When the time comes for you to make changes to your bathroom to help with accessibility, there are a range of questions to answer when it comes to choosing the right mobility bathroom for you.
There are so many options on the market today that finding a mobility bathroom to suit your needs has never been easier.
From simple adaptions for a walk-in shower to accommodating lifts and full wet room solutions, mobility bathrooms can be more bespoke than ever before.
So, how do you go about choosing the right one?
Let our guide below offer some tips on things to consider.
What Help Do You Need?
The biggest question to answer is just what access you will need in your new bathroom.
If bathing is become difficult due to age of a condition that is deteriorating, perhaps making some small but impactful changes will be right for you.
Adding handles to help with walking or moving around and perhaps installing a new walk-in shower to help make it easier getting in and out of the shower?
If you need more space, perhaps drop things on the floor regularly and need to move freely around the bathroom, then it may be that a wet room is more suitable.
The first step in choosing has to be to consider what it is you need in your bathroom from an accessibility point of view.
Do You Need Space For Specific Equipment?
Installing a new bathroom to help with your mobility isn’t always as simple as just choosing what you need from a personal point of view.
Instead, you need to think in the wider context.
Do you need help to go to the bathroom?
Do you use a wheelchair which needs a certain amount of space?
Do you use mobility hoists around the home or will you need a bath hoist to assist with bathing?
These things have to be taken in to consideration during the very early stages of installing a mobility bathroom.
They can help make the distinction between having a full wet room installed or making modifications to make life easier.
Your Status As A Home Owner
It’s worth considering the wider picture when you’re investigating having a mobility bathroom installed in to your current home.
As well as the other requirements on this page, also give some thought as to how long you intend to be in your current home.
Do you have plans to move at all, or is this where you will be forever?
Answers to those questions can also help justify the spend on your new bathroom.
Also, the wider accessibility aspects of your house need to be thought about.
Is the bathroom on the ground floor or upstairs?
Will you need to move it at any point?
Also, if you don’t own the home, are you allowed to go ahead with considerable changes to enable the mobility bathroom to be fitted?
While you should not give the cost of a mobility bathroom a higher priority than suiting your needs, it is important for most people to have a budget in mind.
This is certainly good practice, and it can also help the companies you approach if they know your budget upfront.
Knowing what you’re looking to spend and what you need from your mobility bathroom can help professionals tailor a solution that is more likely to work for you.
If you are deciding whether to install a mobility bathroom in your home (or any other type of mobility equipment), we can help you make the right decision.
Simply give us a call direct on 0151 525 3610 to speak to one of our specialist advisors, or alternatively, you can complete our simple enquiry form here and one of our team will call you back at a time convenient for you.