The Pros and Cons of Walk in Tubs

Jan 24, 2024

What Is a Walk-In Tub?

Step into a new bath time experience with a luxurious walk-in bathtub. Every day, homeowners across the country are upgrading their bath or shower to a walk-in model. But why?

A walk-in bathtub is a safer and more accessible alternative to a standard tub. A watertight door offers easy access to the tub, and safety modifications create a secure and relaxing setup.

Beyond that, our bathroom remodel projects enhance your bath time experience while complementing the interior design of your home. That’s why homeowners from Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, DC, trust our Remodel USA team to create their dream, future-proof bathroom time and time again.

Is a Walk-In Tub the Right Choice for You?

Like with any investment or purchase, it’s a good idea to understand the pros and cons before deciding if a walk-in tub is right for you. Discover our list of attractive advantages and potential downsides that will (hopefully) help you decide on your new bathroom wet area.

If you can already envision a walk-in tub in your home, contact us today for a free consultation and quote.

Advantages of Walk-In Tubs

They Offer Great Accessibility

One of the main advantages of walk-in tubs is their accessibility. Older adults and those with limited mobility can benefit from the easy access of a walk-in bathtub. Traditional bathtubs can be difficult to step into and create more risks of slipping or falling.

They Future-Proof Your Home

A walk-in tub model is a great investment that helps to future-proof your home. You can look forward to those senior years knowing that you have accessible washing facilities if you become affected by mobility issues.

They Offer Increased Safety

You can rely on integrated safety features, such as handrails and grab bars, to support you in getting in and out of a walk-in bath. Whether using the tub alone or with the help of a caregiver, walk-in tubs empower people with mobility issues to feel more safe and independent when going about their daily routine.

They Are Comfortable And Relaxing

At Remodel USA, we install walk-in tubs with comfort and functionality at the forefront. The best walk-in tubs are the designs that let you relax and enjoy your bathing experience. That’s why many of our customers request designs with backrests and heated seats to enhance their experience with added comfort and warmth.

Our innovative hydrotherapy and jets take relaxation to the next level with a jacuzzi spa-like experience with added health benefits.

Disadvantages of Walk-In Tubs

They Can Be Expensive

The best things in life may be free, but the best things for your home can be expensive. The cost of a walk-in tub depends on the type of tub, materials, and finishes you choose. However, walk-in baths tend to cost more than a standard bathtub. They demand more time and labor to assemble than a regular bathtub, so the installation costs will likely be higher.

They Require Plenty of Space

Naturally, a walk-in tub needs to be bigger than a traditional bathtub, as it needs to have ample space for you to enter and exit it safely. Additional safety features, such as built-in seating and handles, take up more space in the tub. Therefore, a walk-in bathtub may be unrealistic if you have limited space in your bathroom.

They May Take More Time To Fill and Drain

Walk-in baths have a larger surface area than a standard tub, so running a bath and draining the water afterwards can take longer. However, Remodel’s walk-in baths have a quick fill and fast-draining feature.

Alternatives To Walk-In Tubs

Curious to explore options beyond walk-tubs? Walk-in showers and wet rooms are good alternatives to walk-in tub designs. These open-plan designs offer similar benefits in terms of functionality and accessibility but are for those who prefer to stand rather than soak. 

Contact us today and speak to one of our professionals who can help you decide on the best wet area for your bathroom!

Get a Professional Installation from Remodel USA

Are you ready to take the plunge, or do you want to find out more? Contact our team of walk-in tub experts to get a free consultation and free quote with no obligation! 

We can visit your home in Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, DC, for free to explore your bathroom vision.

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