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Traditionally speaking there are two storage options, back-to-wall and modular furniture.

Each striking in appearance there are obvious differences in design and requirements that will help anyone thinking of incorporating furniture into their adaption to make a clear and concise decision on what would best suit their needs.

Back-to-wall furniture, also known as ‘fitted furniture’ is designed to conceal the cistern and any pipe work, WC & basin, in a semi-recessed setting in order to create a clean design which is relatively maintenance free and most importantly safe.

Typically displayed as a run of furniture along the full length of a wall additional storage can be added to the design in the form of base units and head height units, either as a space creator or to conceal accessible accessories.

Similar to the image below accessible back-to-wall furniture can incorporate raised height sanitary ware and wheelchair accessible sloping basin units, alongside concealed drop down grab rails for extra safety and support.

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Another and less invasive option would be modular furniture, a modern twist on the back-to-wall design.

A more economical alternative, modular furniture tends to be wall hung, giving a floating effect, whereby a singular sloping vanity basin unit will be fitted alongside a separate, but matching, storage cupboard.

Although free standing modular units are available, the idea of a wall hung design is to open the visible floor space giving the illusion that the room is bigger than it actually is.

As with all furniture and storage options modular furniture comes in a wide selection of colours, shapes and sizes.

Some designs even lend themselves perfectly to overly small spaces in the form of corner units however considerations on whether incorporating furniture into such a space would increase risk need to be accessed.

Make your adaptation safer with furniture & storage solutions

The trick when making a furniture or storage related decision is to be realistic with how much space you require.

Firstly, ask yourself the following questions:

1)What you are looking to store & therefore how much space is required

2)Does your furniture require bespoke accessibility & storage solutions

3)How big is your bathroom and what solutions are available that will fit without increasing risk.

4)What look & feel are you wanting to create? Personal preferences with regards to design.

If you’re wanting to explore your options for incorporating furniture & storage within your adaption with the help of an experienced professional call us today on 0113 201 5030.

Alternatively you can book your free design & quote online for a surveyor to visit your home at a time and date convenient to yourself to discuss your options as well as visiting our showroom at any time within our opening hours.

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