A look at integrated grab bars

March 4, 2010 at 7:13 am 3 comments

The Invisia collection, from Health Care Products, is a line of grab bars that was designed with the simple concept that “grab bars should not look like grab bars”.  Health Care Products calls this line “a series of luxurious bathroom accessories that also happen to be grab bars hidden in plain sight.”   The collection is being marketed as Aging-in-Place design. 

While these grab bars do not follow guidelines for commercial/facility use, what do you think about their potential popularity for residential applications?  What are your first thoughts on this grab bar collection?  Click on this link for all pictures.

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  • 1. Marcela  |  March 4, 2010 at 8:36 am

    These are really pretty and inovative, but do they work as grab bars are intended. It seems like there is a small area to hold on to, rather than the full length of a commercial bar. It would be interesting to research why the commercial standards and even Fair housing standards made them that length.

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  • 2. Zac Collins  |  March 4, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    They have a nice, sleek design, but I am also somewhat skeptical if functionality is sacrificed. I’m not sure if the bars are too curvy and provide enough support.

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  • 3. Curt  |  March 5, 2010 at 12:46 am

    They do look nice and stylish, and they do meet the dimension and 250lb requirement; but the finish looks too smooth. So I am not sure that if some one is falling that there would be much grip and their hand would slide right off.

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