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Bathroom style tips for over 50s: why practicality doesn’t have to mean unattractive

Bathroom shower roomArticle by Amy Maskell

They say that 50 is the new 30, but that implies that there is something wrong with reaching the half century point!. Being 50 means enjoying what you have built up and really focusing on what matters to you in all aspects of your life.

It is also a critical time of life in the sense that you are probably thinking about the next few decades.

This is especially important when making decisions about your home environment.

If you are renovating, keep the next 10 to 20 years in mind. This is particularly true with your bathroom. By planning ahead you can install a bathroom now that will also cater to future needs when you or other members of our family may have mobility issues.

The good news is that being sensible does not equate with being dull.

The finer details

Any interior designer will tell you that the success of a room’s look is all down to the details. You don’t need to be a design professional to make the most of your bathroom. Just keep your eye on combing practicality with style.

Bathroom faucets are a good example. Make sure that they are uniform throughout the room and pick a design which you are able to use in the decades to come.

mira tapsThere is a huge selection of taps from Mira Showers such as lever taps which are easy to use for people with problems gripping.

Even if you don’t have these issues, such a tap makes your bathroom more functional for potential buyers as these types of taps are good for children as well. Not to mention, they look fabulous.

Easy access

If you are a shower person, you will not mind losing the use of your bath for the sake of convenience.

If you have trouble climbing into your bath tub, you could consider getting a section cut out of it as an entrance way for use of the shower.

Many companies do great, nicely-finished jobs at reasonable rates. Again, it also makes your bathroom that little bit more marketable if you decide to sell. You might even consider removing the bath altogether and replacing with a large walk-in shower .

Choose a snazzy shower curtain to finish off the look – or even a toughened glass panel for a modern, clean look.

Lighting matters

Would your bathroom benefit from a change in the lighting design? If the answer is yes, take the opportunity to install lighting which makes every nook and cranny clear. Look at creating atmosphere by recessing mirrors and installing small downlighters. A little touch but very effective.

Installing a night light is also a good idea if you ( or a family member) have any sight problems.


Be creative


While making these enhancements in your bathroom, don’t miss out on the chance to be creative.

Give the walls a new colour, change the storage receptacles, add some greenery and get some new, luxury towels. All of this can be done without spending loads of cash and makes such a difference to the overall appearance of a bathroom.


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