Floor-level shower area in the Hüppe bathroom

Practical: partially framed shower separator and floor-level shower area from Hüppe GmbH

Cross-generation bathroom – design for all

The bathroom of tomorrow that also helps you today

Life is all about change. Children are born, so the question of “child-suitable” living becomes an issue. Maybe a sporting injury transforms your apartment into a place of previously unrecognized obstacles. Last but not least, getting older makes one thing clear: Habitation should also be a part of changing circumstances – the bathroom should offer maximum comfort, even when the children have flown the nest and everyday life poses new challenges. The concept of the cross-generation bathroom is intended to make life in the bathroom simpler and more convenient for all ages.

A bathroom that endures is the wish of an increasing number of builders and renovators. Safety is demanded when small children have a water fight in the bathroom, while operating comfort and safety are important requirements for older family members who wish to enjoy the bathroom according to their needs and desires. Hansgrohe, the bathroom and shower specialist from the Black Forest, offers a wide range of innovations.

“Bathroom comfort for all not only affects the architecture – functions should also be easy to understand and to operate.” (Christian Wadsack, interior designer and specialist consultant for the bathroom industry)

The cross-generation bathroom is currently a hot topic of discussion, and focuses on such things as anti-slip surfaces and floor-level shower areas. Just as important are clear architecture and freedom of movement, which give the bathroom a completely new user quality. At the vanity, Hansgrohe faucets impress thanks to extra space between the spout and basin – with Hansgrohe ComfortZone. For even easier operation, the Hansgrohe Talis faucets have extended handles.  The flexible arrangement of the control units on faucets in the Axor Bouroullec collection is (not only) great for children. Versions with lever handles offer even more simplified operation. A comparable level of comfort is also offered by electronic faucets, which enable simple handling of water for all age groups.

“When building, it will become even more important that habitation can adapt to changing circumstances in the future.” (Christian Wadsack)

In the shower, Hansgrohe Select products offer intuitive and ergonomic operation. Faucets in the Raindance Select range allow users to select their shower pleasure without trial and error. On the Ecostat Select thermostats, the ergonomic handles and large symbols are tailor-made for bathroom users of all ages. Thermostats also offer added safety as they have a preset temperature that prevents nasty surprises – which is not only an advantage to families with children and also applies to electronic faucets.

Hansgrohe receives award for cross-generation product features

The special operating comfort on the Hansgrohe ShowerSelect concealed installation thermostats also impressed a specialist jury, who particularly praised the intuitive operation at the touch of a button. As the industry association commented at the award ceremony, this clever unit meets the challenges of demographic change in a particularly attractive way.

The current trend: what makes the bathroom fit for the future