Designate wet room case study


Elaine Hollerhead

Elaine Hollerhead

Consultant -Interior Designer and Occupational Therapist

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Tel: 07557309466

Case History – en-suite Wetroom

Our Client: Lady age 45, diagnosed with MS, mobile using a walking aid and no history of falls. Currently rendered dependent on her husband for assistance in the en-suite with all transfers, showering and toileting.

Design Brief: To re-model the interior of the existing en-suite to create a safe, functional, aesthetic, space to enable the client to achieve maximal independence in transfers and self-care activities.

Before images - Show the original layout of the en-suite.

After Image shows - The new 21st century design.

Using an interactive 2D and 3D design programme we worked with our client to convert the existing en-suite into a wetroom:-

What we did

Removed the quadrant shower cubicle.

Replaced this with a level access wetroom, non-slip flooring, a floor to ceiling glass panel, a Hansgrohe Raindance Shower with Rain Air spray, and an Impey Shower Bench Seat.

Relocated the soil pipe and relocated the toilet to the opposite wall.

Fitted Hewi drop-down handrails on wall either side of toilet.

Removed the vanity basins and replaced these with a single wall-mounted basin and mirror. Also included a metal chair (client choice)

Replaced Vanity storage with a wall-mounted storage unit

Removed radiator and replaced with slim line heated towel rail positioned on opposite wall.

Replaced inward-opening door with Eclisse pocket door– 850mm wide.

Fitted handrails either side of door opening and along length of shower wall. 

Replaced ceiling pendant light with ceiling downlighters

Décor: Chosen by client and Interior Designer

N.B The wetroom has been future-proofed:

  • Glass Panel – can be removed and replaced by shower rail & curtain
  • Hansgrohe Rain Air spray function – converts spray into large droplets – less abrasive for sensitive skin
  • Chair – Metal chair can be replaced by a perching stool
  • Washbasin – open space beneath will accommodate a wheelchair or a perching stool if required.


Our client is delighted with the outcome as she is now able to use the wetroom totally independently and safely and her both her dignity and confidence have been restored.

The wetroom Does not look like a disabled adaptation and it will enhance the value of the property

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