Design By Intent Modular Shower Furniture Combines Functionality with Safety for Aging in Place Bathroom
Melbourne, FL – Design By Intent® is pleased to introduce Innovato™ Wall Hung SwapAble™ Shower Furniture. The SwapAble line is the most flexible and modular shower safety system in existence. It provides dedicated installation of components that can be interchanged for people with disabilities and able-bodied users. In addition, it is the only shower chair that allows pre-planning for future aging in place needs by allowing for the mounted shower chair to be swapped out with other functional accessories such as grab bars, towel bars, shelves or shaving footrests.
“As homeowners plan to age in place, they can be in control by installing the mounting bracket with an accessory and then at any time they need it, clip on the swing down seat,” stated Terri Gelman, CEO and owner of E&T Horizons, LLC. “This is important because most people wait until an accident has already happened and they are coming back from rehab, surgery, or the hospital, and then realize they have to reconfigure their shower for their new normal.”
The industry has recognized the importance of planning for aging in place, and architects, interior designers, home builders, developers and remodelers appreciate this innovative product which allows beautiful, elegant bath spaces to be designed that are functional for multifamily communities, hotels, single family homes, multifamily homes, and retirement communities.
Bathrooms are now a showpiece of homes and a top area for remodels as Baby Boomers age. Today’s homeowners want fashionable, elegant bathrooms, not designs that are medical or institutional.
Trends in how we live demand that today’s bathrooms be more flexible than ever. The typical home bathroom needs to be safe for visits from older parents and relatives. And, as the popularity of multi-generational homes, with as many as three generations under one roof increases, bathrooms need to be safe for children, their parents and grandparents. Add Baby Boomers who want to stay in their homes while they age, and it is easy to see how Innovato’s functional design addresses all these trends beautifully.
The Innovato SwapAble Shower Chair Set was a finalist for the 2020 Best of KBIS Awards. Regarded as one of the industry’s most prestigious awards, only 50 products a year are named finalists for this highly competitive award. The Best of KBIS recognizes the most innovative new kitchen and bath products of the year.
Include Innovato™ Wall Hung SwapAble™ Shower Furniture in your next remodel, active adult community, hotel or custom home.
About Design By Intent®
Design By Intent® is focused on providing attractive and stylish shower and bathroom furniture and safety aids. The majority of handicap shower seating, and bathroom safety products have a very utilitarian, institutional, and medical feel to them. The Design By Intent® Innovato line of handicap shower chairs are stylish, aerodynamic, sleek, and have a designer feel to them. The SwapAble® line is the most flexible and modular shower safety family in existence. It provides for dedicated installation or interchanging components between handicap and non-handicap users. In addition it is the only shower chair where an individual can prepare for their future Aging in Place needs by installing a small mini-shelf (great for shaving legs in the shower), which at any point in the future can be interchanged with the mounted foldaway shower seat.
About E&T Horizons
E&T Horizons, a certified WBENC women’s business enterprise, provides modern bathroom and shower furniture and accessories that are safe and functional, as well as beautiful and elegant. The company’s newest brand, Design By Intent, has searched the world over for bathroom and shower furniture that sets a new benchmark for the fusion of design, beauty and functionality. Design By Intent is the exclusive North American distributor of Pellet, a sixty-year-old French company specializing in bathroom safety products. Both companies have a mission to provide products that are both elegant and functional. E&T Horizons provides a full range of solid teak bathroom and shower furniture through its other leading brands – DecoTeak®, EcoDecors® and CoastalVogue®.