PRODUCTS | Multigenerational living

Featuring touchless flushing, the RAK-Sensation WC is a hygienic, hands-free option for the family bathroom

The BetteAir tray by Bette is said to integrate so perfectly into the floor that it is hardly noticeable

Mermaid Panel’s Elite range can be used as a bath panel, to achieve a high-end look with minimal work or as a shower panel

adaptations, but a few mainstream bathroom brands offer sleek and stylish solutions, with bars in trendy metallic finishes and minimalist, and in some cases, detachable shower seats. Shower stools might also be an attractive option and Keuco offers both of these in its Plan Care range.

HiB also offers some stylish solutions that look perfectly in keeping with a modern bathroom. sales director, Ash Chilver, comments: “Products such as HiB’s shower seat with support leg offer a practical, foldable system that allow those who need additional support when showering to do so with ease. The shower seat can be neatly stored away against the wall

one. It’s practical, offers safety and is hygienic as the shower squeegee disappears below the shelf. The shower basket itself also offers generous space for soaps, shampoos and similar products, benefitting all ages.” Merlyn head of marketing Eileen

Although certain conversations can be uncomfortable, they are worth having, particularly now when there are some great solutions available which don’t compromise on style

Steph Harris, product manager at Showerwall

when others of the family are in the shower, ensuring no obstructions. Shower shelves and grab bars can also be a handy solution, with some designs, such as our shower shelf with grab bar, that comes with a conveniently integrated magnetic squeegee, answering several needs in


Slattery adds: “From our research and speaking to customers, a key challenge is finding accessories that are aesthetically pleasing and multi- purpose to cater for the modern family. We have spent the last two years fine tuning a product that specifically addresses this challenge.

“Revo is a new multi- functional storage system and hand rail finished to the same luxury design standards as our premium Arysto collection. Designed with multigenerational families front of

mind, the sleek chrome rail acts as a steadying hand for grandparents, expectant mothers and young children learning to shower independently. “Revo is uniquely designed to adapt to your needs. The modular system has multiple configurations allowing it to be used as a stand-alone storage

The Keuco Plan Care tip-up seat has been specifically designed to hook onto the Keuco Plan Care shower rails and grab bars which bear the same radius

solution, or as an adaptable safety rail with integrated storage including hooks, soap and shampoo holders. “The soft white storage pods can be configured to any height or position, and easily removed for ease of cleaning.”

Storage within easy reach is also essential in the wet shower space. Consider setting the storage elements at various heights for both those sitting and standing – even niches set into

the wall provides a neat solution, and these could be illuminated. This is both practical and could create a design feature.

In a home where young children are present; a bath is usually a must. If there isn’t space for a bath and shower, but both are needed, it’s worth opting for a walk-in shower bath such as Duravit’s Shower + Bath model. Wall-mounted furniture and 

· August 2021

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