The concept of future-proofing is the process of anticipating changes in the future and making sure that the products and services you use now will continue to serve you well should circumstances change.
The term was originally used in the electronics industry, but future-proofing can be applied to thoughtful interior design too. When it comes to the bathroom, it is all about investing in bathroom fittings that suite your lifestyle now, but will also be practical as you age. Flush to floor shower trays that allow step free access into the shower are an attractive and practical solution. But if you prefer a bath, then a walk in bath with watertight door might be best for you. Aston Matthews’ Twinline is a contemporary design that combines a shower with walk in bath. When it comes to basins a wall hung model with a wide countertop, such as the streamlined Plus basin, will mean that you can have toiletries readily to hand without having to reach for anything.
Text by Style Expert Elspeth Pridham