Your bathroom is one of the most important rooms in your house. No longer is it seen as a functional place where you spend as little time as possible, it has grown with the times and has now become to some – a sanctuary. A place to spend time each morning getting ready for the day ahead – often waking yourself up with a refreshing shower. And at the end of the day or getting ready for bed, perhaps having a nice relaxing shower to wind down and soothe the aches and tensions of the day.
With advancements in design and technology – lighting, heated towel rails, under floor heating, bathroom suites and accessories, showering units and indeed, wet rooms, they are all used to create that special place to be in.
Why a wet room?
Regardless of what time of day you shower, you want your bathroom to be a place that offers rejuvenation and comfort and to be a place to relax and unwind. A wet room can provide all those things and more.
For some years now, having a wet room installed in your bathroom has added that extra wow factor to your home. No longer only available as an added luxury to a hotel room, a wet room can now be installed in almost every bathroom at home. It doesn’t just have to be on the ground floor either: as long as it is installed correctly, you can have a wet room on any floor. With the wet room packages that we offer here at Southern Renovations, you’ll be able to create the sleek, sophisticated, modern look you want in your home at the right price for you.
The Wet Room.
What are the main features of a wet room?
A typical shower consists of a shower tray and screen; some of our wet room packages still have a shower tray option included if necessary, but a true wet room removes the need for the traditional shower tray. The floor is made waterproof by a process called tanking and then tiles or waterproof flooring are laid down instead of a tray. If space is a factor in your bathroom, then a wet room is a must solution, simply removing the shower tray creates that feeling of space even in the smallest of bathrooms. One of the other main features of a wet room is that it can also be the perfect solution for anyone that has impaired mobility who would have problems accessing a typical shower tray installation. Southern Renovations have packages that don’t include the shower tray and with their flexibility in design and installation, they are a perfect solution for that type of scenario.
The packages we have available at Southern Renovations can suit any personal requirements and size of bathroom. Please feel free to contact us to discuss your requirements before ordering. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Adapting bathroom for the mobility impaired or to make it safer and more age appropriate for its users
A home bathroom adaptation no longer needs to look and feel like a disabled bathroom. Many people still think that a bathroom adaptation will look like a hospital or care home bathroom. At Southern Renovations we have an excellent range of equipment that is stylish but designed to meet the needs of both and your family.
An easy-access Wet Room is generally the most convenient solution among our disabled and elderly clients, offering a safe and accessible shower.
If space is at a premium for example if a bathroom needs to be installed on the ground floor, a Wet Room is a great option to help maximise space for wheelchair users. It is paramount that quality materials used as part of the Wet Room installation to ensure the water easily and quickly drains away.
Easy access for user and carer
Cost effective solution
Adds value to your home
Future proof your home
Why Should I Consider Upgrading to a Disability Friendly Bathroom
If you are finding it difficult moving around and/or using your bathroom, you may need to consider changing your home environment, adapting or building a bathroom which will meet your needs and installing equipment that will help you and a carer, should you require one. There are a number of conditions that can impact on your ability to access or use your bathroom. For example, if you have a problem that affects your hip joints, you may not be able to lift your legs over the bath's side. Or if you have problems with your upper body, you may find it difficult to wipe yourself after using the toilet. The average person uses the toilet six-seven times a day, so access to a bathroom and toilet is an important part of daily life.
Typical aspects of the bathroom that can make it difficult or unsafe to access and use can include one or more of the following.
Getting in and out of the bath can become difficult or impossible, especially when you are wet and the surfaces are slippery. There is a higher risk of injury if you fall in the bathroom
You may not be able to lift your legs over the bath to use simple bathing equipment
You may not be able to see and/or operate traditional taps if you have weak grip or poor sight
You could experience difficulty in getting up from a low toilet if you have stiff knees or a painful back
You may have difficulty in getting to the toilet in time if you have problems with continence
You may have difficulty in getting into your bathroom if you are using a wheelchair or a walking frame
There could be a lack of sufficient space or a suitable layout that could enable a carer to provide support
The location of the toilet can make it difficult to get to - i.e. if the toilet is upstairs you may hold off for as long as possible or struggle to get to the bathroom due to poor mobility.
Contact us for more information
Southern Renovations are experts in their field and can offer advice and project planning in all the areas mentioned above. They will ensure the finest materials and hardware will be used and fitted by the industry experts with over 20 years in the building, bathroom and plumbing business behind them. One of our team will be happy to discuss your needs and provide you with a