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.
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.