1/ Decorative grab bars in tub/shower
As I said, bathrooms are slippery and tubs, sinks, toilets, and tile are hard. The two make bathrooms potentially dangerous for most people who enter.
— Craig Fukushima (@ctffox) January 21, 2016
There are a lot of good-looking, non-institutional grab bars for bathrooms. One of our sponsors, Bestbath, has an article about them here on ProTradeCraft. There are other companies that have them, too.
— Watermark Designs (@WATERMARKdsigns) August 2, 2016
Step one for grab bars is solid blocking. If space permits, you can skin the inside of a wall with 3/4 inch plywood to make future grab bars easy to place. If you don't have the extra 3/4 inch, recess blocking between the studs in critical locations. You can also get suction-cup grab bars.