It is almost a given that every new or remodeled bathroom design have a tub shower combo. That does not mean, however, that every design must be the same. With a little ingenuity, you can create a haven that allows you to bathe and relax in a bath and shower combo that is as attractive as it is easy to use and maintain. Here are a few suggestions.
Don’t Limit Yourself
Too often, particularly with established bathroom space or new, cookie cutter home construction, there are only a few design options. The focus is on “one-size-fits-all” because that ensures streamlined costs, installation time and ease of construction. This is particularly true if you are designing or installing bathtubs for the elderly. Always remember, you do have options!
If you have the chance, work with your designer to come up with a bathroom and bathing space that creates a spa-like atmosphere, but also high functionality for your busy life. Use walk-in shower units and seating options, shower wands and bubble therapy. Utilize whatever it takes to make that space a desired destination and not just the cleaning equivalent of a feeding trough.
Get Rid of the Door
Many of today’s tub and shower combos use senior bathtubs concepts like safety seating, bath and shower combos and shower nozzle options to not just enhance the bathing experience, but to make it highly enjoyable. If those options do not work for you, consider getting rid of the door of a walk-in unit or making the shower space a mini room within a room.
Use Large Tiles
Those small, ugly tiles so many bathrooms had for decades are more than just small and ugly. They are also a pain to keep clean. Plus, if one cracks or chips, replacing them becomes an all-day prospect that often can balloon into having to replace several tiles. Fortunately, there is an affordable, attractive option that addresses all of the shortcomings above. That is the large tile.
Large tiles are easy to clean, look great and if one gets damaged, it is much easier to replace than one of those little monsters. You also can use the large tile to incorporate a design theme. Doing that is much more difficult with the old, little tiles.
Cool Safety Options
Safe showers and bathtubs for the elderly do not have to look like they are 100 years old. By using a little creativity, you can design a model that keeps everyone safe, yet still looks stylish. This includes incorporating seating and a shower pan, multiple nozzles and wand technology among many other things.
The tub shower combo has come into its own and it has brought with it many different options to maximize space, provide ease of use, enhance safety and optimize the enjoyment of bathing. In fact, there are so many options that most people will struggle with what to include and what design to go with; best of all, each is made in the USA. Make sure you check out all the possible options at Safe Step Walk-In Tub Company before you design your model.