bars, you will first need to determine the size of the grab bars that your bathroom requires. The size of the grab bar will be determined by how you plan to use the bar. For example, if you plan to use the grab bar to help steady yourself when exiting the shower, you won’t need a long bar.
A vertical handgrip of twelve to sixteen inches would be installed in this situation.
For horizontal grab bars, you will typically have them installed on the long back wall with dimensions between 24 inches and 36 inches.
Do I Need Straight or Angled Grab Bars?
Typically, we will install grab bars straight across in the shower and angled in a tub. We install the bars at an angle or straight across, depending on how you plan to use them. We recommend angled grab bars if you need to grip something to pull yourself up, such as out of a tub. Straight grab bars can help you steady yourself while maneuvering and work to help prevent falls and slips.
We will work with you to determine your needs and make recommendations on where and at what angle your grab bars should be installed. Other grab bar options include linear grab bars that can be used as a soap shelf or wheel-shaped bars installed around your shower valve trim. These are more subtle options that will mesh seamlessly with your bathroom.
Grab Bars and Other Aging in Place Solutions at Patete
In addition to our grab bars for safety and balance, we also provide a wide range of aging-in-place solutions such as low mount sinks, vanities, toilets, wheel-chair and walker accessible floor plan, built-in shower seating, and more! Contact us today to learn more!