Remodeling a bathroom is a great project because it adds functionality to your home and can increase your home’s value. There are many design features to choose from to make it work for you and your family. Adding a walk-in tub to your bathroom remodel can add a luxurious and much more comfortable bathing experience. Here are a few benefits of walk-in tubs:
What is a Walk-In Tub?
There are many types of bathtubs. A walk-in tub is specifically designed so you can walk right into it. This type of tub has a watertight door that you enter and then close before filling the tub with water. You do not open it again until the water has drained. This eliminates the need for stepping over a tub wall or climbing into a tub.
5 Benefits of Walk-In Tubs
There are a few benefits of adding a walk-in tub to your bathroom remodel.
1. They’re Designed For Safety
Many senior adults suffer from shower or tub-related falls each year. The ease and comfort of walking right into a tub eliminates many of these falls. With handrails, non-slip flooring, and even benches, walk-in tubs provide a much safer bathing experience. Walk-in tubs are just one of the home remodeling ideas for aging in place.
2. They Can Boost Your Home Value
There are many home upgrades that add value and a bathroom remodel with a walk-in tub is one of them. Aging in place is becoming a popular trend and remodeling your home with these kinds of features is great if you plan or want to do that.
Walk-in tubs are nice for multigenerational living, too. It allows families of a few generations to live under one roof comfortably. This will make your home more attractive if you ever need to sell your home.
3. Walk-In Tubs Offer Ample Space
Sometimes a typical tub can be too small for some people. A walk-in tub offers much more room than other tubs. These tubs can even have enough space for a wheelchair if necessary. This is a great feature for a person who needs a wheelchair at all times. Benches in walk-in tubs are wonderful for those who cannot recline independently.
4. They Offer Therapeutic Uses
Water therapy is often used for muscular or joint pain such as fibromyalgia or arthritis. Soaking in water relaxes muscles and joints, making a walk-in tub a great home addition for anyone with these ailments.
You can maximize hydrotherapy’s benefits by installing jets in your walk-in tub. The combined water, heat, and massage can ease aches and pains for anyone, not just those with musculoskeletal conditions.
5. Walk-In Tubs Can Also Be Walk-In Showers
An often overlooked benefit is that walk-in tubs can also function as a shower, not just a tub. This is a great compromise if you’re trying to decide between a walk-in shower or a tub.
Many tubs come equipped with a faucet and some even include a shower head. Sometimes, this is a handheld showerhead, but there are a few different types of showerheads to choose from. If you get the showerhead, it can be used for standing or sitting positions which makes it versatile for most needs.
A walk-in tub that works as a shower is great for multigenerational living, especially if it’s the only bathroom in the home. This is also why walk-in tubs or walk-in/curbless showers are key features of an accessible bathroom remodel.
Remodel Your Bathroom With Zephyr Thomas
These are just a few benefits of walk-in tubs. They’re safer for older adults, add home value, and are great for multigenerational living. If you’re ready to get started with the planning of a new bathroom renovation, give Zephyr Thomas a call at (717) 399-4708!
Check out the Zephyr Thomas team remodeling this homeowner’s bathroom in the video below!