7 Design Tips For An Accessible Bathroom
Having an accessible bathroom can have a positive impact, boosting wellbeing and independence for anyone using the room. Regardless of age or ability, the user needs to feel comfortable in their surrounding, knowing they can use cleanse in privacy, thus maintaining dignity. The team at Premier Bathrooms are dedicated to helping their customers get the bathroom they require to help with all needs.
A good designed and constructed bathroom will provide ease of use and reduce the risk of injury to its user. Here are some of my design tips for an accessible bathroom;
1. Easy Access Bath
I think this is a perfect option for anyone with low mobility. Especially if standing, even for a short amount of time isn’t an option. Simply walk in, close the door, sit down, fill your bath and enjoy.
2. Walk-In Shower
Perhaps a shower is more preferable? With its ultra low step, you can walk into the shower with ease, shower and get back out again.
3. Wet Room
How about removing the step into a shower altogether? A wet-room could be your perfect answer and with it a very contemporary and contemporary bathroom. With non-slip tiles underfoot there will be a low risk of falling over and you can easily walk out of your shower with no change in elevation.
4. Wall Hung Cupboards
Having floating units keeps the floor clear for easier movement, especially for a bathroom with users of a higher mobility requirement such as a wheelchair or walking aid. Cupboards can be fitted at a required height for the user, especially is bending or reaching can be tricky and allowing the feet plates of a wheelchair to manoeuvre around the room.
There is such a wide range in hung cupboards to choose from, sometimes even the flexibility to request your own dimensions, style and colour meaning they can be a perfect contemporary finish to any room.
5. Floating Sink
Again, like the wall hung cupboards a floating sink may also be beneficial as there is no stand, allowing for a closer use.
6. Non-Slip Tiles
I truly believe that non-slip tiles in any bathroom are an absolute must. These prevent slippage, accidents and are also easy to clean.
7. Bathroom Aids
There is a wide range of bathroom aids suitable for any mobility issues. Pictured below is a hydraulic lifting bath seat. Other options include shower seats (pictured in both the shower images) which can be folded away after use and shower, bath or toilet rails. All extra’s can also be perfectly coordinated to your rooms style.
With all these design ideas in mind, your accessible bathroom needn’t be daunting. These rooms are designed and equipped to all users, with or without mobility issues and with the help of a professional your room can be perfectly coordinated and stylish.
Disclaimer: I was recently commissioned by Premier Care to give my thoughts on the topic of an Accessible Bathroom. All words and opinions are my own.