There's a lot to think about when you design a new bathroom, especially if you have a young family, live with older relatives or if you have to cater for people with limited mobility. Here are some tips on bathroom designs that everyone can use - without having to sacrifice style.
Opt for a wall hung toilet and basin. Not only are they easier to clean around, the designs can be positioned at a height to suit you and the members of your family. Wall hung bathroom products are also ideal for wheelchair users as they can be hung low enough so that they can be easily reached. Toilets with push button flushes are also easier to use than pull chains or levers. It's also worth changing your plugs to 'clicker' wastes, a button style plug that you push in to clear the water. Soft closing toilet seats are also a little touch of luxury that won't trap small fingers.
Choose a thermostatic bathroom shower that will regulate temperature and protect your family from scalding. Ensure that any control designs are easy to grip (especially when they're wet) and select models with adjustable rail designs so that the height can be adjusted for all members. If you, or a member of your family, use a wheelchair, think about putting a wet room in your bathroom. These are much easier to access than a traditional shower or bath.
Bathroom taps with cross heads are quite fiddly for small children or people with restricted mobility in their hands, so choose taps with long lever or push control designs that are much easier to use.
Make sure that bathroom accessories, like the toilet roll holder, are hung so everyone can reach. It's also worth changing your plugs to 'clicker' wastes, a button style plug that you push in to clear the water. Soft closing toilet seats are also a little touch of luxury that won't trap small fingers.
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