Senior Friendly Bathroom Renovation: The Perfect Blend of Accessibility & Elegance
Today, the aging population presents unique challenges that demand innovative solutions. As families seek to create living spaces that cater to the needs of seniors, ensuring comfort and safety becomes a top priority. One area that often requires special attention is the main or ensuite bathroom. A well-planned senior-friendly bathroom renovation can make a significant difference in promoting aged care and accessibility without compromising on aesthetics. In this blog, we’ll explore a recent bathroom renovation in Currumbin Valley that exemplifies the perfect balance between functionality and beauty. With subway tiles from Nerang Tiles, a Posh Domaine wall-hung all-drawer vanity by Reece Bathrooms, and brushed brass tapware from ABI Interiors, this renovation offers space, accessibility, functionality, and a touch of luxury for seniors.
Before Images of Senior Bathroom Renovation
After Images of Senior Bathroom Renovation
The Perfect Tiles: Nerang Tiles’ Subway Tiles
The foundation of any beautiful bathroom renovation begins with selecting the right tiles. In this case, Nerang Tiles’ 65×265 matt pressed off-white glazed ceramic subway wall tiles were the ideal choice. Subway tiles have a classic and timeless appeal, making them a perfect fit for a senior-friendly bathroom that stands the test of time.
These subway tiles create a sense of continuity and elegance, transforming the bathroom into a bright and airy sanctuary. Their smooth, glossy surface reflects light, enhancing the overall lighting in the room, a significant advantage for seniors with reduced vision. This reflective quality also imparts a feeling of spaciousness, promoting ease of movement.
The subway tiles are not just a stylish choice; they’re also practical. Their smooth, easy-to-clean surface ensures that the bathroom remains hygienic and low-maintenance, a crucial consideration for senior care. With their light colour, these tiles contribute to a sense of cleanliness and serenity, essential in a space dedicated to personal hygiene.
The Elegant Vanity: Reece Bathrooms’ Posh Domaine Wall-Hung All-Drawer Vanity
A senior-friendly bathroom relies on accessible storage and a well-designed vanity. Reece Bathrooms’ Posh Domaine wall-hung all-drawer vanity (in Tasmanian Oak with Copper Terrazzo Cherry Pie solid surface benchtop) and ADP 450×900 Pill Shaving Cabinet (Tasmanian Oak) are exceptional choices for this renovation. Their elegant design and practicality make them valuable additions to the bathroom.
The wall-hung design of the vanity is perfect for creating an open and accessible space. It allows easy manoeuvrability in the bathroom, particularly for seniors using mobility aids like walkers or wheelchairs. The open space beneath the vanity also simplifies cleaning.
The all-drawer feature of the vanity is a significant advantage. Drawers are more accessible and user-friendly for seniors compared to traditional cabinet doors. They facilitate easy organisation of toiletries, medications, and other necessities, ensuring everything is within arm’s reach. The soft-close mechanism of the drawers adds an extra layer of safety, preventing sudden slams and potential accidents.
Moreover, the Posh Domaine vanity and ADP Pill Shaving Cabinet by Reece Bathrooms are designed with aesthetics in mind. Their sleek lines and high-quality finishes create a visually appealing focal point in the bathroom. The combination of the all-drawer vanity and pill-shaped shaving cabinet harmoniously merges functionality and beauty, resulting in a bathroom that’s not only senior-friendly but also stylish and inviting.
The Finishing Touch: ABI Interiors’ Brushed Brass Tapware
While tapware may seem like a minor detail, it can significantly impact the overall design of the bathroom. ABI Interiors’ brushed brass Elysian tapware, Aliro ambulant grab rails and Finley shower rail set add a touch of luxury and sophistication to the senior-friendly bathroom, creating a space where seniors can feel pampered and relaxed.
The brushed brass finish complements the subway tiles and the vanity perfectly, infusing warmth and opulence into the room. This creates a soothing and inviting atmosphere. The easy-to-use handles and levers of the tapware are designed with seniors in mind, ensuring that they can operate them effortlessly.
Accessibility and Functionality
Beyond the specific design elements, the success of this bathroom renovation lies in its emphasis on accessibility and functionality, two key aspects of senior care:
- Grab Rails: Carefully placed grab bars provide the necessary support for seniors to move around the bathroom and get in and out of the shower or bath.
- Walk-in Shower: The walk-in shower ensures easy entry and exit, reducing the risk of trips and falls.
- All-Drawer Wall-Hung Vanity: This smart choice ensures accessibility, even when a client requires mobility aids to navigate the bathroom.
The recent bathroom renovation designed for senior care and accessibility exemplifies how functionality and beauty can coexist harmoniously. With Nerang Tiles’ subway tiles, Reece Bathrooms’ Posh Domaine wall-hung all-drawer vanity, and ABI Interiors’ brushed brass tapware, this bathroom renovation showcases the perfect blend of style and practicality.
This space offers seniors the luxury of a beautifully designed bathroom while ensuring their safety and comfort. The thoughtfully chosen elements, from the subway tiles that create a bright and airy atmosphere to the vanity with accessible drawers and the elegant, brushed brass tapware, all contribute to a senior-friendly oasis.
This renovation is a testament to the idea that functional design need not be devoid of aesthetics. It serves as an inspiration for those looking to create senior-friendly spaces that enhance the quality of life for their loved ones while maintaining a sense of luxury and style. As our population continues to age, these considerations will become increasingly important, and this bathroom renovation is a step in the right direction.
A heartfelt thank you to our amazing clients for sharing their trust in choosing us for their renovation and a special mention to our dedicated team for creating yet another beautiful and functional space.