When designing an accessible bathroom, an oddly-shaped room can call for creativity in finding a solution that’s going to fit your needs. Whether the ceiling slopes, the window is in the wrong place or it has alcoves every few feet, a bathroom’s shape will call for adapting designs to work with features that already exist.
However, with some careful planning and clever choice of bathroom equipment there are a number of ways to get the most from an awkwardly-shaped bathroom. For example, due to their compact nature, walk-in and disability baths can fit more comfortably in areas where traditional bathtubs might not.
The best way to fight the limitations of your space is, simply, to embrace it. It could be the basis for a completely unique interior design. And remember, no matter how small or awkwardly shaped your bathroom is, there will be a way to fit in everything you need, even if the end result is turning the entire room into a wet room.
4 Tips To Make The Most Of Your Oddly-Shaped Bathroom!
- Utilise Off-The-Wall Designs – One of the most common problems when it comes to bathroom design is dealing with slanted or protruding walls which can make it extremely difficult to fit wall features, such as bathtubs, toilets and basins. A great idea can be to make use of free-standing alternatives, which not only give your bathroom a little more character, but can highlight certain features such as bathtubs. If you’re struggling to find a space for a radiator or a heated towel rail, why not try out under-floor heating? Not only can it be more practical for warming your entire room up, but you’ll be able to climb straight out of your bath or shower and onto a warm floor.
- Try Out Different Doors – If you’re stuck with a small bathroom space, then a traditional door could really limit the availability of wall space. One great idea could be to use a hinged door that can fold in half after opening, or sliding door, to reduce the area that it requires to operate.
- Try Different Features – As we mentioned before, disability baths are often more compact than their traditional alternatives. Not only can these provide a comfortable and secure bathing solution for users of all mobility level, they can also be fitted in bathrooms with limited space.
- Go Minimalist – One effective way to get around an awkwardly-shaped bathroom is to rely on extremely minimalist designs to really reduce the amount of clutter in a bathroom. Wet rooms can be a great decision in this case, particularly as you don’t need to try and find the space for a bath or a shower enclosure.
For help with designing an accessible bathroom for an awkward space, or advice on choosing easy access bathing equipment, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Bathtime Mobility on 0808 274 1708.