Jennifer R. Goodman
Universal design in the bathroom doesn’t have to be bleak and institutional anymore. New grab bars, tub grips, shower chairs, and benches from Creative Specialties International combine safe, solid construction with an appealing design.
Creative Specialties International, a division of Moen Inc., focused on developing products that give consumers the ability to maintain their independence as they get older, says Brian Grant, senior product manager. “We spent hundreds of hours in people’s homes to allow them to demonstrate their typical bathing routine–from stepping into the shower, to how they steady themselves, to where they grab their soap or shampoo, even to how they pick up the towel when exiting.”
To help create the popular “suite look” for the bath, grab bars in chrome or brushed nickel coordinate with Moen’s line of matching faucets and bath accessories. The Dual Tub Grip was also created with aesthetic quality in mind, according to Grant. In a cool white color with a sleek design, “it is sure to look like a natural part of anyone’s home,” he says.
An adjustable tub and shower chair (shown) a transfer bench, an elevated toilet seat, and bathroom accessories round out the new line. 800.882.0116. www.moen.com. Circle 198.
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