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Looking for a Grab Bar That Doesn’t Look Like a Grab Bar?

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originally published 7/14/2020
updated 6/2/2021

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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 Delta Faucet-Contemporary Grab Bar, Champagne Bronze

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)


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This pretty bar provides leverage and support for up to 500 lbs, exceeding ADA requirements. The unique square design adds a little extra flair to this combination grab bar/towel bar.

Bathware Wave Shaped Grab Bar

decorative grab bar

This unique wave-shaped decorative grab bar provides multi-level support. It’s functional, safe and on-trend. It’s the perfect solution for a modern bathroom!

GBS Towel Holder Grab Bar – Arched Design/2-in-1 Mobility and Safety Aid/Bathroom

This wonderful towel holder also functions as a grab bar! With a sleek modern design, this ADA compliant stainless steel product supports 500 pounds.


This safety and mobility bar mounts easily on the wall with concealed screw covers for a clean look. Doubles as a towel bar.

This beautiful toilet paper holder doubles as a safety and mobility bar that supports 400 lbs!  This helpful assistive device is great to have by the toilet for those times you need a little extra support.

This interesting design works as both a grab bar and a toilet paper holder to support up to 500 lbs. Easily installed, this assistive device provides peace of mind when you need it most.

Delta Traditional Corner Shelf/Assist Bar, Champagne Bronze

This dual function corner shelf with assist bar is not only attractive, but exceptionally functional! This handy shelf comes with mounting hardware and wall anchor, and supports loads exceeding 250 pounds.


 Hiendure Grab Bar with Concealed Mount 

Safety meets sophistication with this heavy-duty designer grab bar. Antique style and beautifully carved, mount this beauty with concealed screws for a great look.

Delta Traditional Grab Bar


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. 


Delta Contemporary Combination Towel and Assist Bar

Fabulous function meets awesome decor! Installs easily and provides support for more than 250 lbs.

 Delta Dual Purpose Tissue Holder and Assist Bar

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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photo source:  Jean van der Meulen from pexels

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