How to Make Your Bathroom Safer and More Accessible for All

The bathroom should be a sanctuary for all who use it, regardless of age or ability. At Bathware Direct, we understand the importance of ensuring that your bathroom is not only aesthetically pleasing but also designed with safety in mind. It’s important to keep in mind when renovating or building a new bathroom, to ensure all your guests - old or young - can have a safe bathroom experience for years to come. Here are our top tips to create a safe bathroom for all to enjoy.


  1. Stop the Slips: Bath mats don’t only look cute, they also help to create a slip-resistant setting by minimising the amount of water on the floor. Essential for all baths and showers, they add traction (and comfort) and create stability and reduce the risks of falls. Our range of bath mats range from chic to drop-dead-adorable - so if not for the safety, consider adding a Poppy Bath Mat in for its vibrant pattern and colour.

  2. Grab Rails: The addition of bathroom grab rails to your bathroom gives the extra stability, manoeuvrability and safety needed in the bathroom for you, loved ones who are elderly or with limited movement. It will also help prevent falls, especially if there's water on the floor. The many types of bathroom grab rails at Bathware Direct include:


  • Straight horizontal grab rails, lengths from as short as 200mm up to 1200mm
  • Straight vertical grab rails for showers, lengths from 300mm to 900mm
  • Care 45 degree left hand and right-hand grab rails
  • Care 90 degree ambulant grab rails


Our range comes in various chrome finishes that are aesthetically pleasing, bringing a sense of style to your bathroom area. Positioned strategically next to baths, toilets and showers, it gives everyone the added safety and stability needed when using the bathroom.

Please remember, they are only as secure as their mounting, so ensure a professional installs them properly and securely.

  1. Light it Up: Good lighting is critical when navigating a bathroom space. Not only does it create a calming mood, well-lit bathrooms reduce the risks of accidents, especially during nighttime visits. Check out our range of back lit mirrors, they’re our favourite way to incorporate light in addition to the standard overhead lighting.

  2. Smart Toilets: Our Lafeme Medina Electronic Bidet Toilet Seat features an adjustable heated seat, warm drying, posterior wash, feminine wash, and a soft closing lid that all come together to create a superior hygienic experience. As we get older, it’s these kinds of comforts that come a long way in making a trip to the bathroom more accessible for all.

  3. Secure Storage: Keep hazardous items such as medications, razors, nail scissors and cleaning supplies away from little hands, and store them high out of reach. Our shaving cabinets are the perfect solution, with the added benefit of mirrored doors. Plus, for those with limited mobility, it reduced the need to bend down. 

By prioritising bathroom safety and implementing these proactive measures, you can create a secure environment that promotes peace of mind and well-being for everyone in your home. At Bathware Direct, we're committed to helping you design bathrooms that consider both style and safety, ensuring that your bathroom remains a practical space for all the years to come.

Shop our full range of bathroom supplies online, or visit our Melbourne Showroom in-store at 8-10 Vesper Dr, Narre Warren 3805 and 294-296 Hoddle St, Abbotsford 3067. Our experienced team is there to support you every step of the way, and can ensure your future and safety proof your bathroom.


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