If you think inclusive design means compromising on aesthetics, think again! Accessible design does not need to be unsightly. Manufacturers are rising to the challenge and delivering bathroom products that are pleasing to the eye, functional and comply with current safety standards.
One example is Fitzroy of London - they work closely with world-leading interior designers, developers and hoteliers, creating distinctive, yet elegant bathroom spaces. Bradley Culmer, Director, Fitzroy of London explains “It’s important for designers to advocate the necessity of an equally luxurious experience for every single visitor to a restaurant, bar or hotel – regardless of any additional requirements. Fittings and fixtures should combine quality, designs and functionality to provide a desirable retreat for customers of all abilities."
Incorporating inclusive design into multi-generational households is also easily achieved by fitting a shower-toilet, level-access wetroom or even easy additions such as grab bars in the shower. As Jayne Barnes from AQATA tells us "Wetrooms are particularly beneficial for multi-generational families living under the same roof. Simple features such as low-level shower trays, wider frameless shower screen access and wider doorways, for example, improve accessibility without compromising on striking bathroom design."
In this issue, we take a look at award-winning design, clever technology and simple solutions to complete your inclusive project, whether for the home or for a commercial setting.