10 November 2014
The common perception of safer bathroom amenities for the domestic home is that they look clinical and obviously adapted, however this isn’t the case.
In this day and age, just because you strive for comfort, ease of use & safety shouldn’t mean you have to compromise on style, and at MoreAbility* you don’t have to.
There are a number of subtle amenities available in various styles and designs to suit all tastes and bathroom themes.
Raised Height Toilet & Basins
Raised height toilets make getting on and off the toilet much easier and safer, whereas raised height basins reduce the need to bend over and ease the amount of strain put on your back.
Both look identical to standard bathroom sanitary ware with the height difference remaining unseen to the naked eye. They’re quick to install, look great and are a perfect safety feature to any bathroom.
Another, cheaper, solution is to have a raised plinth fitted at the base of existing sanitary ware which allows a traditional toilet or standard basin & pedestal to be raised to a comfortable, bespoke, height for increased ease of use and safety.
Low Level Basins
Alternatively, you can reduce the height of basins, setting them lower than a standard fitting, making them easily accessible for wheel chair users. Depending on your installer and existing pipe work any standard wall hung basin could be positioned to height subtle for your own personal needs.
Height Adjustable Basins
Height adjustable washbasins are the perfect solution if you use the bathroom seated, or in a wheelchair. They allow you to automatically adjust the height to suit your own needs, or simply get closer to the basin to wash in comfort. Due to the nature of these basins they are great as they suit all needs, they can be set to a standard height for those who are more abled and then adjusted for those who require a little more help.
Finally, if you find gripping modern basin taps difficult as a result of an injury or disability you’ll understand how frustrating simply washing can be. The good news is that there’s no need to continue struggling, quarter-turn lever taps are extremely easy to use, require no strength to grip and include thermostatic versions that protect against accidental scalding.
Whatever solution you choose to accommodate your personal needs you can be rest assured that you can make your bathroom both safe and stylish with 1 or 2 subtle adaptions. MoreAbility, part of the Passmore Group, is Yorkshire's leading and most experienced bathroom adaption and alteration specialists. Offering a fully project managed design and installation service for all types of sanitary ware & accessories, easy level access showers, walk-in & special baths and wet floor shower installation.
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MoreAbility*, part of the Passmore Group, is Yorkshires leading and most experienced bath & shower room specialist for all types of stylish, safe & practical and bespoke solutions. Offering a fully project managed design & installation service we pride ourselves on meeting individual wants, needs and aspirational requirements.