What’s the most dangerous area in the house?

The kitchen? Stairway? Garage? Utility room? While these areas can certainly be dangerous, it’s the bathroom that we need to worry about. Bathroom accidents can happen quickly and innocently.

Slips and falls are one of the leading causes of accidental deaths in the United States, and bathrooms are where these falls most commonly occur.

In 2008, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported the following statistics concerning bathroom accidents (http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6022a1.htm) :

  • About 234,000 people aged 15 and older went to emergency rooms due to injuries occurring in bathrooms.
  • 38% of these adults aged 85 years and older were hospitalized as a result of their injuries.
  • The leading cause of injury deaths among senior citizens is falling and more than 19,700 seniors died from their injuries.

Based on these statistics, you may want to consider a bath remodeling project that will incorporate the latest bathroom safety features. Grab bars, shower chairs or transfer benches are a great way to keep from falling on a slippery floor. Walk-in tubs are a great solution for those who enjoy baths but desire easier accessibility. Barrier free showers are another popular project for homeowners who need easier accessibility to showers. With barrier free showers, the obstacles to showering for those with limited mobility are eliminated! Wheelchairs and assistive mobility devices are able to roll right in – and often insurance will help cover the costs for these changes to your home.

Bath tub to shower conversions create the larger, more luxurious showers that many homeowners desire. In addition, bathroom remodels consistently have one of the highest returns on value in home improvement projects (http://www.remodeling.hw.net/2011/costvsvalue/national.aspx).

Tip Top Home Solutions can design a bathroom to complement your existing floor plan and accommodate the latest safety features. Whether you are trying to prepare your home for future independent living or make it accessible to current needs, we have many options that can make your bathroom a safer place and more inviting, luxurious experience.

Please give us a call at (615) 822-0123 to schedule a free estimate! One of our professionals would love to help you create a bathroom that can be your haven for many years to come! As a small, local business, we give reliable service with personal attention. Check out our great reviews on Angie’s List and see for yourself!


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