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.
Fortunately this doesn’t have to mean a compromise on style. The secret is to introduce cleverly designed pieces that serve a specific function and look beautiful too. Often a product that is well suited to a less mobile grandparent is ideal for the younger members of the family as well. And products that are designed with the limitations of both in mind are the key to creating a bathing space that makes everyone happy.