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Adding a grab bar is a smart way to enhance your bathroom’s safety. Whether you are completely remodeling your bathroom in its entirety or simply adding some universal design modifications, consider placing designer grab bars over your toilet and bathtub and in your shower. To get the most seamless bathroom design, it is recommended that you match your grab bar finish to the finish of your bathroom accessories.
One common misconception about grab bars is that they make your bathroom appear like a public restroom. In today’s market, grab bars are available in a variety of styles, finishes, and shapes to match nearly every kind of bathroom décor. Whether you prefer a subdued traditional look, the bold contrast of a modern look, or an organic look, there are a variety of grab bar style options from which to choose. Here are five creative ways to incorporate designer grab bars in your bathroom design:
For a stylish compromise between neutral white and bold black walls, consider painting your walls pale gray. Dark brown furniture and accessories create a sophisticated ambience to your gray bathroom. When matched with faucets and other trim, oil-rubbed bronze grab bars blend in harmoniously with the décor, adding old world elegance to your shower enclosure.
Connoisseurs of traditional design may prefer to adorn their bathroom with a beautiful, jewel-like grab bar. This polished chrome grab bar transforms this shower into a decorative piece. If you lean on the traditional side when it comes to bathroom design, select a grab bar with curved details and a shiny finish.
This organically-styled bathroom dispels the myth that grab bars make a bathroom “industrial-looking.” The coordination of the oil-rubbed bronze grab bars with the dark finishes of the vanity and bathtub add sophisticated warmth to this bathroom. Consider also accessorizing with potted plants and sand-colored rugs for a desert landscape feel.
For proponents of the contemporary look, keep your grab bars simple to complement the clean lines of your décor. Select a brushed finish (such as brushed nickel or bronze) to go with the organic appearance of the bathroom walls and rug. Red accessories add a touch of color to complete the full look, enhancing the intimate feel of the bathroom.
If you prefer a more subdued look, try matching your grab bar finish to the color of the bathroom wall. The use of neutral beige simultaneously adds elegance and serenity to the bathroom. A brushed nickel or bronze finish helps the grab bar blend in with the rest of the bathroom décor.
Universal design is a design concept in which products are created to fit the needs of as many people as possible, regardless of age, mobility, ability, or stature. Grab bars are a stylish and safe way to ensure that your bathroom can be used by family members and visitors with differing needs. Learn more about how to adapt your bathroom to universal design principles on our blog post on aging gracefully.
Looking for a beautiful grab bar? Visit a Crawford Supply Group showroom, located in Illinois, Michigan, and Pennsylvania and peruse our vast array of grab bars and other bathroom accessories. You can also set up a free Showroom Consultation with one of our knowledgeable team members.