We also added a heated toilet seat
When my mom moved in with us, it was because she couldn’t manage her own house anymore and she didn’t want to join a community. My spouse and I anticipated this would happen one day, which is why we purchased the house we were in. There was a large, unfinished basement with a walk out door. Of course, we never did anything with the basement when we moved in and we let it sit unfinished for several years. When my mom started hinting at moving in, we began the renovation process. We added a main living area, small kitchen, and an accessible bathroom and walkway. The living area, kitchen, and walkway were easy, but the bathroom proved to be more challenging. We needed the space to be large with a shower that didn’t have any walkway hindrances. My mom was also always cold, so we wanted to make her new bathroom feel extra warm and cozy. We did two things to add extra heat. First, we added radiant heated flooring throughout the bathroom. With a flick of a switch, the floors would heat up and create extra warmth in the space, but especially under the feet. We also added a heated toilet seat. It sounded extra fancy when we were picking it out, but basements were naturally cold and we didn’t want my mom to feel uncomfortable in the slightest. A heated toilet seat was an added luxury that would keep my mom feeling warm and comfortable, even while in the bathroom.