Creating an accessible bathroom doesn’t have to be stressful. In this blog post, we’ll explore some speedy fixes which can help make your bathroom easier to use.
Requiring an accessible bathroom is more common than you may think. For instance an estimated 13.9 million disabled people living in the UK. Because of this many of us need to take accessibility into account when designing or refurbishing our bathroom.
1. Update your taps
When mobility is limited, it is important to ensure your bathroom taps are easy to use. For instance, bath and sink taps with a single lever are by far and away the safest and easiest taps to use. This is because Lever taps allow you to choose the perfect temperature. Above all, you can do so without strain.
2. Make every day essentials easy to reach
Shelving and bathroom units are typically fixed very high in bathrooms, to keep them out of the way. As a result they can be very difficult to get to. When creating an accessible bathroom consider lowering them. This can be achieved with wall fixed shelves or even free standing units to keep your essentials in close proximity.
3. Install a grab rail
Grab bars can be fitted where necessary to transfer easily up and down in your bathroom. Common areas include by the toilet seat and in the bath to help you get in and out with ease.
4. Add a seat to your shower
To help make showering easier, a shower seat is a quick and affordable fix. As pictured below, fold down options are ideal for shared households too so the shower can be used conventionally by other users.
5. Larger fixes for an Accessible Bathroom
Another option to create an accessible bathroom is to consider having a walk-in bath or walk-in shower installed.
If you love a good soak a walk-in bath has a door built in so you can simply walk in and out without the fear of slipping.
Alternatively, if space is a concern, a walk-in shower is a great option. Plus, there are no awkward steps to negotiate which is also also a great option for wheelchair users.
Whatever your preference, Assistive Bathing have a number of options for creating your dream accessible bathroom space. Whats more, they can often be fitted within 4-5 weeks from your initial enquiry!
Walk-in baths can be good if you are disabled as there’s no steps to negotiate
Create Your Dream Accessible Bathroom Today
Make these small quick fixes to your bathroom and you can use your bathroom safely for years to come. If you would like some more information about how a walk-in bath or walk-in shower could make your bathroom more accessible get in touch today and one of our friendly staff will be happy to help.
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