3 Major Advantages of a Barrier Free Shower

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As we and our loved ones age, the need for barrier free showers becomes more evident. For the elderly or disabled, the struggle of entering and exiting a tub or shower is not only inconvenient, but it can be dangerous as well. Whether you are experiencing a lack of mobility, healing from surgery or have a more permanent disability, a walk in bath or shower can improve the quality of your life. Also, while many associate walk in showers with the elderly or injured, more people are realizing the advantages they offer over traditional tubs and showers.

A barrier free shower fosters independence

For those with mobility issues, adding a handicap accessible shower is an affordable and easy way for them to gain back their independence. When mobility starts to get difficult from injury or age, it’s something that can be hard to admit. Unfortunately, it’s even more difficult to find someone reliable to ask for help. Having a handicap accessible shower can help you maintain your self-sufficiency and take the burden off of your loved ones. By choosing a barrier free bathing option, you’ll be able to continue to live life independently.

Barrier free showers are safer

According to the National Institute on Aging, over 80% of senior falls occur in the bathroom. However, fall victims are not always the elderly or those with mobility impairments. When you’re getting ready in the morning, and you’re in a hurry, it can be easy to take a wrong step and trip. This can sometimes lead to disaster. Our showers are made with acrylic, which is naturally slip resistant. In addition, permanent seats, grab bars, and other safety features can be added as needed.

While getting in isn’t always so difficult, getting out of a tub can certainly be a challenge. If you  or a loved one have issues with mobility, barrier free bathing makes your bathroom accessible and eliminates the danger of stepping over a high threshold. Barrier free bathing means that your shower is built to be safer as it has no glass door, no tall threshold or tub side to step over.

Pampering and warm water therapy

Many bathrooms are all about business; you get clean, do what you need to do and get out. With a curbless shower in Norfolk, you can slow down and spend time enjoying the quiet relaxation time that you rarely get in life. A new walk in shower can help create this spa-like environment in your bathroom. Walk in tubs and showers can also be equipped with extra features such as whirlpool jets and hydrotherapy devices. These features can help alleviate the painful symptoms of arthritis, help you relax after a long day, and have even been shown to manage diabetes.

There are many different options out there for bathroom remodeling. When you consider adding a curbless shower to your home in Norfolk, you’ll begin the journey to create that luxurious bathroom space we all want. As a Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist, the Quality Advantage team is experienced in bathroom modifications to help homeowners live in their homes safely and securely. When it comes to remodeling your bathroom to be handicap and wheelchair accessible, we’re the best in the business.

Contact us today to learn more about how we can configure a barrier free bathroom to fit all of your needs.


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About Us

Founded in 1997, Quality Advantage Home Products, Inc., is a family-owned and -operated company specializing in bathroom renovations. As aging-in-place specialists, we can complete any modification necessary to make bathrooms safer for individuals with limited mobility. For instance, we perform tub to shower conversions during which we replace a tub/shower combo with a stylish, easy-to-maintain walk in shower. We also install walk in tubs, which are ideal for homeowners who might have trouble stepping over traditional tub walls and want a safer alternative. Here at Quality Advantage, we can do as much or as little as you want, from installing new lighting, flooring, and more, to adding simple safety features like grab bars. Plus, our products come in a wide selection of colors and styles, ensuring that your bathroom will be both beautiful and safe.

No matter what type of bathroom remodeling services you’re seeking from Quality Advantage, you can rest easy knowing that our long-term, factory-certified employees will be completing it. Our installers receive ongoing training, meaning they are fully knowledgeable on the latest advancements in the bathroom remodeling industry. Aside from having a highly skilled staff, we also provide a lifetime labor warranty on all of our services, and most of our manufacturers also offer lifetime product warranties, providing our customers with the ultimate peace of mind. To learn more about how Quality Advantage can transform your bathroom into a safer and more stylish one, contact us today.