Easy access bathrooms. For those with limited mobility, they’re an absolute godsend. One of these spaces will have been designed from the ground up to accommodate the needs of the user comfortably and transform their bathing experience.
The Important Aspects Of Easy Access Bathrooms
There are a number of aspects, in terms of design, that make easy access bathrooms easily accessible. Here, we take a look at them so you can have a better grasp of what makes them the ideal places for a spot of bathing for users with restricted mobility.
- Accessibility – As the name suggests, these spaces are all about accessibility. The main way in which this is provided is through specially designed bathroom appliances such as walk in baths, disabled showers and so on.
For example, a walk in bath will feature a door which opens in order to eliminate the need to clamber over the side of the tub in order to start bathing. All you need to do is simply open the door and walk over the very small step to begin enjoying a relaxing soak.
There are a number of other options available to improve accessibility. Take bath lifts for an example. These are exactly what the name suggests: a lift designed to lower and raise bathers in and out of the bath tub. This improves access as it means you won’t have to contort your body to enjoy the benefits of a hot soak in the bath.
- Safety – Creating an environment where users can bathe safely and independently is the design goal of all easy access bathrooms. Many of the same features and appliances that make these bathing areas accessible are also what make them safe.
On top of this, there are other aspects that make accessible bathrooms a safe haven for independent bathing. Anti-slip flooring and shower trays make slips and slides a thing of the past. Likewise, grab rails can be installed to give extra grip when exiting and entering bathing areas.
Disabled showers, like baths, can be fitted with seats for added comfort and safety as well. The idea is to create an area that gives total independence for bathers so that they can enjoy what should already be a highly relaxing invigorating part of the day.
Other Important Aspects Of Easy Access Design
One big part of any bathroom design, be it for regular use or designed specifically with ease of access in mind, is making use of the available space. There are a number of ways this can be achieved.
One way is by selecting the right sized bathroom features. For example, if space is at a premium, a walk in shower would be ideal. There are a number of different sized bath tubs in our collection too with models that are perfectly suited for use in a smaller bathroom. Contact our staff today to learn more.
You may wish to plan every aspect of your bathroom’s layout before you begin installing any features. For example, make sure the toilet and bath or shower are close by but still easy to get to. Creating a detailed floor plan will help guide you through the design process.
Bathtime Mobility: The Very Best In Easy Access Bathrooms
If you are planning on installing your easy access bathroom or just want to get a consultation, feel free to contact the Bathtime Mobility Team on the number below. Our friendly and personable team is ready and willing to attend to any of your queries. Alternatively you could fill in our contact form here. Your details will not be shared with any external parties.
Telephone: 0800 29 22 110 Our lines are open Monday-Friday 8.30am-5:00pm.