The comfort bathrooms of today are planned with foresight, without compromising on design and technical innovations. Whether it’s level-access showers or generous, accessible room layouts: The features that offer increased comfort and convenience for younger people also give seniors a bathroom that facilitates independent living and quality of life. In this way, timeless, contemporary, intergenerational bathrooms become a versatile asset at all stages of life. The long-term, convenient usability of bathroom fittings can also increase the value of a property.
Design and functionality: Versatile washing area
The washing area is the multifunctional space that’s most frequently used in the bathroom. So, it should be easy to reach and convenient to use, without forfeiting any of its attractive design qualities. The ideal solution: Consoles from the DuraStyle range, for example, with built-in or above-counter basins. These offer legroom, so that the washbasin can also be used comfortably from a seated position. In addition, above-counter basins offer an elevated washing position. Thanks to generous surface areas on both sides, all personal care products can be kept within arms’ reach. With the corresponding width in the washing area, base cabinets positioned at the sides are available optionally with one or two drawers for handy storage space. These are optionally fitted with top-quality interior layouts in Diamond Black.
The practical consoles with different wood decor, high-gloss lacquer or real wood veneer offer multiple options for an individual layout. Because practicality and high-quality design don’t have to be mutually exclusive.
Asymmetrical washbasins, like the DuraSquare models, are ideal as convenient future solutions for age-appropriate bathrooms. Even without a vanity unit, the wide washbasin features spacious surface areas to the right or left of the basin. The linear, precise, yet also soft and organic, forms of the range provide a visual highlight and can also be successfully integrated into any bathroom.
The Vital models of the D-Code, DuraStyle, Starck 3 or Architec series conform to the current DIN 18024/II and 18025/I+II standards for accessible bathrooms. The washbasins are wheelchair accessible.
For optimal results, the mirrors and shelves should be easily reachable from various heights, or be adjustable.
If you’re looking for ultimate comfort, the SensoWash® Slim and the SensoWash® Starck f shower toilets are perfect. They make toilet visits much easier with the integrated stainless steel shower arm, featuring three shower settings, which can also function as a bidet. It can be controlled effortlessly by remote control.
For optimum comfort during use, the seat height of the toilet is a key factor. Standing up is much easier when the seat is five centimeters higher: The Starck 3 wall-mounted toilet offers this convenience. Ideal for refurbishments, as it uses existing connections. Sufficient room to maneuver in front of the toilet ensures safe and easy mobility, even if there’s a later need for additional supports in the bathroom for seniors. Handrails installed subsequently can provide even more security; paper holders and flush activators, positioned with foresight, improve usability.
The special requirements in accessible bathrooms are fulfilled by the Vital models in the D-Code, DuraStyle, Architec and Starck 3 series – which match the washbasins in the series. The projection is 700 mm in each case and conforms to current DIN standards. As a transfer device for an accessible toilet, firmly anchored, folding support rails with integrated paper holder are recommended. A back support can also offer additional support in the case of falls.
A bathroom with a level-access shower isn’t just the perfect solution optically. It’s also easy to clean, offers a safer environment and helps prevent slipping or falls. Shower trays which measure 120 x 120 cm fulfil the DIN 18025/I + II and 18040-2E criteria for accessible showers and ensure a sufficiently large shower area and room for maneuvering – with extra space in case an assistance person is needed.
Two models in varying materials are suited to planning with foresight: The Stonetto shower tray, made from DuraSolid Q, with excellent optic and haptic qualities, and the new Tempano series of shower trays made from sanitary acrylic. Whether they’re flush-fitting, floor-mounted or semi-recessed, they’re suited to the most varied structural settings and individual preferences. A shower seat or grab handle in the shower area can increase the safety and comfort levels.
Accessible showers and bathtubs
The combined walk-In shower and bathtub provided in the EOOS Shower + Bath offers maximum comfort for small spaces. Thanks to the integrated glass door, the bathtub can be turned quickly and easily into an open, age-appropriate shower with easy access. If the door to the bathtub is opened, it disappears under a waterproof seat cushion and can’t be seen. The pillow, which keeps its shape, lies on top of the integrated door, as well as on the tub rim, and offers a comfortable seating and additional surface area option. Shower + Bath makes it possible for people with limited mobility or a disability to also enjoy a relaxing bath.
It’s not just in accessible bathrooms that safety plays a key role. People of all ages benefit from the practical additional functions for increased comfort in the bathroom. When it’s dark, a special supplementary LED nightlight ensures adequate light to navigate by, without interrupting the body’s resting state. Several of the mirror cabinet models, as well as the SensoWash® shower toilet, are fitted with these.
Duravit acrylic shower trays with the special transparent, slip-resistant Antislip coating, are also available for increased safety when showering.
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