We discover what the term "accessible bathroom" really means for those with restricted mobility or disabilities, including its key features and benefits.
An accessible bathroom is a bathroom that has been designed and equipped to meet the needs of individuals with disabilities. This includes people with mobility issues, sensory impairments and other physical disabilities that may make using a traditional bathroom difficult or impossible. An accessible bathroom is designed to provide maximum independence, comfort and safety for all users, regardless of their abilities.
Key features of an accessible bathroom
An accessible bathroom typically includes a number of key features to make it more functional and user-friendly for people with mobility issues or disabilities. Some of the most important features of an accessible bathroom include:
- Wide doorways and enough space for manoeuvring a wheelchair or walker
- A low-threshold shower or a roll-in shower with a shower seat
- Grab bars and handrails for added stability and safety
- A height-adjustable or comfort height sink and toilet
- Easy-to-reach and use controls for taps, showerheads and other fixtures
- Non-slip flooring to prevent slips and falls
A stylish, accessible bathroom containing all the key features you'd expect
Benefits of an accessible bathroom
An accessible bathroom provides numerous benefits for individuals with restricted mobility and disabilities, including:
- Increased independence: An accessible bathroom allows people with restricted mobility and disabilities to use the bathroom safely and independently, without having to rely on others for assistance.
- Improved safety: Accessible bathrooms are designed to minimise the risk of falls and other accidents, making them much safer for all users.
- Increased comfort: Accessible bathrooms are equipped with features such as comfortable seating, easy-to-reach controls and non-slip flooring, which can make using the bathroom a much more comfortable experience.
- Better accessibility: An accessible bathroom is designed to be as accessible as possible, with wide doorways, low-threshold showers and other features that make it easier for people with disabilities to enter and use the bathroom.
An accessible bathroom provides greater independence, safety, comfort and accessibility
Overall, an accessible bathroom is a must-have for anyone who wants to make their home more user-friendly for people with disabilities. By investing in an accessible bathroom, you can help ensure that everyone in your home has access to the basic necessities of daily life, regardless of their abilities.
Find out more about accessible bathrooms at Victoria Plum
Whatever your requirements may be, you'll find all the advice and inspiration you'll need to create an accessible bathroom that's both comfortable and stylish. We've coined the term "Independent Living" to describe the experience many homeowners face when choosing their bathroom. You can find out what we mean by Independent Living in our in-depth article and how this differs to assisted living.
These days, accessible bathrooms needn't be boring or sterile. To feed your inspiration, why not check out our latest accessible bathroom ideas?
If you're renovating and refurbishing with a specific requirement or disability in mind, you may want to read some of our individual room planning guides:
- How to create a stylish bathroom for an elderly relative
- How to create a stylish bathroom for a wheelchair user
- How to create a stylish bathroom for a partially sighted person
For more ideas and inspiration, head to our Independent Living hub.
At Victoria Plum, we'll provide you with all the inspiration you need to create accessible bathrooms like this
Shop Independent Living
It is our firm belief that everyone can have a beautiful bathroom, no matter what their needs or requirements may be. That's why, with careful consideration, we've created our Independent Living range of bathroom products. Each product is designed to help make your bathroom safe and accessible, without compromising on style. From comfort height toilets to grab rails and from walk-in baths to shower seats, you'll find exactly what you need to create the bathroom you desire. Simply click on the image below to begin browsing.