Grab Bars Can Enhance Your Home Décor

by Bruce Montgomery Ph.D. December 29, 2016

Grab Bars Can Enhance Your Home Décor

  What is the first thing that comes to your mind when someone says “grab bar?” Ugly? Cold? Institutional? After all, where do we most often find grab bars? In schools, hospitals, retail stores and public restrooms. The primary purpose for these devices is functionality rather than form. Most of the grab bars in commercial and public buildings are shiny metal and do little to enhance the facility’s appearance. Of course, the purpose of the grab bars is to be noticed and used, so it is understandable that they are not particularly stylish.

  Staying safe and independent in your home calls for you to make wise and prudent choices. As we age, we have a greater risk of falling. We can reduce this risk by adding fall prevention devices such as grab bars to our homes, especially in the bathroom. Still resisting the idea of grab bars in your home? OK, then let’s review some ways that grab bars may enhance your home décor.

Color – The Rainbow and More

colorful straight ponte giulio grab bars

Color - Adds a touch of glamour to the space and readily identifies the grab bar location. We offer our popular Ponte Giulio made 16-inch straight grab bar as well as many other grab bars in 14 colors including pink, yellow, black, green, purple and blue. 

Metallic - Adds a luxurious appearance to a bathroom. Check out this 42-inch grab bar in 5 metallic colored finishes.

Style – Think Sleek

Ponte Giulio Angled Grab Bar


Angles – How about a grab bar with a unique form? Take a look at this 135 degree angled grab bar that comes in 14 colors!

Folding Grab Bar

Folding – A grab bar that folds out from the wall can stay retracted until assistance and support are needed to help get up or down from the toilet. This folding safety support is available in 14 different colors.

Wrap Around Grab Bar

Corner – This wrap-around grab bar ties neatly around an outside corner to provide safety and support while getting in and out of the shower or tub – choose from 14 colors.

Integration – Curves are Appealing

Curved Grab Bar

Around a shower faucet - A curved grab bar looks great and offers support in the shower while you are adjusting the water flow.

Removable Toilet Paper Holder for Grab Bar

Toilet paper holderWe offer a toilet paper holder that matches the color and finish of our grab bars. Easily add the holder to a grab bar on the side wall next to a toilet.

Safety First!

For more assistance in selecting and placing grab bars – contact a Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) or check out one of our blogs on where and how to install grab bars. Remember- always be sure that grab bars are installed properly per the manufacturer’s instructions.


Bruce Montgomery Ph.D.
Bruce Montgomery Ph.D.


Dr. Bruce Montgomery is a licensed building contractor in Michigan and Florida. He is a Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist as designated by the National Association of Home Builders. He has also achieved an Executive Certificate in Home Modification from the University of Southern California. He has a wide ranging educational background, including a Master of Science degree in Entomology, with a Master of Science degree in Forestry and a Ph.D. in educational administration.