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Bathroom Design Considerations for the Disabled

For many the bathroom is a simple room, a place of sanctuary where they can relax and unwind after a long and hard day at work. It is a room where good design, layout and functionality are key considerations that help enhance quality of life. This is especially true when the homeowner has mobility issues that need to be addressed.

When it comes to the design and installation of bathrooms for the disabled there are many practical considerations that need to be taken into account.

Bathroom design considerations

Accessibility and practicality issues are an absolute must when it comes to the design, layout and planning of a mobility bathroom. It goes without saying that the doors need to conform to specific sizes and standards to allow ease of access for wheelchairs. Once inside the bathroom the maneuverability space in the room needs to be considered. Generally an area of 1500mm is required as this is the turning circle area required by a wheelchair.

All doors should have accessible rails or handles. The doors are wider than normal doors and should swing open beyond the 90 degree line. There also needs to be an area of maneuverability beyond the door entrance.

The use of handrails inside the bathroom need to be placed at set locations and heights around the toilet, bath and hand basin areas. Specialist bathroom suites offer easy access and use as they are specifically designed to be used at a lower height than standard bathroom units.

Many people opt for wetrooms as a good solution as they offer ease of access for wheelchair users.

Experienced, Specialist Bathroom Design Services

In all these areas Addingtons have specialist experience in designing bathrooms that meet any disability requirements of the homeowner.

Addingtons Plumbing Services are a local, family run business with over 14 years experience in the bespoke design and bathroom installation of bathrooms in the Northamptonshire and Bedford areas of the UK. We have been seeing increased business enquiries

You only need to look at the high standards of craftsmanship in our gallery of work to see why our customers are over the moon with their new, luxury designed bathrooms.

All our bathroom installation projects are fully project managed from start to finish. We are fully public liability insured which means we can provide peace of mind. For more information contact us today.