Monday, June 27, 2016

Home Decor | Perfect Bathroom Ideas For Those Living With A Disability ♥

I'm really getting into my interiors as of late and I just love finding inspirational ideas for different rooms of the house and for people with different needs too, so I thought I'd share a few perfect bathroom ideas I've stumbled across recently and all of these ideas are ideal for those who are living with a disability. I know there are a few readers of mine who either have a disability or have a disabled child, so hopefully these ideas may give you some information for your own home.

One fab bathroom feature that I've recently stumbled across are walk-in baths, and believe me when I say that I'd love one of these for my own home. I can't tell you how many times I've almost fallen over getting in and out of my own bath - both due to my own clumsiness and having a big bump when I was pregnant, so one of these would have been ideal. Premier Bathrooms have a great range available, including a jacuzzi version, which would be ideal for anyone who has a disability that can be eased by hydromassage. I think these walk-in baths are also great for those with a disability who have young children as the child, once they reach toddler age, would be able to walk in and out of the bath themselves and believe me, I have a heavy three year old who I lift in and out of the bath on a daily basis so I know how much of a task it can be, especially if you have a sore back.

If you'd rather not have a bath in your bathroom due to space issues, etc. then a walk-in shower with a sit down facility is another great idea for those living with a disability. My grandparents have one of these and it's ideal as it means there are no trip hazards for them and the corner unit shower means that it doesn't take up much room in their small bathroom either. If you have more space available a wet-room is another great bathroom idea for disabled people, especially those who have to use a wheelchair, and is perfect if the person who will be using it can't get upstairs to use the original bathroom in the house.

Lowered sinks and toilets are also perfect for bathrooms for people who have a disability. The lowered height makes it easier for those in a wheelchair to wash their hands, etc. and also for carers to help them onto the toilet or for themselves to get onto the toilet. Hand rails can also be installed for ease of access and use of the toilet and bath.

Before researching these bathroom ideas I was under the wrongful impression that bathrooms for use by a disabled person weren't that aesthetically pleasing, that their function overrode their style, but looking at the pictures above, you can clearly see that the features and fittings are all modern and stylish. In fact, if I had a bathroom like the ones pictured above then I'd be delighted with the look of the space.

*This is a collaborative post.


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