Grab Bars Of Greater Iowa

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Listed in Iowa

I’m a Baby Boomer and my name is Barry Elings, third generation remodeler and owner of Grab Bars of Greater Iowa. There has been an Elings involved in some type of construction in the Greater Des Moines area for well over 80 years.

I am a Certified Aging In Place Specialist (CAPS) . This designation assures you that I have completed educational courses prescribed by the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB), meets NAHB’s standard of business practice, has a proven track record of completing projects successfully and pledges to uphold the CAPS code of ethics.

Grab Bars of Greater Iowa is a member in good standing with the Remodelors Council of Greater Des Moines, a division of the NAHB. You can be assured that we will abide by their written code of ethics and pledge to professionalism and standards in the remodeling industry.

Live Safely At Home

Falling is a big concern when it comes to bathroom safety. Installing grab bars in the shower or tub, and by the toilet, will prevent individuals from grabbing onto the towel rack or soap dish, which are not stable enough to hold a person’s weight.

At Grab Bars of Greater Iowa our goal is to assist homeowners in remaining safe and independent living in their homes as long as possible.

I offer the following solutions to make homes safer and more accessible to an Aging in Place population:

Everyone’s bathroom is different, as are individual needs. We can look at your bathroom, discuss your requirements and suggest the best placement of grab bars.
Grab bars can’t be installed just anywhere. It is our goal to provide you with the best solution to make your bathroom a safer place.

Make your bathroom safe and stylish

Everyone wants their bathroom to be safe, but today they can be stylish and well designed as well. There are styles and colors to suit any budget and taste.
We can supply and install grab bars in just about every style and finish from a basic bar to custom designer bars.

As a Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) we have been trained in:

• the unique needs of an older adult population
• aging-in-place home modifications
• common remodeling projects
• solutions to common barriers


Grab Bars in bathrooms or wherever needed

Change door knobs to single lever handles for easy open

Walk in showers

Enlarge bathrooms

Separate shower and bathtub

Full bath on entry level for easy access

Widen doors for easier clearance

Widen hallways

Higher ADA toilets

Master Bedroom on first floor in two story home

Low Level step overs

Extra lighting

Move electrical outlets for convenience

Non slip floors


Kitchen cabinets with roll out trays

Redesign kitchen for easier use

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