Just because you suffer from impaired mobility, that doesn’t mean that you need to sacrifice a stylish bathroom design in favour of practicality. In fact, the very best easy-access bathrooms are designed with practicality, style and safety as the three leading concerns. Contemporary bathrooms are composed of slender features and promote a clean and efficient aesthetic.
Easy Access Bathrooms Can Be Stylish As Well
When you start to refurbish your bathroom space for a modern design, there are many things that you need to take into consideration. Some are completely appearance-based decisions, whilst others are essential to creating a safe environment for you to easily enjoy your bath time.
- Colour Scheme – One of the most important decisions is the colour scheme of your bathroom. Whilst traditional bathrooms are typically designed to make use of muted colours, such as light-greens, pale oranges or muted blues, contemporary styles tend to lean more towards clean and neutral looking colours.
For your slender and contemporary design, consider larger quantities of white and black within your design. If you do decide to employ colour in your bathroom, then use it sparingly and only to attract attention to feature pieces.
- Walk-In Baths Or Power Baths – Thanks to the latest innovations and increasing design attentions towards domestic mobility features, walk in and power baths are now available in a wide range of styles. You can find the perfect style for your physical impairments and your easy-access bathroom. Traditional bathtubs are highly dangerous places, due to their slippery surface and high-rim, and are one of the leading causes of injury in the home, due to falls and trips.
Power baths are ideal for wheelchair users or those with severe physical impairments, as they allow an easy transfer from your wheelchair to the seat of the bath, which will then be raised over the rim and lowered into the tub itself. Whilst power baths are incredibly useful, and can be stylishly designed, they are often much larger than alternatives and can have an effect on the smooth flow of your slender design.
Walk-in baths are ideal for smaller bathrooms, and they allow easy access to the comfortable and contoured bathroom seat. If you cannot lift your leg high enough to enter a traditional bathtub, or you dislike the discomfort of a bathtub’s interior, then the comfortable and easy-accessible walk-in bath can be perfect for you.
- Walk-In Showers – If you prefer the advantages of a shower over a bathtub, then a walk-in shower could be perfect for you. Sitting flush, or near-flush, with the floor means that you don’t need to raise your feet to enter the shower – these are also perfect for wheelchair-bound users.
- Bathroom Accessories – To make sure that your easy-access bathroom is as safe as it can be, remember to include hand-holds at various points across your wall in the event of a fall. Including an emergency phone, or a way to contact anybody outside of the bathroom, can also be extremely useful in the event of an emergency.
Create A Stylish, Easy-Access Bathroom With Bathtime Mobility
Here at Bathtime Mobility, we offer stylish and completely secure walk-in baths and showers to ensure that you can create the ideal bathroom environment for your needs. If you want to start designing your slender easy-access bathroom today, why not book an appointment at our showroom in Henley-on-Thames? Alternatively, you can contact us directly on 0800 29 22 110.