Pros and Cons
Like everything else, there a pros and cons to having a walk in bathtub installed in your home. Walk in bathtubs are best for the elderly who need that extra assistance to enjoy a relaxing bath. The tubs have doors that swing for easy access for the user. These tubs are usually at any senior living center and retirement community, but now you can have them installed in your very own home. In addition, walk in bathtubs include various features such as bubble jets, adjustable shower heads and more.
Be sure to research all of your options and talk with a professional to see what is best for you.
Pros: The first great thing about a walk in bathtub is what I mentioned earlier, an elderly person will enjoy bath time much more when they have easy, accessible space. These tubs prevent slipping by adding handrails and pads to keep you comfortable and safe. Furthermore, installing a walk in bathtub adds value to your home.
Cons: Spilling is one of the main cons to having a walk in bathtub. It's critical that as soon as you turn the water on the door is shut completely. This is especially difficult when you have to get in before starting the water as well. It is also more expensive to put in a fast- filling faucet and a fast draining system so that you can get out quickly when your done your bath. Installation in general ranges for the prices. Accoridng to Angie's List
, a lower model will cost at least $2,500 and can go up to $10,000 for a higher end type.
Have an in home consultation with a professional to see how much yours will cost and what types of features you want or need. Walk in bathtubs are great for easy access, improved circulation, relaxation and more.