Bathroom / January 12, 2018 / Eva Cardwell.
Is it one that will be used by parents, young children and grandparents alike? More of us live in these multi-generational households nowadays and there’s great pleasure in the emotional closeness, bonding and companionship that come with that. Grandparents can play a key role, not just as carers for kids, but also as role models. But it can mean taking into account quite a range of needs.
If a monochromatic look seems a little too intense for your home, there’s an easy way to brighten up the space while adding more visual interest: Just add natural materials such as wood, stone or metal. Choose one or incorporate a variety.
The hi-tech Tact shower, for example, features an iPhone app for remote control, LED display with raised, illuminated, tactile push-button controls making it ideal for anyone with a visual impairment. In fact, it has been approved as such by the RNIB.Similarly, wall hung sanitaryware and basin units can have all the visual appeal of a contemporary state of the art bathroom, but can be mounted at a comfortable height for easy use by elderly family members including wheelchair users. Designs with softly rounded contours that are a safe and stylish alternative to sharp corners are ideal for both young children and older adults.
Add personality to a bathroom with lifestyle furniture pieces such as a pretty dressing table or armchair. Vintage and antique items are often smaller in size and are the ideal proportions to sit alongside a pool size bath that is specifically designed to be a low-level comfort height for easy bathing.