Do It Now: Incorporate Invisia when remodeling a bathroom

If you are remodeling a bathroom, no matter your age, consider incorporating the products of a Canadian company called Invisia. I’m not affiliated with them; I just like their products. One of the reasons for that is the Invisia collection doesn’t make your home look like a hospital. A related reason is that they make it palatable even for people in their 30s, 40s or 50s to follow one of my tenets when it comes to ensuring you can stay in your home for decades to come – start now.

When considering how to adapt a bathroom for future needs, one of the things people think about first is grab bars. Unfortunately, this thought is also one of the main reasons that people decide to put the project off!  Invisia features support accessories that look like regular soap dishes, shampoo shelves, toilet paper holders, or towel bars, but each one also supports up to 500 pounds of weight.  They are multi-functional and invisibly supportive. In keeping with current trends, there is a choice of chrome or satin finish.

As for seating, there is a shower seat or a bath bench, both made of moisture-resistant bamboo wood with rustproof aluminum trim, designed to make your bathroom feel like a spa – elegant and functional, rather than like a hospital room. Other companies have also started offering some “invisible design” products, but this company has my support because it was the first.  These engineering pioneers found a way to provide security without compromising style or function.

I’m starting a project next week and will be ordering from Invisia.

This new project is yet another case of someone who waited too long.  If you are in your 40s or 50s and are remodeling a bathroom, consider going ahead and incorporating these products. Even though you may not need them right now for support, take advantage of their function as traditional bathroom accessories, which you would be purchasing anyway. I see too many people waiting until it’s almost too late to fit out their homes; they’ve already had a fall and they or their adult children are considering a move to assisted living. You don’t want to do anything when it’s too late. You end up spending more money for fewer options. Whether you are remodeling a bathroom or any other area of your home, make sure it’s done so you’ll be able to enjoy it for as long as possible.

Author: LKB Architecture

Lisa Bixler of Houston based LKB Architecture, provides sustainable architectural and planning services. She has a passion for creating solutions in accessibility, senior living, and universal design/aging-in-place.