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.
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.