Active Homes is a full service remodeling company that specializes in providing services and products that allows homeowners to live their lives comfortably and safely in their current home for the years to come. Our goal is to create an accessible , comfortable and a safe home that will allow homeowners to enjoy the convenience their own home with out the ” hospital-look” design.
Certified aging in place specialist in Los Angeles
This is a great project and our awesome clients Mr. and Mrs McCrary in Los Angeles.
We created a modern design roll-in, barrier free bathroom shower and accessible kitchen to meet their needs while maintaining a level of stylish elegance.
Active Homes is located in Southern California and is based in Los Angeles.
We welcome all inquiries and offer free consultations and assessments:
Tel: (855) 924-7663
Things to Know about Grab Bar Installation
For many, grab bar installation is seen as an easy do it yourself project. But be aware that improper installation often creates problems than the grab bar’s intended solution. Remember that an ADA standard grab bar must be able to support up to 250 lbs. without ailing. Many can handle much more weight, but a secure installation is an important part of assuring proper weight bearing support. Be sure to do your research first before installing one by yourself or hire an experience aging in place specialist.
For many wall installations, the proper mounting location is very important to the bar’s usefulness. It is very helpful if the bar’s position is tested, adjusted and customized for the intended user. The difficulty of finding the right position depends on the availability of adequate structure for wall anchorage.
In new construction, you can easily install blocking between wall studs to serve as a structure anchorage. This is the easiest way to prepare the wall structure for grab bar installation.
For existing construction, this is not the case. You can install a blocking inside the wall. This means cutting a portion of the wall, installing the blocking to the grab bar’s specific location, and then repairing and painting the wall. The other solution is to screw mount a 1X6 board at the top of the wall directly to the wall’s studs framing to provide a sturdy grab bar anchorage.
Knowing the proper installation, grab bars will be an instrument to help you rather than an instrument that can harm.
If you would like a more complete assessment of your home for livability, enlist the help of a Certified Aging in Place like Active Homes and Call us at 855-924-7663 for a FREE HOME ASSESSMENT to aid you in identifying ways to improve safety in your home and ways you can modify your home to help compensate for any disability you may be experiencing.