Bathroom / January 12, 2018 / Eva Cardwell.
Even taps have had a makeover and extended lever handle versions not only look beautiful but are also designed to be easy to turn off for those young and old whose grip or dexterity may be limited. All in all, it means you can have a bathroom that looks a million dollars and is safe for everyone to use, be they five or 85.
Modern Nordic (above) is influenced by Danish hygge (cosiness) and Swedish lagom (simplicity and restraint). Use this look to create a calm retreat away from today’s frenzied technology and social media-dominated world. Combine architecturally clean-lined pieces – such as the Linea range of wall-mounted cupboards from bathstore – with soft, uncomplicated colours and organic, natural materials such as wood and stone.
A neutral palette teamed with white sanitaryware is a classic combination that will never date. Add a contemporary touch with a single large-scale tile design for the floor and walls to unify the different zones within the space and incorporate “future-proof” furniture such as handrails and shower seats with a modern aesthetic that are designed to make bathing safer.
A walk-in shower that provides easier access for granny, for example, can be recessed to the ideal height for parents bathing toddlers and young children. Likewise, a low slip tiled floor option means that elderly grandparents and boisterous toddlers are all equally catered for when it comes to safety in a wet environment. Choose a design that is bold and contemporary and you will please the style conscious members of the family too.Leading UK retailers such as bathstore now offer the Easy Bathing range, thoughtful designs specifically intended to put safety and accessibility as high up on the agenda as contemporary style and aesthetics.