For most people, the bathroom is a relaxing place where you can enjoy some alone time. It is secure, safe, and contains all of the things needed to either to start a new day or recuperate after a particularly long one. For disabled people and those with mobility issues, however, this isn’t always the case. Most bathrooms are so tricky to use that being alone is rarely an option. This can have a heavy impact on the mood and the emotions. Not being able to bathe or use the toilet without assistance is, understandingly, a hard burden to bear. The good news is that there is a solution. Every year, the number of specialist bathroom providers in the UK continues to grow. Within support from the right one, you can plan and design a fully accessible wetroom that is shaped around your needs.

This guide to the most innovative disability aids on the market will help you make sure that your wetroom is as practical as it is stylish.

Hand Held Shower

There are lots of reasons why wetrooms in Suffolk are superior to standard showers. They are fully accessible, where conventional shower stalls are not, because they eliminate obstacles between the bathing space and the rest of the room. Essentially, what a wetroom does is turn the whole bathroom into a waterproof shower, so there is no need to worry about seals, lips, or grooves in the floor.

You can just make your way into the bathroom, pull a cord or press a button from whatever position you are most comfortable in, and start showering. With bespoke wetrooms in Suffolk, every feature is customisable. To increase mobility, you can have your shower head and unit positioned at a height that works for you, even if you are in a wheelchair.

Ergonomic Shower Rails

When designing a bespoke, fully mobile bathroom or wetroom, a grab bar is a must. These handy devices are cheap to install, very inconspicuous, and increase independence. If there is a physical support system in place, right the way from the door to the shower, there is less chance of users needing assistance.

Modern grab rails are stylish and chic. In fact, they’re pretty much indistinguishable from standard bathroom accessories, these days, so it’s not quite accurate to call them a ‘disabled’ or ‘mobility support’ feature. They can be installed at a height that is perfectly suited to your needs, so that you never have to worry about reaching for the rail and missing again.

Smart Lighting

This is something that tends to be an afterthought, but it can make a huge difference to the life of a disabled person in certain situations. If your area is prone to power cuts, think about getting some smart battery powered light fixtures installed in the bathroom. Or, if your bathroom is a real suntrap, you could even add some solar powered features.

That way, if the lights do go off unexpectedly, you can reach for your smart lighting and still make your way safely out of the bathroom. Just make sure that all lighting, smart or otherwise, is installed at a height that you can reach or has fully accessible switches and buttons. This is something that is easily achievable with a bespoke bathroom design.