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Bathroom adaptation – acceptance and advice

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Are you, or a loved one, at the stage where some adaptation in the home has either been recommended or is blatantly needed?  Are you, or your loved, one hesitating, or digging your heels in even, to resist any form of adaptation?  If so, you’re not alone.

Whether the need for adaptation has come about due to advancing years, an accident or an illness, there is no shame whatsoever in requiring some sort of help in your home.  It may be as simple as a few handrails, or it may be more significant. Either way there is no doubt that having the right equipment in your home should significantly improve your quality of life, your safety and your comfort.

At Precise, we’re accustomed to meeting people whose bathrooms no longer suit their physical ability.  This reality can hit hard, and we get that.  Many of our customers who have finally admitted to needing a bathroom adaptation accept the reality through gritted teeth, expecting to end up with what looks like a hospital bathroom in their home.  And this is the last thing they want.  The good news is that we make sure it’s the last thing they get.  What we want them to get is a stylish bathroom that’s the envy of their friends and family AND a space that suits their needs.

So why does it take people so long to give in to the idea of a bathroom adaptation?

  1. General acceptance. Lots of people simply aren’t ready to accept that they need a bathroom adaptation.  Perhaps they’ve had a slow physical decline and have developed ‘work arounds’ so they can still climb into the bath to use their over the bath shower – albeit dangerously.  Perhaps they’ve been involved in an accident or have become less mobile suddenly after an illness or injury?  Either way, they may have a strong resistance to accepting they need help.  We understand all of these things and we work with our customers and their Occupational Therapist reports and recommendations to help them regain the confidence and comfort they deserve.
  2. Not really knowing what’s possible. If we had a pound for every adaptation customer who was worried about ending up with a clinical, hospital style bathroom we’d no longer be working – we’d be sitting on a beach in the Bahamas!  Okay, slight exaggeration, but you get the point.  The bottom line is that people think an adapted bathroom means ugly grab rails and plastic seating under a basic shower.  Nothing could be further from the truth.  More like stylish wet-rooms, adapted bathrooms can be made to look as stylish as any other new bathroom.
  3. Worrying about cost. Another thing that people worry about is the cost of a bathroom adaptation.  They don’t have a bottomless pit of savings, and the savings they do have, they don’t want to spend on a bathroom adaptation.  Again, we understand.  That’s why we’re on the preferred contractor list in North and South Lanarkshire for fitting adapted bathrooms.  The process for applying for (and getting) grant funding isn’t complicated and really can be a life changer.  Stuart, our Sales and Marketing Manager will help.

The long and short of it is this.  We understand that a bathroom adaptation can be a sensitive subject, but we do all we can to take the sting out of the journey and deliver a fabulous end result.

If you, or someone in your family would like to find out more about bathroom adaptations from someone who knows, reach out.  We’d love to hear from you and to help you embrace this change in your life.

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