Bathroom design ages with style and grace – Architecture and Design
As Australia’s ageing population opts to stay living in their own homes for longer, there has been an increase in the need for stylish, independent living aids for residential bathrooms.
While functionality is of course key, designers and manufacturers are realising the importance of making sure aesthetics are not sacrificed in the process.
For Filippo Parisi, who is the managing director of luxury bathroom design and supply company PARISI, creating beautiful products for accessible bathrooms is a passion. Since PARISI’s inception, Filippo’s personal connection to caring for ageing relatives led him to create specialised products which not only look beautiful but also provide the extra support needed when caring for people who want to remain living independently.
“Beautifully designed collections marry with purposeful accessible products created for the Australian market. With Italian style at the forefront, clients can have Italian sanitaryware created by award winning Italian designers and our PARISI Design Team,” he says.
At PARISI, they have noticed more and more clients choosing higher toilets to assist with mobility as well as clients looking to gradually update their bathrooms with grab rails and other support items in styles and colours to match their tastes.
PARISI’s accessible products are available in on trend colours, like ‘fucile’ which is a gun metal grey PVD finish on stainless steel.
“Our stainless steel ranges blend harmoniously with PARISI brushed nickel tapware and showers,” PARISI’s Chief Operating Officer Franco Parisi says
“The colour palette can be seamlessly carried throughout from tapware to grab rails and showers as well as the comfort provided with luxury Pressalit seats for our Ellisse Ambulant toilets,” he says.
PARISI also supplies colour matched door hardware, hinges, handles and accessories as well as large format porcelain tiles by Fondovalle. The Fondovalle MyTop tiles make for easy cleaning, and they come in a vast array of colours and designs, which can be personalised.
Con-Serv is another bathroom manufacturer and supplier ensuring ageing homeowners no longer need to compromise on style.
“As Australia’s ageing population is staying home longer, we have noticed an increase in the need for independent living aids that will complement a homeowners décor. When it comes to home safety, customers want uncompromised quality that blends seamlessly into their home,” Con-Serv’s Marketing and Communications Manager Crissie O’Dea says.
Over the past 12 months, Con-Serv has seen matte black grow in popularity in the residential bathroom market.
“This comes as no surprise to us. Matte black bathroom fittings not only look sleek and smart, but they complement a variety of colours and styles in the home. Whether a bathroom is traditional white, has neutral earth tones or plays with a modern colour palette, matte black fittings will add a level of sophistication and wow factor to any room,” O’Dea says.
She also commented that matte black fittings are surprisingly easy to look after, only needing the occasional wipe with a micro cloth and warm, soapy water to keep the fittings looking at their best. They are also superb at hiding water stains and dust marks.
Con-Serv introduced a range of matte black grab rails for accessible bathrooms which was so successful that they expanded the range to include matte black grab rails for showers, shower seats, toilet assist backrests and a WELS 4-Star shower range.
“All Con-Serv grab rails, grab rail showers and fold away shower seats offer users commercial …….