A recent job illustrates a popular choice for our customers; converting a bathroom with a bathtub into an accessible bathroom with easy access shower.
To establish our customer’s needs we first conducted a home appointment. We discovered that this bathroom already had the best of both worlds with a bathtub and a shower. However, the room was very cramped and the layout was difficult for people with reduced mobility to use. The bathroom itself also required general updating.
During our home appointment the customer discussed their wish to refurbish the whole room and remove the bathtub and shower. In its place they wanted a bathroom with a large level access shower area, basin and toilet. They were keen to have something that would look modern and contemporary and knew they would like a large glass screen at one end of the shower.
Due to reducing mobility, they were also keen to be able to adapt the shower in future for use with a wheelchair. Though they also remarked they would likely move to another property if wheelchair use were needed in future.
A bathroom designed to cater for future mobility needs
With the customer’s requirements confirmed we measured up the bathroom. We then put forward a proposal to run the shower area left to right at one end of the bathroom. The basin and toilet would sit side by side along the longer wall, with waterproof cladding throughout to finish.
To fulfil the goals of having a shower room that could be adapted to suit changing circumstances our design created extra space in the bathroom that would accommodate a wheelchair, should it ever be required. The full height glass shower screen could also be removed in the future and replaced with half height carer assisted screens.
The customer was satisfied with the proposed works and proceeded to place an order with us. The actual work took 10 days and involved transforming the bathroom completely as the following before and after images illustrate.