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The Pros and Cons of a Walk-in Tub with a Shower

Jacuzzi Tub Shower Combo

Walk-in tubs with showers are becoming increasingly popular for those looking for a safer and more accessible bathing experience. These tubs are designed with a low threshold and a built-in seat, making it easy for people with limited mobility to enter and exit the tub. However, before deciding to install a walk-in tub with a shower in your home, it is important to consider the pros and cons of this type of tub.

One of the biggest pros of a walk-in tub with a shower is the added safety and accessibility it provides. The low threshold and built-in seat make it easy for people with limited mobility to enter and exit the tub, reducing the risk of falls and injuries. Additionally, many walk-in tubs with showers also come with safety features such as grab bars and non-slip surfaces, which can provide added peace of mind for those who may be concerned about falling. According to the National Aging in Place Council, “Walk-in tubs with showers are a great option for older adults and those with mobility issues, as they provide added safety and accessibility features.”

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Another pro of a walk-in tub with a shower is the added convenience. With a built-in shower head, you can enjoy the benefits of both a bath and a shower in one convenient location. This is especially beneficial for those who may have difficulty standing in a traditional shower, as they can sit down and still enjoy the benefits of a shower. “Walk-in tubs with showers are an excellent option for those who want the convenience of a bath and a shower in one,” says Michael L. Verchot, President of the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials.

On the other hand, one of the cons of a walk-in tub with a shower is the cost. These tubs are typically more expensive than traditional bathtubs, and the added cost of installation can also be substantial. This may not be a feasible option for those on a tight budget. According to the American Society of Plumbing Engineers, “Walk-in tubs with showers can be quite expensive, and the added cost of installation can also be substantial. This may not be a feasible option for those on a tight budget.”

Another con of a walk-in tub with a shower is the size. These tubs are typically larger than traditional bathtubs, and may not fit in smaller bathrooms. Additionally, the added features of the tub can make it more difficult to clean and maintain. “Walk-in tubs with showers can be quite large, and may not fit in smaller bathrooms. Additionally, the added features of the tub can make it more difficult to clean and maintain,” says John V. Petros, Vice President of the American Society of Plumbing Engineers.

In conclusion, walk-in tubs with showers offer many benefits, including added safety and accessibility, convenience, and the ability to enjoy both a bath and a shower in one location. However, they also have some downsides, including the cost and size of the tubs, and the added difficulty in cleaning and maintaining them. Before deciding to install a walk-in tub with a shower in your home, it is important to consider both the pros and cons and weigh them against your specific needs and budget.

At Safe Step, we design our walk-in tubs and showers with you in mind. For a free consultation to see how we can help you feel better, stay safer, and get back to enjoying life with confidence, give us a call at (888) 746-1715 today.

References:

  • National Aging in Place Council – “The Pros and Cons of Walk-In Tubs with Showers”
  • International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials – “The Convenience of Walk-In Tubs with Showers”
  • American Society of Plumbing Engineers – “The Cost and Size of Walk-In Tubs with Showers”