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by Leslie Farin
The Beauty of Accessibility
Many people tell me they don’t want grab bars installed in their bathrooms because they look “institutional”. Or they say grab bars are for “old people”. These days, manufacturers make beautiful ones that are both useful and beautiful. And grab bars are absolutely not just for old people! Water and soap can make bathroom, tub and shower floors slippery, so grab bars simply make good sense for everyone. This safety measure is not only important for older adults, but also for younger people with temporary injuries or who rush around and don’t pay attention.
You may not be familiar with the manufacturers that make pretty grab bars, but sleek versions are available in a variety of finishes and sizes. They often double as towel bars or toilet paper holders. A decorative grab bar is no longer hard to find. Take a look at the list of our favorites below available at Amazon.
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OUR 12 FAVORITE GRAB BARS
This contemporary 18 inch decorative grab bar in champagne makes a beautiful addition to your bathroom! With concealed mounting it extends 2 3/4 inches from the wall. (COMES IN 24″ TOO)
This safe and secure bathroom grab bar supports up to 250 lbs (supports up to 500 lbs when installed using SecureMounts- not included). It’s easy to install and not only provides peace of mind in the shower, but the added shelf comes in handy for soap, shampoo or whatever. The versatile design in chrome works with any decorating style.
This decorative grab bar/towel bar, forged with the finest die-cast zinc and rust-resistant stainless steel, provides quality and strength you can see and feel.
Fabulous function meets awesome contemporary decor! This streamlined design installs easily and provides support for more than 250 lbs.
Another unique and contemporary product from Delta! This 6inch long tissue holder also functions as assist bar. With a pivoting arm, it extends 4 1/2 inches from the wall. Sleek and beautiful!
Grab Bars are For Everyone
Grab bars aren’t just safety devices for hospitals and public restrooms. Beautifully designed grab bars blend seamlessly into your design. Strategically placed and solidly anchored grab bars can mean the difference between a relaxing bath and a trip to the emergency room. For all ages.
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originally published 7/14/2020
photo source: Jean van der Meulen from pexels