Wednesday 19 June 2024

How To Build An Accessible Wetroom For Those With A Disability

Making your house accessible for someone with a disability can be complicated. No area is more difficult in this regard than the bathroom. However there are ways around this problem, the most effective of which being a step free wetroom for complete accessibility.

When you go about creating an accessible wetroom, there are several things you must remember and a large amount of research that is necessary to ensure that your finished product has everything you need.

Do the Research

You may have an idea of how you want your wetroom to look and what you want to include, but it is still important to take the time to carry out extensive research for ideas and advice. The more you know, the more effective your accessible wetroom will be.

Look up step free wetrooms online and explore all of the options that are available to you. The perfect wetroom idea for you may be something you had not thought of. The wetroom you are building will benefit in every way from being as good as it can be. To this end the greater amount of research you carry out, the more ideas and influences you can take on board, helping you to create the perfect wetroom.

Choosing the Right Products

The first thing to decide is if you want an enclosed shower space or not. Accessible shower cubicles can add a sense or privacy while maintaining ease of access and make the wetroom easier to maintain as they reduce the risk of leaking.

Extra support is necessary, but does not have to be the centrepiece of the room. Take care to work out the right places for supports and choose a product that is both useful and aesthetically pleasing.

There are also many choices of slip-proof flooring, shower seats, and many other products so you are not stuck having to choose an unsightly product due to its effectiveness. The amount of choice necessary means that your step free wetroom can look exactly how you would like it to, and be as useful as it needs to be.

Call in help if you need it

When it comes to installing your step free wetroom, your DIY skills may only stretch so far. Do not by shy to call in professionals to assist you. This is a vital part of your house and if it is installed correctly, it can continue to be a help to you and your loved ones for many years to come. There are many companies who specialise in fitting such wetrooms.

However if you do choose to take the job on yourself, be sure to take time to decide the best place for everything you need to fit. Talk to specialists and the person or persons who will be using the room to make sure that everything is in the best place it can be.

It cannot be overstated how helpful a step free wetroom can be for somebody with a disability. Handrails, supports, shower seats, slip proof flooring and suitable shower screens can make the act of showering substantially easier, adding a sense of independence to these most personal of practices.

James Michaels works for Step-Free Wetrooms, an online retailer of wetrooms and wetroom accessories in the UK. From their Essex base, Step Free Wetrooms covers the East of England, London and beyond.