One of the major criticisms targeted towards those bathrooms which are designed to be as accessible and safe as possible is that they often require the exchange of style for security. However, with more and more products being created all the time which combine both style and safety, such as the diverse range of comfortable walk in baths, there is no reason why bathroom design needs to be an either/or situation.
Bathtime Mobility, the UK’s leading provider of mobility-friendly bathing solutions, spend a lot of their time creating fantastic bathroom designs for their customers, and by following these great design tips, you can create that practical stylish bathroom design of your very own.
Why Is It Important To Have A Stylish Mobility Bathroom?
Now, many people might believe that the style of a mobility-focused bathroom isn’t quite so important, but that is blatantly untrue. The bathroom is one of the areas of the home where you will receive the most benefits if you’re completely relaxed, and you cannot afford to live with an ugly, clashing or impractical bathroom design.
Design Tips For Your Disabled Bathroom!
- Colourful Textiles – Disabled bathrooms have a reputation for being bland, so one of your first steps should be adding a little personality to your space. Brightly coloured textiles, including bathmats, towels, shower curtains and more can work as great highlights to any kind of bathroom.
- Make Your Mark – There are few ways to personalise your bathroom which are more effective than adding small decorative touches. This needn’t necessarily be limited to your bathroom either, but can actively make a difference across your entire home. By adding flowers, picture frames, candles and even limited ornaments, you can truly personalise any space.
- Walk In Baths – Now, not only will these bathtub designs offer practical benefits, such as added comfort and confidence during bathing and much easier access to the bathtub itself, but they can offer stylistic advantages as well. For example, many models are taller than traditional bathtubs but thanks to their compact design offer more space to other bathroom features in terms of length. Thanks to their reduced size, they can create a sense of space, and make a bathroom seem much larger.Many walk-in baths also come with integrated hydrotherapeutic spa settings, meaning that you can enjoy a much more relaxing bath period. Hydrotherapeutic settings may also offer practical advantages for the relief of aches and pains, such as arthritis and other musculoskeletal issues.
- Hand Rails And Coverings – Hand rails are a common sight in disabled bathrooms, but there are a range of different designs which you can use to not only improve their grip, but to make them more of a feature piece within your bathroom’s overall design.By choosing a design that complements your bathroom walls, features and textiles, you can create a stylish and relaxing environment in your home.
- Unique Storage And Shelving – Whilst there are often limitations placed on the suitability of bathroom storage, it can really be worth it to choose something a little quirkier, but only if it doesn’t make your bathroom unsafe. More and more people are choosing to use refurbished, multi-stepped step ladders as stylish and unique additions, but these often carry the risk of tripping or falling.
Intelligent And Stylish Disability Bathrooms
Above all else, consider your own requirements before you make any changes to your living space, whether that is your bathroom or anywhere else in your home. Walk in baths and other bathroom features are essential components when it comes to improving your bathroom’s safety, but that doesn’t mean they need detract from your room’s style either.
For more information on creating a stylish, unique and practical bathroom environment, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Bathtime Mobility today on 0800 29 22 110.