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3 Benefits of Installing a Walk In Shower When You Have Mobility Issues
There are many different reasons as to why an individual may begin to find that taking a shower is becoming more difficult to do. It could be to do with their age, a health condition that affects their movement or simply that they don’t feel like they can manage to manoeuvre themselves into their existing shower set up.
If you or a loved one find you are struggling with getting into or out of your shower, then it is maybe time to start looking at a walk in shower instead. These incredibly accessible shower solutions come with a wide range of benefits for people of all ages, so let’s take a look at some of them!
Reduces Risk of Injury
Safety is one of the main reasons that many people invest in a walk in shower. It reduces the need to climb over the side of a bath or slipping while in the shower, which is something that many people with mobility issues face with shower cubicles or in-bath shower set ups.
Walk in showers are all generally created to be floor level, removing the need to climb over anything when entering or exiting the shower. The risk of slipping is also reduced, especially when a walk in shower tray is installed which helps to drain away the water, reducing the amount of moisture in the shower area.
Seamlessly Integrate With Existing Bathroom
Some people don’t want to change their shower set up simply because they are worried that they will have to completely redecorate the room to accommodate a more accessible solution.
Although there will be some changes to the design of the shower area, these can be seamlessly integrated with the existing interior to ensure that your bathroom accommodates the shower, rather than the shower dictating the design of the room.
Unlike some walk in showers of the past, many designs now incorporate style and sophistication, making your bathroom look great while boasting great accessibility.
Easy To Clean
It’s not just getting in and out of the shower that can cause problems for people with mobility issues, cleaning can also be a hard task to commit to.
As there is a lot of moisture surrounding a shower, it is important that a regular cleaning schedule is put into place to remove any dirt and grime build up. With normal showers, there are a lot of surfaces to clean, meaning an individual may spend quite a lot of time scrubbing the dirt away.
Walk in showers are much easier to clean and don’t require much flexibility to reach all the area which will need a wipe down. This makes keeping the walk in shower clean a very easy task, and your shower will stay cleaner for longer!
Walk in showers are a great addition to any home, whether you have mobility issues or not. They promote safety and security and can perfectly match the design of your existing bathroom with very minimal changes.
If you’d like to find out more about walk in showers, or even complete wet rooms, don’t hesitate to contact us today on 020 7193 0953 and a member of our team will be happy to help you.