When you are remodeling your bathroom, you may not consider replacing the existing bathtub. However, if you stop and think about it, you may realize that what you have can be a safety hazard. In addition, think about how uncomfortable it is to sit in and to get in and out of it. Now is the perfect time to start looking at having a walk-in tub installed. Everyone in your family will benefit from this new bathroom fixture.
When you have a walk-in tub no one has to step over a high tub edge. Getting in will be easier when you can simply open a door. It will reduce the risk of slipping on the bottom of the tub and getting hurt. This also means getting out is much easier so there is no risk of falling and hitting your head on the tub side. Anyone in the family with trouble stepping over the side of a normal tub, such as the elderly, the young, and anyone with sore or hurting legs, will be grateful for the new tub.
Many walk-in tubs come with a seat. This takes away the need to sit all the way down and then struggle to get back up. You can easily bathe and reach all parts of your body in comfort while on the seat. This can be very handy for the elderly, pregnant women, or anyone with limited mobility.
A walk-in tub is much deeper than a regular tub. You can sit in it, even on the seat, and have the water cover you much better. If you choose not to be on the seat, you can be covered up to your neck in soothing, warm water. Hydrotherapy can be a great way to relieve aches and pains and even stress. In addition, many tubs are fitted with jets. This will allow you to sit in deeper water as the jets pulse. The effect can be similar to that of a hot tub, but without all the maintenance that goes along with one.
Most walk-in tubs will fit in the same space of your existing tub. Talk with a knowledgeable tub dealer to make sure there will be no trouble sliding it into place and connecting it to current plumbing. The fact that walk-in tubs are safer than regular ones should be enough to have you start considering one. The added luxuries should have you start shopping for one.