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remodeling to acommodate an elderly loved one

When I invited my mother to come and live with my family, we had to make some changes to accommodate her. The changes that needed to be made were all within reason and were all required so that she could get around with her walker and eventually a wheelchair if need be. I hired a remodeling contractor to assist us with making the changes. I learned a lot while discussing what needed to be done and what it would take to get it complete. I created this blog with the hopes of helping other families that are considering making the same changes in their homes.

Bathroom Remodeling: Ways To Optimize Your Interior Space

A great bathroom is a spacious one that can give you the freedom to move around and enjoy your shower session maximally. However, many homeowners always complain about the limited bathroom space they have to deal with, especially in rented apartments. While there's little you can do to expand the bathroom's size, there's more you can do with the existing space so it serves you optimally. 

Here are three practical ways to optimize your bathroom's interior space for a better showering experience.

Maximize on Shelving 

A small bathroom is already limited on space, and you don't want to further minimize that space by storing things on the bathroom's floor. Vertical shelves work miracles for a small-sized bathroom. When remodeling your bathroom, it is crucial you install as many shelves as possible on your bathroom's vertical space. 

When installing the shelves, ensure they hang from your eye level height going upwards. You can then keep the items you use more often on the eye-level shelf for easy accessibility. Sometimes, you might need more space after putting all your toiletries in the area you have created. You can add recessed shelves to acquire additional storage space for your extra stuff. 

Organize Your Shower Area 

Your shower area is probably where you store lots of shampoo bottles and other detergents you use during a shower. Sometimes you don't remember taking out the used ones when you bring in new bottles, which leads to a pile of disorganized bottles in the shower area. 

Getting the bottles out is just a part of the solution. To effectively organize your shower area, you need to bring in additional space inside the shower enclosure. You can hang a rack on the wall to help in storing the shampoo and soap bottles. Shopping for a rack might prove to be a challenging task, but you can ask professionals to guide you to buying a fitting and attractive rack.

Use the Space Above Your Toilet

A shelf going around and above your toilet seat can be an effective space addition where you can store personal items and other toiletries. The space above the toilet seat is an awesome choice for additional storage space, as it is always out of people's way and offers safe storage for items you use less frequently. 

You can use hardwood or plastic shelves in this area above your toilet seat, as they don't rust and corrode. If you want more private storage, you can use enclosed shelves which you can lock. 

For more information about bathroom remodeling services, contact a local contractor.