Flush-to-floor shower area in the bathroom from Hüppe

Flush-to-floor is a winner: partially-framed shower partition and flush-to-floor shower area from HÜPPE GmbH

Cross-generation bathroom – design for all

The bathroom of tomorrow, which is already making an impact

Life consists of change: children come along, and the issue of having a "child-friendly" home raises its head. Or a sports accident turns your apartment into a place of obstacles that you never before contemplated. If nothing else, getting old makes you conscious of the fact that life's changes necessitate an appropriate transformation in your living environment – the children have flown the nest, and as you get older you need maximum convenience in your bathroom because everyday life presents new challenges. The concept of the cross-generation bathroom is based on the desire to make life in the bathroom easier and more convenient for all age groups.

The bathroom that stands the test of time: just what building owners and renovators are increasingly looking for. When you have young children who enjoy engaging in water fights in the bathroom, safety is a must; but convenience and safety are also key factors for older people, who need to be able to enjoy a bathroom that is tailored to their needs and requirements. Hansgrohe, the bathroom and shower specialist from the Black Forest, has a host of innovative products to offer.

"Bathroom comfort for all is not just about the architecture. Functions should also be easy to understand and to operate" (Christian Wadsack, interior designer and specialist in the bathroom industry)

The cross-generation bathroom, currently attracting much debate, focuses on non-slip surfaces and flush-to-floor shower areas, among other things. Clearly structured architecture and freedom of movement are also important: this adds a completely new kind of user quality to the bathroom. At the wash basin, hansgrohe mixers have the advantage of extra space between the spout and wash basin: with hansgrohe ComfortZone. The hansgrohe Decor Care mixers have extended handles, making them even easier to use.  The flexible arrangement of the control units in the mixers from the AXOR Bouroullec collection is ideal for children (and others), as these can go literally on the front of the wash basin. Variants with a lever handle also make operation easier. Similar convenience is offered by electronic mixers, which make handling water easy for all age groups.

"When building in the future, it is going to become increasingly important for homes to be able to adapt to changing requirements." (Christian Wadsack)

In the shower, hansgrohe's Select products offer intuitive and ergonomic operation. Showers from the Raindance Select range guarantee that you can "Select your Shower Pleasure" at the touch of a button, with no need to waste time fiddling around. Thermostats also offer more safety, because the pre-selected temperature prevents any unpleasant surprises: an extra benefit that is useful in all households, not just those with children, and which, incidentally, also applies to electronic mixers.

Hansgrohe awarded for cross-generation product features

The exceptional ease of use offered by hansgrohe ShowerSelect concealed installation thermostats also impressed an expert jury, who highlighted the intuitive operation at the simple touch of a button. The industry association's decision to present the award to Hansgrohe was based on the fact that the smart installation unit meets the challenges posed by demographic change in an attractive way.

The bathroom design for all

Bathroom planning featuring both safety and comfort

The products can be adapted to individual requirements

All users benefit from intuitive operation

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