Insider 10. 08. 2021
The NDIS is a health and housing support scheme created to improve lives, and that includes home and bathroom modifications. A modification, according to the NDIS, changes the layout, structure, and fittings, and specifically, those changes are necessary to increase safety and ease of use. Living in a nice environment is an important part of leading a healthy, happy life, and the NDIS helps make that a reality.
When it comes to bathroom renovations and modifications on the NDIS Scheme, many homeowners opt for neutral fixtures and fittings, but let’s face it – this can be a little drab and boring. If you want to bring a little life into your home, consider adding some pops of colour to the bathroom.
How To Incorporate Colour
How you incorporate colour into your bathroom will depend on whether you own your home or are renting. As a homeowner, you have free reign over what you can do in the bathroom. You might want to go all out and paint the walls, opt for bright coloured tiles, or simply choose fixtures and fittings that add a little zing to the bathroom.
If you have plans to sell in the next 5 years or so, or you are renting your property, your best bet is to stick with neutral colours as a base and these don't tend to date the way colour trends do. The neutral canvas still gives you the chance to create a vibrant room with your accessories. Here are a few easy ideas for how you can incorporate colour:
Paint: Easily the most affordable option for adding colour to your bathroom, a splash of paint on the walls, or even just topping up the cupboards with a brighter palette can make a huge difference to the ambience of a room.
Accent Tiles: If the majority of your tiles in the bathroom are plain white, or boring grey, add a few patterned accent tiles as a splashback to the basin, or around the shower.
Wallpaper: If you don’t want to change the paint or tiles, wallpaper is a great temporary option that also gives you the freedom to change it with the seasons. It’s also ideal for renting, and the best thing about wallpaper is that it comes in thousands of different colours and design combinations.
Towels: If you are renting or simply want subtle changes to the bathroom, including bright coloured towels, hand towels and mats is a great and easily affordable option for your new NDIS bathroom modifications.
Décor: This is where you can really play around with the colours. Whether you include some flowers (fake or real) and indoor plants, or water resistant art works, the options here are endless. Just keep in mind the placement of your items to ensure they aren’t getting wet and aren’t at risk of mould and mildew.
Choosing Colour Schemes
Not sure which colours to choose? You can really go with anything in the bathroom, but there are some that will work better than others. The following are considered “hot” shades for bathrooms in 2021:
- Blue-Green: gives your room depth
- Plum: adds femininity
- Teal: makes a statement
- Black: adds sophistication
- Yellow: keeps it bright and youthful
- Deep Green: is strong, but not overwhelming
- Copper: brings elegance to the space
How Crystal Bathrooms Can Help
If you qualify for NDIS funding, you can install hand-held showers, mobility aids such as handrails, remove shower screens, install an adapted toilet, and much more. For the best efficiency, you need to work with an NDIS registered contractor who will work in conjunction with an Occupational Therapist's assessment of the necessary modifications.
With Crystal Bathrooms, your NDIS bathroom modifications goals can be transformed into a reality. Get in touch with us to start the NDIS bathroom renovations process today. As an NDIS registered contractor, we have the necessary knowledge and skills to bring your vision to life.