When your bathroom need to be re-fitted so that it’s more accessible for those with restricted mobility (yourself or other family members), it’s a great excuse for a bit of a makeover.
Although the fixtures and fittings will have different dimensions to standard bathroom equipment, it doesn’t mean you have to forfeit any glamour – you just need to get creative.
How to Keep Your Restricted Mobility Bathroom Dripping in Glamour
These simple suggestions will help you achieve a stunning bathroom that is both stylish and glamorous.
Invest in fancy towels
There seems little point in spending all that money of having you bathroom improved, if you’re not going to update your towels. Go for the best towels you can afford, using both the look and the feel of them to make your selection.
If you’re feeling flush, plump for Egyptian cotton – long thought to be the highest quality cotton in the world. It has extra-long fibres, that boast a high absorbency. If you’ve ever stayed in a posh hotel or high-end spar and admired their thick and luxurious towels, chances are they were Egyptian cotton.
For those of you who prefer an all-natural bathroom, organic cotton might be for your. Organic cotton is grown without using synthetic pesticides or fertilisers, making it a sumptuous and sustainable option.
Once you’ve chosen your towels, they should be on display. A heated, wall mounted towel rack makes a great place to show off (and air out) your luxurious bathroom towels.
Choose the right walk-in bathroom accessories
Walk-in baths and showers can be as elegant as their standard counterparts these days. All yo need to do is decide what exactly it is that you need. It might even be worth getting a professional opinion a bout what’s best for your space, before you get your heart set on something that won’t fit.
If floor-space is limited, a walk-in shower enclosure will probably be the best choice for your bathroom. You could get a (quadrant) corner unit to maximise the space you have – when you’re catering for reduced mobility, space for movement is key. A lit shower shower unit with a permanent or fold-able seat will look classy in a smaller bathroom with minimalist decor.
For bathrooms with a little more space and an owner who loves a soak, a walk-in bath might be more your style. I can’t live without a bath, so I know what I’d choose!
A walk in bath is ideal for anyone who struggles to get in-and-out of a regular, low down bath. Depending on your budget (and how much you like bathing) you could get a top of the range bath with a whirlpool system and water jets. Sound heavenly to me!
Buy and display high-end toiletries
I’ll be honest with you – I can’t resist a shelfie. I get as much joy from looking at luxury products as I from using them. If you want a bathroom full of glamour, your really do need your best products on display.
I’m not saying you should stop using your cupboards, too many products will look like clutter, but a luxury hand cream next to the sink won’t hurt, or perhaps a glass front to your skincare cabinet to show off what’s inside.
Fresh flowers in your bathroom scream glamour and luxury. They bring fresh air and sweet fragrance into the room and make it feel like you’re living in a high-end hotel 24/7.
Display the flowers on your window sill to make sure they get plenty of light and give them fresh water to help them last longer. Replace them once they begin to wild.
Get the lighting right
A bathroom is the one room in the house where good lighting is absolutely necessary. It’s the room where a lot of your self-care takes place. You need to see yourself clearly in the mirror for your skincare routine. You need to make sure you don’t miss a bit when you’re rubbing in moisturiser.
If you have a bath, you might want to read in it to help you relax – that also needs good lighting. There’s nothing relaxing about eye strain!
For more interiors tips about bathrooms, you might enjoy this article about how to revamp your bathroom, whatever its size!