Walk-in bathtubs have come a long way over the years. Today, most walk-in tubs feature a chair-height seat and swinging door so all you have to do is enter the tub, sit down, close the door, and let the warm water surround you. As they grow in popularity, however, many different models and types of walk-in baths have emerged, making it a daunting process trying to select the right one. While every person is one of a kind and has unique needs and preferences, there are certain features you should look for when considering a walk-in bathtub. While conducting your research, the best type of walk-in tub should:
Have the Ultimate Safety Features
Many homeowners have a walk-in tub installed because they are looking for a safer bathing experience. While the overall concept of a walk-in tub is designed to offer a safer option, your walk-in bath should boast as many safety features as possible. Look for an ultra-low entry threshold, non-slip flooring, grab handles, and a wide-opening door so that it’s an absolute breeze getting into and out of your bath.
Easily Fit in Your Bathroom
You don’t want to be without a bathtub for days on end. So, it’s important to select a walk-in tub that won’t require demolition or remodeling in your bathroom just to make it fit. Many walk-in bathtubs are constructed to fit into the typical dimensions of standard bathtubs or showers, allowing for an easy installation. Unless your wet area is an unusual size, you should be able to find a walk-in bath that easily fits into the existing space.
Offer Absolute Luxury
Your walk-in bathtub shouldn’t simply be a place you wash off. While inside, you should enjoy a relaxing, luxurious experience. Rather than settling for a base-line walk-in tub, splurge on one with pampering features like pulsing hydrotherapy jets and heated surfaces. Not only will this create a blissful oasis, but these extra characteristics are ideal for those with arthritis, restless leg syndrome, or other muscular and joint problems.
Fill & Drain Quickly
Some homeowners dislike the fact that they must be seated inside the walk-in tub before it can begin filling with water. This is completely understandable, so you shouldn’t settle for just any walk-in bathtub — seek out a model that comes with a fast filling faucet. Likewise, waiting for the tub to drain as you sit inside can leave you cold and wet, so make sure that your walk-in bath also boasts quick-draining benefits.
At Dreamstyle Remodeling, we’re proud to offer a walk-in tub that possesses all of these features and more. The Jacuzzi® Walk-In Tub is expertly crafted to provide homeowners with the safest, most luxurious bathing experience possible. These walk-in baths have one of the lowest entry thresholds available, measuring at only 3 inches, eliminating any need to step over a high tub ledge. Once inside, you’ll have hydrotherapy jets at your feet, legs, and back, massaging away any worries. And, Jacuzzi® even crafted its walk-in bathtubs with Fast-Fill™ faucets so that you’re almost instantly soaking in warm water.
If you think the Jacuzzi® Walk-In Tub is the best type for your home, then contact Dreamstyle Remodeling today to have one installed. One of our dedicated team members will be happy to answer any questions you may have.