Top 10 Features of an Accessible Wet Room for Disabled Individuals

Creating an accessible wet room for disabled individuals involve thoughtful planning and consideration of various features to ensure safety, comfort, and convenience.

Here are the top 10 features that are essential for designing an accessible wet room that caters to the needs of people with disabilities.

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  1. Low level shower trays: A seamless transition from the floor to the shower area eliminates the need to step over a barrier, providing easy access for wheelchair users and individuals with mobility challenges. The flooring of a level access shower tends to be a continuation of the bathroom floor whilst shower trays are ideal for those who have the ability to navigate small steps.
  2. Non-Slip Flooring: Installing non-slip flooring materials reduces the risk of slips and falls, offering stability and confidence for users, especially in wet conditions.
  3. Grab Bars and Handrails: Strategically placed grab bars and handrails provide support and assistance for users to move safely within the wet room, whether it’s entering or exiting the shower area or maneuvering around the space.
  4. Accessible Shower: A spacious shower area with ample room for maneuverability allows wheelchair users to comfortably access the shower, while adjustable shower heads and handheld sprays cater to individual needs.
  5. Shower Seat: Installing a shower seat provides a resting place for individuals who may have difficulty standing for long periods, enhancing comfort and accessibility during bathing.
  6. Adjustable Height Fixtures: Incorporating adjustable height features for shower controls, handheld shower heads, and sink faucets ensures usability for individuals with varying mobility levels and preferences.
  7. Wide Doorways: Wide doorways accommodate wheelchairs and mobility aids, facilitating easy entry and exit to the wet room without constraints or obstacles.
  8. Accessible Sink and Storage: Lowered sinks and storage areas within reach allow individuals to perform daily tasks independently, promoting self-sufficiency and convenience in the wet room.
  9. Good Lighting and Contrast: Adequate lighting, including natural light and artificial illumination, combined with contrasting colours between walls, floors, and fixtures, enhances visibility and navigation for users with visual impairments.
  10. Emergency Call System: Installing an emergency call system ensures peace of mind by providing a means for users to summon assistance in case of accidents or emergencies within the wet room.

By incorporating these top 10 features, accessible wet rooms can be designed to meet the diverse needs of disabled individuals, promoting independence, safety, and comfort in their daily routines.

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Aquaneed has over 20 years’ experience in bathroom adaptions. If you are considering turning your old bathroom into a practical and luxury accessible bathroom, we are here to help and can provide with honest and reliable advice.

We are based in Staines but cover all London boroughs, as well as the home counties including Berkshire, Surrey, Buckinghamshire, Essex, Kent and Sussex.

You can contact us by phone on 01784 440333 or via our contact page.