Bathroom / February 2, 2018 / Crystal Lundy.
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.
Nature provides the inspiration for a calm, tranquil environment with natural textures and green tones in this sophisticated but minimalist spa-style bathroom. Wall hung cupboards can be fixed at a height to suit individual needs, and they not only add a contemporary design statement but minimise any obstructions to easy movement around the bathroom.
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.
A well thought-out spruce-up of your bathroom can actually be a big step towards creating a harmonious home. How better than a well-designed shared space, to show how much the different generations care for each other?