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Elegant bathroom grab bars

Luxury grab bars offer something you’ll want to hold on to

• Manufactured by Jaclo
• 800-852-3906; www.jaclo.com
• Cost: Starts at $233

Designing for the future is smart, but unfortunately, it isn’t always fashionable. Choosing universal-design accessories like grab bars and door pulls often means settling for mismatched finishes and utilitarian design. But Jaclo’s line of luxury grab bars offers something you’ll want to hold on to.

These brass grab bars come in a range of sizes from 12 in. to 60 in., in straight, T-, or L-shaped configurations. Each of the hefty models (the 12-in. bar weighs about 5 lb.) is available in 18 finishes; the finish also can be customized to match existing hardware.

Handheld showerheads can be attached to the grab bars in adjustable positions, making it easy for handicapped or elderly homeowners and guests to shower in a seated position. When not needed, the grab bar can be passed off as a classy towel hanger.

The bars attach to the wall with stainless-steel screws fastened to studs or solid blocking. New grab bars can be ordered with enlarged flanges to replace existing fixtures without tile or wall touch-ups. When installed correctly, Jaclo’s grab bars support up to 400 lb. and meet ADA and ANSI guidelines.

Photos by: Krysta S. Doerfler
From Fine Homebuilding199 (Kitchens & Baths) , pp. 30