We had the task of working out all the little bits and pieces we need for the ensuite bathroom in order to make it fully wheelie accessible. It was a fair task though to pick out stuff that was accessible, that looked good too. This initial process was just to get a tender letter back with prices, so we went with what we would love and it would be more than likely that we will have to trade these things out for cheaper alternatives. Fingers crossed though that we don't have to lose too many things.
The trickiest thing to find was the basin. We decided that a wall mounted basin would be the way to go and I wanted something that I could wheel straight under in either my day chair or shower chair. Stacey and I loved the water plane basin that 'the boys' used on The Block, and it would be perfect for us, but unfortunately it costs around $3,000!!! Back to the drawing board.
After scouring the Reece website, we came up with this.
This Alape basin measures 1000mm wide, providing plenty of space on either side of the basin itself. As far as storage goes, we are thinking some wall mounted bench space with drawers working in flush next to this. This is a little bit of an idea of what we are thinking.
A tiled feature wall would be pretty cool, but I think that that is going to be a little bit of bling that we will be going without!
We've pinched a bit of extra space from the bedroom and also from the WIR and at the moment our layout is looking a little like this.
Because of where the external walls are, we've been told we might have some issues getting the 920mm cavity sliding door in there, but we're waiting to see what the engineers come back to us with. We might even switch the toilet and shower around too, so that the fold down shower seat can be on the side of the shower rather than under the shower set. Although doing that may mean that we can't mount the toilet grab rail on the wall due to the cavity door. We'll work something out, but we're at a little bit of a stand still until we hear more from Coral Homes.