Designing your accessible bathroom

Planning accessible bathrooms requires knowledge of building regulations, the users' behaviour and needs.

As a bathroom planner - whether you are an architect, installer, occupational therapist or private individual, you want to create a well-designed, welcoming, functional and comfortable space.

In this article we will give you insights on the three zones of the bathroom; washbasin, toilet, shower.

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We have gathered much more information in our complete design guide for accessible bathrooms.

You will get all the necessary knowledge, tips and tricks in relation to designing bathrooms with a focus on flexibility and special needs, with specific drawings and examples.

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At the washbasin

Sideways adjustable sink

  • Provides better working conditions, by creating space for a carer e.g. between the sink and the toilet.
  • May bring the sink within reach of users seated on the toilet so they can wash their hands.

Height-adjustable sink

  • Can be adjusted to heights suitable for seated and standing users.
Height adjustable sink by Pressalit

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Watch a short video about the benefits of the solution, where the sink can be adjusted for height and moved sideways.

On the toilet

Sideways adjustable support arms

  • Adjustable to accommodate users of different sizes.
  • Can used to provide additional support, e.g. in the shower seat

Height-adjustable support arms

  • Adjustable for different height settings, which can help standing or seated users.

Fixed support arms

  • Provides effective support and assistance where a user’s needs are likely to remain unchanged.
See how Pressalit PLUS series can make the toilet visit safer and more comfortable.

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See how you can make the toilet visit safer and more comfortable.

In the shower

Sideways adjustable shower seat

  • Can be placed near a corner so independent users can reach shower controls.
  • Can be moved away from the corner to provide workspace for a carer on either side of the shower seat.
  • Can be moved to the side or folded away to provide space for a standing shower.
  • Can be positioned on horizontal wall track on either wall of the shower corner to provide left or right sided access.
  • Can provide space for moving from both sides.

Height-adjustable shower seat

  • Can be adjusted to suit the user’s height.
Flexible and adjustable shower seat by Pressalit

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With the shower seat and accessories mounted on Pressalit’s Plus horizontal wall track, the shower area can be modified to suit individual needs.

The quick design checklist

Pressalit has prepared a useful checklist for the initial phases of the building process. The checklist asks a number of questions about the user, the working conditions for care and rehabilitation staff, as well as the physical setting in the building.

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Experience accessible bathrooms in VR

In Pressalit World you can try a VR experience of solution examples for specific types of projects and purposes, e.g. assisted living facilities, hospitals, hotels, and private homes.

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