Remodeling a bathroom is a huge undertaking. It takes time, money, and above all, patience. You may want to save yourself the headache of installing a new bathtub by making due with your current tub for as long as possible, but that may not be the best choice, even if it is an economical one.
There are a few reasons why you should seriously consider switching to a walk-in tub
The bathroom is a deceptively dangerous place. Traditional tubs and showers can make the floor extremely slippery, increasing your chances of experiencing a fall. Add to that the fact that climbing in and out of a basin-style tub is a huge tripping hazard, and it's easy to see why more accidents happen in the bathroom than any other room in the home.
A walk-in tub can drastically reduce the possibility of slips and falls in the bathroom, allowing you to maintain your independence.
They are constructed with a convenient swinging door, eliminating the need to step over a deep threshold in order to enter the tub. A convenient seat prevents you from getting up and down out of the tub, which can be extremely difficult for arthritic knees, while grab bars can help keep you steady on your feet. There really is no safer way to bathe.
Making your bathroom safer is a huge benefit of walk-in tubs, but don't think for an instant that just because the tub is safer doesn't mean it isn't luxurious. As a matter of fact, many walk-in tubs are more luxurious than standard tubs!
Walk-in tubs can include:
- Hydrotherapy jets
- Pure air technology
- Heated air systems that keep the water warm
- Removable shower heads with multiple settings
Walk-In Bathtubs Are More Affordable Than You Think
Cost is usually a determining factor in whether or not someone goes through with a walk-in tub installation, but don't think that it's out of your reach.
The bath systems
from Expo Home Improvement are more affordable than you think, especially since we offer multiple financing options. Discover how we can fit a walk-in tub into your budget by giving us a call and scheduling a free consultation today!