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I have a thing about beautiful bathrooms, do you?
Here at Hoe Grange Holidays we are always striving to improve our facilities, and our latest project has been the refurbishment of Hipley log cabin wet room, with a super new Closomat loo. We love it and hope you do too!
Our aim is to provide a home from home relaxing holiday and we feel a beautiful bathroom is a must! Our updated luxurious facilities will leave you stress free, so you can truly relax and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of our special countryside.
The wet room in our Hipley log cabin has had a stylish transformation.Gone are the dark walls, the stark, basic builders pack with tiny wash hand basin and functional unattractive toilet. DIY David has worked wonders and the shower room is now bright and attractive with many stylish features!
Both the slope of the floor and the size of the shower drain have been increased. You are no longer sploshing around in half an inch of water after your shower, whilst trying to get yourself dry! The flooring is non-slip, yet not rough underfoot, and wheeling a shower chair across the space is a breeze.
Motionspot are specialists in accessible design and helped us with the contemporary styling by providing a shower riser that is also designed as a strong and sturdy corner grab rail. To make life easy there is a handy holder for your soap and shampoo.
The overall look of the shower room is now sleek and contemporary as we have removed the cumbersome separate grab rails and added a large Pressalit Care wash basin with integrated handrails.
Above the wash basin is a bright back lit mirror with demister and shaver point. We replaced the old radiator with a large heated towel rail, which will be much more useful.
The star of the show is the super Closomat Shower toilet. It is ideal as it combines a conventional WC with integrated washing and drying, to give people independence.
The Closomat shower toilet is designed to properly support the user and position them correctly for effective washing and drying. What we liked about The Palma Vite is the fact that it looks like a typical toilet and you can choose whether to use it as a traditional toilet or activate the shower and drying function. This means it is suitable for all our holiday guests.
We chose to have integrated drop down arm supports for flexibility for transferring from wheelchair to toilet from either side. They look neat and streamline and can easily be placed up out of the way. There is plenty of transfer space. The toilet seat and arm supports are in a contrast blue colour which is helpful for the visually impaired.
The Closomat is great because it looks like a typical WC, but you can choose to use it as a conventional loo, or trigger the douching and drying processes. It perfect for everyone, whether or not they are disabled.
Removing the old wet room walls and sorting out the floor levels was a mammoth task for David. We hope you agree that it was all worth it, and that the shower room is now better equipped yet sleek and stylish.
To complete the refurbishment we also put down new practical flooring in the wheelchair accessible twin bedroom and a warm cosy carpet in the master bedroom. We are really pleased with the new contemporary fresh look.
The Japanese use these sorts of wash and dry toilets all the time - what could be better than a waft of warm air!! We are hosting an Open Afternoon on Friday 15th March between 12.30 and 3.30pm in support of Disabled Access Day - why not pop along and see our new toilet.
In the spirit of Disabled Access Day you could be adventurous and try out something new too. You can test our robust Boma 7 off-road wheelchair over the farm fields. We now have both a joy stick control and a handlebar steering version. All welcome to join in a fun afternoon!
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