With multi-generational living on the increase in the UK, Geberit was able to come to the rescue of one family who were desperately trying to make their home a comfortable environment for all, supplying its market-leading shower toilet for Sarah Beeny’s Channel 4 series, Double Your House for Half the Money.
In the latest series of the home improvement show which helps people transform their homes without breaking the bank, Sarah meets Jamie and Shital who have relocated from London to Sheffield and now share their four-bedroom bungalow with Shital’s disabled brother and elderly mother.
With Shital having a rare genetic condition which confines her to a wheelchair, and Jamie suffering from Cerebral Palsy, this project really was all about improving the quality of life for every member of the family and helping them enjoy greater independence and freedom in their own home.
Expanding and adapting the property, Jamie and Shital created an en-suite bathroom equipped with the latest mobility aids to help make life simpler. Central to the design of the space is the Geberit AquaClean 8000plus Care, a shower toilet that, at the touch of a button, washes the user clean with a gentle, airy water spray at body temperature. The intensity of the water can be adjusted to one of five levels, while the oscillating spray provides a particularly beneficial clean.
The Geberit AquaClean 8000plus Care also offers many additional features, including a convenient dryer, a pulsating spray and an automatic odour extraction function, which fills the room with fresh, clean air.
Streamlined in design, the AquaClean fits seamlessly into the couple’s new bathroom, helping to create a luxurious environment that caters to each family member’s very specific requirements.
As Sarah Beeny comments: “It doesn’t in any way feel like a hospital bathroom, it’s a luxurious bathroom.”
“It’s enabled us to have total accessibility within the home,” concluded Shital.