Friday, 18 October 2019

My Dream Accessible Bathroom


cream bathroom with white toilet, sink and cabinet, chrome shower

*Disclaimer: This post is commissioned by Bathing Solutions to give my thoughts on what I look for in an accessible bathroom

We moved house at the end of April and I love our accessible bungalow; it's really big, plenty of room for my wheelchair, lots of storage space and just all-round amazing. However, whoever lived here before us really (and I mean  REALLY) liked pink. The whole house was pink and floral, not to my taste in the slightest. Ian has worked his way through a few rooms and we're more modern, yet our bathroom is hideous.

I'm not even exaggerating, it's SO pink. Pink tiles with the odd floral tile, pink wet room floor...there was even pink floral curtains in there; they got pulled down right away!

As accessibility goes, the bathroom is perfect. It is a wet room with folding doors around the shower, grab rails galore, non-slip flooring, and space under the sink for my wheelchair. It's exactly what I need but it's not aesthetically pleasing and certainly not something I'd ever choose. 

Renovating our bathroom is not something we can afford right now but it is definitely on my to-do list for the future as I would love it to be my dream accessible bathroom.

I took to Instagram and searched for #accessiblebathrooms - reached out to the owners of these images and they kindly allowed me to share them so you can see the kind of thing that I am drawn to and how an accessible bathroom doesn't have to look clinical and hospital-like. Thank you to Vicki at WheelChicHome, Anna at AnnaBateman and Sandra from Wheely_Love_Living for allowing me to share these beaut images.

bathroom sink with mirror above and space underneath for wheelchair. Chrome grab rail next to toilet

Cream tiled shower with chrome finishings and white shower seat

I love the use of chrome in this bathroom; the grab rails look so much nicer and match the shower fittings. Also, as there is no fixed door on the shower it means there's a lot more space for assisted showering and you can get right in there to transfer from a wheelchair if needed. I absolutely love wet rooms and walk-in showers, they're so convenient. I'm also loving the space under the sink in this bathroom as you can get your legs right underneath as a wheelchair user to get close to the sink and the mirror is at a good height.


That floor! That wood! Those lights! I love how this bathroom is a juxtaposition of style and accessibility. You hardly notice any of the extra equipment because it's such a statement room. I'd have the grab rail next to the toilet in chrome but everything else is gorgeous.

Grey tiled shower with chrome grab rails and a wooden shower chair folded up onto the wall

This is my shower seat of dreams! When I saw Anna's new wet room, I kind of freaked out and was incredibly jealous as her style is very similar to mine. I love that the seat isn't white and plastic, it almost looks like it belongs in a spa. And if you haven't read it enough already...CHROME GRAB RAILS!

Dark grey/brown tiled walls and floors with tiled bench and hoist above shower.

Toilet with elbow flush buttons and sink with chrome rails 

Finally, Sandra's bathroom is fantastic, the dark walls and finishings are chic and modern. The way the bench has been incorporated under the shower is a fantastic idea and the flush elbow buttons on the toilet are incredible. Also a huge fan of the amount of rails as I am an ambulatory wheelchair user so they would come in so handy (literally). Bathroom goals!


One day I hope to share my very own bathroom and hopefully it'll be goals for someone else...and trust me, there'll be no pink in sight! Until then, I'll lust after my dream accessible bathroom. If you're looking for ideas on how to renovate your bathroom to suit your disability I hope this gave you some inspiration.

What would your dream bathroom look like?

1 comment:

  1. Some great bathrooms! I have a wet room and it’s almost identical to the photo of the one with the fold up wooden seat! I’d be lost without it now as I can’t stand more than a minute or so and that’s on a good day! :)

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