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Dr Hunter, Guiseley, Leeds, West Yorkshire – an inadequate bathroom was transformed into a fully accessible, mobility friendly wet room.

10 January 2018

Problem:

As a result of troubles with mobility the existing bathroom in Dr Hunters home was inadequate with regards to ease of use and accessibility.

Consisting of a bath with over shower mixer, pedestal basin and closed couple WC the fully tiled bathroom with dolphin murals was indeed of a complete refurbishment in order to make it safe and practical for Dr Hunter’s wants, needs and mobility requirements.


Solution:

Having visited our showroom in the first instance to enquire about walk-in baths Dr Hunter and her daughter subsequently booked a survey appointment having been impressed with the help and advice they had received with regards to possible solutions.

More Ability Surveyor & Designer Garry fulfilled the visit whereby he met both on site to further discuss the options while surveying the existing bathroom. Initially eager to learn about the benefits of a walk-in bath it soon became apparent, due to troubles with mobility that a more suitable solution would be to convert the existing space into a wet room. Doing so would ensure full accessibility, safety while catering for all present needs but also lend itself to any potential deterioration.

Although Dr Hunter’s daughter was sold on the concept as it would provide her with complete peace of mind and allow her mum to continue to bathe independently Dr Hunter herself was a little wary of the project and change.

Conscious of the disruption and not a big fan of change, Garry worked with both parties in an attempt to reserve some elements of the existing suite for familiarity purposes. Unable to preserve the dolphin mural tiles a decision was made that some of the fixture would be integrated into the mobility wet room, keeping memory of old suite alive.

Outcome:

A bathroom to wet room adaptation whereby the project was managed by Dr Hunters Daughter, who took responsibility for the co-ordination so the only thing her Mum had to worry about was picking her products and finishing touches, resulted in a fully accessible, mobility friendly wet room.

Consisting of a raised height WC and basin, the curtain enclosed wet room was fully tiled, with slip resistant vinyl to the floor, and included a shower seat, strategically placed grab rails, a chrome towel radiator and the much loved preserved cabinets.


What Dr Hunters Daughter said about More Ability:

“Excellent service during decision making process for changing bathroom to wet room. Great range of fittings. Advice was top notch. Workmanship good. Only issue was amount of dust which ended up in other rooms during renovation.”

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