Any time you consider making a significant change or upgrade to your home, a big question will pop into your head: Is it worth it? This can be especially true when you’re contemplating having a walk-in bathtub installed. Replacing your everyday bathing area with a walk-in tub can be a big decision, as well as a fairly sizable expense, so it’s understandable that you would want to weigh the pros and cons of making the switch. We’ve laid out some of the biggest advantages and disadvantages here:
Pros of Walk-In Tubs
Obviously, you’re considering having a walk-in bathtub installed because of the many benefits they provide. Some of the biggest ones include:
How many times have you bumped your feet, toes, and shins while stepping over the ledge of your bathtub? This is not only annoying, but can become a safety hazard, especially for those with a limited range of motion. Tripping as you get in or out of the bath can turn into a dangerous fall. A walk-in bathtub, on the other hand, has an ultra-low entry threshold so you can easily step in and out of it. The majority of all walk-in bathtubs are also designed with a chair-height seat and grab handles for an extra-safe bathing experience.
While originally designed as an easier bathing option, walk-in bathtubs also boast a number of luxurious features. Most notably, many have pulsing jets so that you can enjoy a relaxing, hydro massage. A number of walk-in tubs today also have heated back and neck surfaces, allowing you to stay warm and ease tense muscles.
Despite the impressive advantages they provide, walk-in bathtubs also have some small drawbacks:
The prices of walk-in bathtubs vary, but generally they are a somewhat large investment; the price tag is usually what deters people the most. Some companies help homeowners with this by offering finance plans, rather than asking them to pay in full.
Filling & Draining
In order for the bath to fill with water, you must be seated inside with the door closed. Likewise, you cannot open the door and exit until the water has drained. This isn’t much of an issue anymore, however, as many companies have included special quick-filling and -draining technology.
Explore Our Walk-In Tubs
The walk-in bathtubs offered by the professionals at L.J. Stone Company, Inc., boast many of the advantages mentioned above. Additionally, we perform expert installations of walk-in tubs and will walk you through the entire process from start to finish. A unique benefit of our walk-in baths is that they are designed to fit the dimensions of most standard bathtubs or showers, so L.J. Stone can typically install them for our customers in only one day. We’ll even test the tub once it’s installed and demonstrate how to use it so that once we’re gone, you can start enjoying your new walk-in bath right away.
A dedicated representative from L.J. Stone Company, Inc., would be happy to discuss the pros and cons of walk-in bathtubs with you either over the phone or in-person. We can specifically discuss the many advantages of our tubs as well as the financing options that we provide. Contact us today to learn more.