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Minimalist styling of a walk-in shower

Sleek way to avoid risky slips and trips


AS TIME goes on, taking a bath or shower can often become harder, due to age and health-related mobility issues.

Often disabiliti­es like this creep up on us slowly. We g ra d u a l l y find it more difficult to get in and out of the bath without assistance and even using a convention­al shower can be challengin­g.

Th e g o o d n ews is that a bathroom can often be easily adapted without h av i n g to re n ew it completely.

A walk-in shower, for example, can help make the bathroom look more spacious and contempora­ry. Walk-in showers offer lower-level access, with efficient drainage that avoids the need for a high threshold.

A low- level access shower will have a threshold of around 2.4 ins, while a levelacces­s shower sits even lower, with only around 0.4 ins to step over.

This helps to minimise the risk of tripping, while the shower floor features a textured surface to help protect you against slipping.

A wa l k - i n s h owe r can be supplied in a range of sizes to fit your requiremen­ts, for example for wheelchair access, a fixed or folding shower seat, or room (with perhaps a screen) for a carer to assist.

But a walk-in shower is more than a practical solution. Its low profile is less obtrusive than a convention­al shower and reflects the sleek, m i n i m a l i st look of modern bathrooms.

What’s more, many are designed to fit in the same footprint as a convention­al bathtub — so are easy to install, often within a day.

Companies such as EA Mobility and Mobility Plus provide free, no- obligation assessment­s — a good opportunit­y to discuss your needs and obtain unbiased advice.

And a friendly and profession­al fitting team will ensure the work is carried out with minimum disruption and to your satisfacti­on.

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