Grab Bars that Even a Millennial will Love!

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Real Estate Agent with Boardman Realty Minnesota License#90858

No one wants to think they are old, even when we started to fit the description. Age is just a number after all. Last year I was showing homes to a baby boomer that had just turned 60. We arrived at a one very well appointed and updated townhome with a walk-in bathtub and she literally cringed. “I am not THAT old.” Like it or not, our bodies sometimes need a bit more help here and there regardless of age. 


However, installing safety rails or grab bars in the bathroom can kill a potential sale.  A recently remodeled bathroom to accommodate an aging homeowner does nothing for the millennial generation or Gen-X  or Gen Y. Honestly, if a boomer doesn’t currently need a hand rail, they don’t really want to see it in the bathroom either.  


So what does a homeowner do that requires a little bit of leverage to get out of the tub if they don't want to scare off a future home buyer? Consider a luxury grab bar. I was surprised at how sleek and stylish these really are. I have assembled a few of my favorite bath ideas on Pinterest for you to check out. These definitely are an upgrade to the ugly handles in grandma’s house and most are ADA compliant too. 

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Teri Eckholm. REALTOR with Boardman Realty, is a native Minnesotan who has lived and worked in the Minneapolis St Paul metro all of her life. She specializes in lakeshore homes, acreage properties and first time home buyers but assists anyone making a move in the north and east Twin Cities metro.

If you are buying, selling or relocating to Minnesota and need help from a professional REALTOR®, give Teri , a call or visit her website for a FREE Home Buyer Success Guide or FREE Home Value Report She specialize in acreage and lakeshore properties in the north and east Twin Cities metro area including Ham Lake, Lino Lakes and all communities in the Forest Lake School District! Serving Anoka, Chisago, Ramsey and Washington Counties in Minnesota.

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Beth Bromund
Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel - Rochester, MI
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Wow!  I wouldn't have thought a grab bar could be a stylish accessory.  That's great to know.  Thanks for sharing.

Jan 12, 2017 05:12 PM #1
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What a great idea Teri. Most people wouldn't even think it was ADA compliant just a decorative piece or a helpful aid for the average person. 

Jan 12, 2017 05:27 PM #2
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William Feela
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The more an item needs to be used the more ideas of how to design them shows up

Jan 12, 2017 05:30 PM #3
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I suppose of done right they can look like an oversized towel bar.  Of course if it's the perfect home it would be negligible to have them removed

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Teri, those handrails do deter most younger buyers and will have to check these out!  

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