3 ways to make a bathroom mobility-friendly

PUBLISHED: 14:56 20 August 2020 | UPDATED: 16:10 20 August 2020

Your toilet and basin can be hung at a height that's comfortable for you and easy to access. Picture: BMAS Hitchin

Your toilet and basin can be hung at a height that's comfortable for you and easy to access. Picture: BMAS Hitchin

Catherine Markie

Lee Brand, mobility bathroom expert from BMAS Hitchin explains a few ways to make a bathroom mobility-friendly, giving someone a potential lifeline for living independently and safely.

Grab rails positioned at the correct height will provide extra security when moving round your bathroom. Picture: BMAS HitchinGrab rails positioned at the correct height will provide extra security when moving round your bathroom. Picture: BMAS Hitchin

1. Wet rooms, walk-in showers and baths

“It sounds obvious but a really common barrier for people with mobility needs being able to use their own bathroom is getting in and out of their bath or shower,” says Lee.

“We could replace your bath or shower with a low-level shower for easy access. A wet room provides complete level access, removing all trip hazards. It is perfect for wheelchair users. Walk-in baths mean you can still enjoy a soak.

“We can add fold-down shower seats for extra comfort and support, letting you take the weight off when you’re not feeling so steady on your feet.”

Add fold-down shower seats for extra comfort and support and to rest when you're not feeling steady on your feet. Picture: BMAS HitchinAdd fold-down shower seats for extra comfort and support and to rest when you're not feeling steady on your feet. Picture: BMAS Hitchin

2. Safe and hygienic flooring and walling

“A mobility bathroom specialist should always recommend slip-resistant flooring,” advises Lee.

“We also offer a wide range of attractive wallboards that are extremely easy to keep clean and with no grout, prevent mould.

“There are so many colours and patterns to choose from these days so it’s easy to find something to suit your home.”

3. The extra details for enhanced bathing

“Grab rails positioned at the correct height will provide extra security when moving round your bathroom.

“We can even hang your toilet and basin at comfort height, just for you.

“We know that the small details such as large push flushes and easy-to-use lever taps can make all the difference.”

Find out more

BMAS Hitchin is a family-run business that prides itself on its attention to detail and commitment to go the extra mile for customers. They offer up to 4 years 0% credit and carry out free consultations. Covid-19 regulations are in place at the showroom and for any home visits.

Go to www.bathingmobility.co.uk for more information or contact them on 01462 889 097 or herts@bathingmobility.co.uk.

Visit the showroom at 67 Hermitage Road, Hitchin SG5 1DB.


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