Christine’s ‘best in class’ future-proofed bathroom
Christine recently approached us to help future-proof her bathroom due to an on-going health issue. She wanted stylish design together with improved safety and support in the bathroom. We worked with Christine to produce a design which was not only beautiful, but offered products with discreet support.
"There is nothing I would change – it is perfect!"
What did you do?
The old bath was proving difficult to get in and out of, so it was removed to make way for a level access shower area. A ‘T’ shaped shower riser rail was installed offering horizontal and vertical support equal to that of any highly supportive grab bar. A ceiling mounted shower head was installed to give a spa-like experience and the handheld shower head is accessible whilst seated.
Christine didn’t want a fixed shower seat, so the area was designed with a fixed shower screen with a 180-degree pivot panel to ensure greater circulation space when required. The elegant wall hung basin is strong enough to offer support and has cut-out left and right-hand hand grips which can also double up as towel holders.
A replacement toilet with a remote-control toilet seat offers varying wash functions and a contrasting easy to grab support bar has been fitted to make life a little easier. There is also provision to fit a second bar if and when needed.
What does it look like now?
Christine's wall-mounted wash and dry toilet with handy storage shelf behind and hand basin with bulit-in hand grips.
Christine's new shower area with fixed shower screen, T-shaped shower riser/grab rail and yellow chair for a fabulous splash of colour.
How do you feel now?
"This bathroom refit has been genuinely life-changing. I can complete personal care routines more easily, without feeling anxious about falling. The clear and bright space, with its wall mirrors, secure footing and support rails, encourages vital daily stretching exercises. And for me, the sense of wellbeing is strongly enhanced by the design and quality of the fittings, simple and functional, each the best in class. Even the toilet makes me laugh every evening when the bowl transforms into a giant night light. There is nothing I would change – it is perfect!"