Home and business owners across the country are taking a big positive step and refitting their bathroom facilities to be more accessible for those with mobility issues and disabilities. There are a number of reasons for this – firstly, company directors are quickly beginning to realise that, if they continue to avoid installing accessible bathrooms and toilets, they are effectively isolating a large portion of their audience – because who wants to spend any significant amount of time at a venue or location if it’s impossible to use their facilities?
Whether you own or rent your home, you may be eligible for a disabled facility grant. This can be an extremely valuable allowance for those who require elements of their property to be adapted for use by individuals with access requirements or mobility issues. So – might you, or a member of your household, be eligible for this grant? Read on to find out how to check, and how to go on to apply.
If you’re considering having new specialist elements installed in order to improve the accessibility of your bathroom, it’s definitely worth taking two separate options into account when looking into shower fittings. There are a plethora of bathing and showering features that can prove extremely helpful to individuals with mobility issues, but one particular question is regularly asked: which should I choose – a traditional shower or a wetroom? Adaptio, a company that undertakes specialist bathroom design as well as providing a wide range of individual accessible fittings and fixtures, counts an excellent range of both amongst their collections. Here is their guide to the difference between shower trays and wet rooms, to help you decide which will be best suited to your new bathroom.
If you’re planning to upgrade your bathroom to be more accessible for those with a disability, additional access needs or any other requirements, it can often be difficult to know exactly what should go into its new design. Luckily, Adaptio, the accessible bathroom specialists, have a wealth of experience in installing bathrooms that are disability friendly, so they have put together this useful guide to the steps you need to take. See below for some points to get you started.