If you’re suffering from mobility issues or a disability, taking a shower can seem like a mountainous task, with many traditional showers not offering the accessibility or functions required for those with restricted movement. Today, there are a number of solutions to increase the accessibility of your bathroom, including installing a walk-in shower. In this post, we take a closer look at five of the key safety features and advantages of installing a walk-in shower in your home:
One of the most important and earliest decisions you will need to make when planning a walk-in shower is selecting a shower base. Ultra-low shower trays for walk-in showers are recommended. The surface of the base will be anti-slip to prevent hazards, with a low threshold to reduce the risk of trips or falls. Our walk-in showers are no more than 1.5 inches high. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call us today on 0800 1695 526.
Most walk-in showers have easy controls that are placed well within reach of the user. When installing a walk-in shower it’s worth considering lever handles that are easy to adjust, push and operate when wet, as opposed to a slippery knob that you have to grasp. Walk-in shower controls are specifically designed to suit those with mobility issues or disabilities. At Bespoke Bathing, our showers have ergonomic controls, and are both easy access and the height of modern style.
We offer a full range of options for your long-term showering needs, from thermostatically controlled mixer showers through to electric showers, or even invigorating pumped showers to wash away the stresses of the day.
Installing grab rails to your walk-in shower is a great way of providing stability for shower users and they are available in a variety of sizes and shapes. Able to support a person weighing up to 250 pounds, (roughly 18 stone), grab rails can be installed horizontally, vertically, or at an angle whatever suits you. Typically, they are installed at an angle in conjunction with a shower seat. Speak with your contractor to find the best solution for your needs.
As mentioned a shower seat is fairly common in a walk-in shower and is capable of providing a variety of functions. Typically, they are used as means of comfort and rest when washing or shaving. It is a very practical safety addition and makes taking a shower more enjoyable.
Here at Bespoke Bathing, we provide walls and flooring as part of the installation. We highly recommend you choose a durable anti-slip flooring, this will help prevent slips and falls when using the bathroom.
With Bespoke Bathing, you can choose from a range of fully tailored walk-in showers and easy-access mobility shower options. We specialise in the design and installation of customised and fully accessible walk-in shower suites throughout the country for over 35 years now. We pride ourselves on the high standard of our work and are proud to put customer safety at the forefront of everything we do.
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If you would like just advice on a new easy-access bathroom or to arrange a home survey with a local Bespoke Bathing representative, then please call our team between 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday on 0800 1695 526 or email us for a brochure here.
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