Easy Access Shower Room for Elderly Couple in Swanage

We designed and installed this easy access shower room for a retired couple, one of whom has a disability. The brief was to create a stylish space with as few hazards as possible.


Swanage, Dorset

Products Used

  • Bespoke semi-frameless shower by Room H2o
  • Jacuzzi style bath by Phoenix UK
  • Karndean Knight Tile in Urban Spotted Gum

During their design consultation, we discussed with the clients how to best meet the needs of the disabled Mr. Our suggestion was to remove the existing bath tub and replace it with a fully open shower area, including grab bars at a suitable height. We also advised using a low profile shower tray by Fiora to remove the risk of the clients tripping up or having to climb over a bath panel each day.

The clients chose an Aqualisa Q digital shower due to its simple, easy to use design. They liked the touch screen feature and option of having pre-set water temperatures, flow and timings. Further consideration was given to the clients’ age with the comfort height toilet by RAK, a few centimetres higher than a standard toilet. During the installation process, the clients chose to swap a close coupled toilet for a back to wall, hence the difference in the 3D design images from the final room.

Our installation team took four weeks to remove the old bathroom and install the new shower room. This involved tiling the floor with non-slip vinyl flooring by Karndean, fully waterproof and boasting a beautiful oak effect. At the end of each day we had to re-fit the toilet, as it was the only toilet in the house!

If you’d like a similar “bath out, shower in” project, get in touch with our bathroom experts today. We’ll discuss the best way forward for your new shower room, including a design visit and 3D design consultation. You can also visit us in our Dorset showroom, where you can browse our huge range of tile samples, products and displays.

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