Bathroom Furniture Maneuverability

 


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Now that you have completed the work on the bath and shower installation, you’re ready to begin planning on the bathroom furniture selection. Bathrooms are a necessity of life and often something we take for granted when we do not suffer from any type of physical barrier. For someone in a wheelchair, the elderly or severe injury, the bathroom can present a major challenge which should never be taken for granted. Bathroom vanities used for grooming and for personal hygiene purposes need to be accessible and easy to maneuver around.

Bathroom manufacturers have begun to recognize the needs of the elderly and disabled by broadening the range of products available to customers. Keeping a keen eye on usability, there is a growing range of thoughtful bathroom furniture designs to enhance the lifestyles of the physically limited. Wall mounted furniture is a compatible solution since it can be mounted at various heights. It is important that a person’s knees and thighs fit comfortably under the wall mounted unit and if further space is required, cabinet doors or drawers can simply be removed.

Wall mounted bathroom furniture

The appropriate choice of bathroom furniture depends on the requirements of the individual. For example, we generally see powder rooms include pedestal sinks, where space is limited and storage is minimal, therefore it is best to place wall mounted cabinets and vanity basins in the master or hall bathroom. Wall mounted furniture has it advantages in the sense there is base cabinets for storage for medications and toiletries. Large wall mounted mirrors which can be adjusted and positioned to accommodate someone from a seated position. Depending on the weight of the mirror, it is best to consult a hardware specialist in clearly understanding the mounting requirements to ensure the mirror is safely secured to the wall.

Bathroom cabinets maximize space

Tall bathroom storage units are a great way of keeping the bathroom clutter free. Today there are a number of choices with elegant styling and beautiful finishes. Bathroom cabinetry will complement the other furnishings throughout the room while offering functionality and maximize storage space. Bathroom cabinets come in just about every size from single to semi column cabinets. Consider your lifestyle and what needs to be stored in the bathroom that can either be floor or wall mounted for convenience.

Lighting in the bathroom should be a primary consideration and is a key element for an individual trying to access the light switch. Whether you are replacing your existing light fixture or adding an addition light source, lighting is a key design element in bathroom remodeling. Bathroom mirrors have the added luxury of built in lighting with pull cords located at the bottom of the glass making them easy to turn off and on. These mirrors not only provide adequate lighting since the light shines out from the mirror, but are perfect for anyone with limited hand mobility.

Written by Shelley Murphy on behalf of an online retailer of bathroom furniture, steam showers, shower enclosures, whirlpool spa baths and bath related products serving the United Kingdom.

Shelley Murphy brings with her over 10 years of Search Engine Optimization and e-marketing strategies to web based businesses. Holding two BA’s in English and Journalism Communications her writing skills have been a great asset for both onsite writing and monthly newsletters publications.

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