Many people move into a home with the explicitly idea that they will raise children in it. Naturally, this drives people to look for a family friend home with a family friendly bathroom. Once the kids move out, however, having a family friend bathroom does not do you much good. Many older adults who no longer have their kids living at home are renovating their bathrooms and readying them for the next phase of their life. There are many changes you can make that will maximize your enjoyment of your bathroom.
One step many people take is adding a vanity. A bathroom pedestal sink is ideal for the family but when it is just one person or a couple a vanity is ideal. It gives you a lot of bathroom storage space and makes it easier and more enjoyable to get yourself ready in the morning. As opposed to rushing when applying makeup or brushing teeth you can sit and enjoy yourself. After all, you no longer have kids banging down the door trying to get ready before school. You can opt for a double vanity so both you and you partner can have a bathroom space.
You may also want to consider upgrading your tub. Whirlpools and soaking tubs are a good way to luxuriate after a long day. Now that you have more time on your hands you can enjoy taking long, relaxing baths. These come in all shapes and sizes from modified bath tubs to in home Jacuzzis. Many come with different massage and water settings. Some are large enough for a couple to sit in a relax together.
Another item to consider is a warming towel rack. These come in all shapes, sizes and types. You can get them in bronze or stainless steel, free standing or wall mount and anywhere from 10″ to 36″+. They are also great for drying things like bathing suits or wet clothing. Every time you step out of the shower, or whirlpool, you get a warm towel to wrap yourself in.
People who are worried about slips or falls in the shower often install grab bars. These are good for preventing slipping but also make is easier to step in and out of the tub. Even if you don’t necessarily need one now you may want to have one installed for when you do need it. This rings especially true if your current home is the one you plan on retiring in.