Bathroom adaptations to suit your tastes
We explain your options for making adaptations to your bathroom to make bathing easier in later life, as well as the different financing options available. The adaptations include walk-in baths, walk in showers or a wet room.
Many people are put off some types of specialist bathroom equipment and adaptations because they think it might make their bathroom look ‘institutional’, like a hospital or care home. If this is a worry for you, you might want to consider adapting or customising your bathroom suite with the help of a specialist bathroom fitter – ideally one that is a member of the British Healthcare Trades Association (BHTA).
This will enable you to bring the right aesthetic as well as practical considerations into the overall scheme, and to design an adapted bathroom to suit all members of your household.
For more bathroom tips, read: 7 ways to make a bathroom safer for an older person
Future-proofing your bathroom
If you’re not yet at the stage of needing specialist bathroom equipment, but are planning a revamp of your bathroom anyway, then adapting it in anticipation of future needs is an excellent way to prevent accidents and make life easier for yourself, if your mobility does start to decline.
If you’re thinking ahead about how to ensure your bathroom will be safe and easy to use later in life, read our safety considerations when adapting a bathroom.