Do I need inclusive design products in my bathroom?
Securing ‘sure footing’ in your bathroom is an everyday concern for most people, some only need a non-slip mat or towel on the floor, others may prefer to hold on to something. Grab rails are a miracle invention, especially if it means a person can maintain their hygiene routines confidently and independently.
Design vs functionality
Perceptions can be that grab rails make a bathroom look unsightly or clinical. If you qualify for free support with your bathroom needs and get the bog-standard (pardon the pun) equipment, this may be the case. However, if you can afford to future-proof your own bathing facilities, there is an excellent range of rails available to choose from. There are now lots of really funky rails, in white or chrome finish. They are available in various shapes and sizes – straight, curved and wavy to name but a few. They really can look like a contemporary functional feature of a modern bathroom.
Ultimately, whether you need grab rails in your bathroom, or not, is a choice to be made by you, the bathroom user.
Follow the link for information on bathing aids from the NHS: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/social-care-and-support/equipment-aids-adaptations/#home-equipment-whats-free-and-whats-not