We are seeing a huge increase in requests for walk in tub shower installations this year as newer and more high tech options hit the market. A walk in tub is a fantastic option for individuals that require an easier and safer way to bathe than traditional showers and bathtubs. These units can be installed wherever there is space and plumbing for a water feature, and actually blend quite well with a variety of decor styles. If you are thinking about adding one of them to your home, I would first do your research on walk in tub prices. Basic models are are fairly inexpensive, but the cost can increase sharply as you add bells and whistles (like this two-person jacuzzi tub for example). Before you begin shopping I would definitely set you budget, then explore the products that suit you within that range. Cost for installation is fairly in line with pricing to install a standard tub or shower so keep that in mind as well when choosing the best unit for your home.
Our company specializes in somewhat unconventional shower designs, especially those that make homes more accessible for those with unique physical needs. One of our most highly requested projects is installing a walk in tub shower that make it much safer for some to bath (rather than stepping into and out of slippery conventional models). In the past these products tended to look out of place in most homes, and were not designed in high end finishes or motifs. I am happy to say the bathroom walk in shower designs have come a long way in recent years, and can now be a very beautiful edition to any home. This beautiful white paneled model is one of our most popular instals because it coordinates so well with nearly any decor style. It looks great against the beige travertine tiles of this suite, but looks equally fantastic paired with popular marble tiling options. The key is working with the design of the tub instead of against it.
I have had a lot of questions recently about ways to incorporate handicap showers into a bathroom design in a way that is contemporary and stylish. These tub alternatives have actually come a long way aesthetically over the past few years as the demand for a product that is both safe and functional as well as decorative has grown. They work especially well in contemporary decor schemes and give a very cool futuristic look to a space. This is a virtual plan for incorporate a safe step walk in tub into a large master bath that I have been working on for a client. We created a knee wall and counter space that wraps around the tub, not only to provide some extra surface area to store towels, bathing products and a small television, but also to add more stability for anybody using the tub. It was also important to keep a lot of area around the tub to maneuver the client's wheel chair. We didn't want them having trouble navigating to the walk in tub shower when they entered the bathroom.
In preparation for my father in-law moving in with us, we are having a walk in tub shower combo like this one installed in our guest suite. I am quite unfamiliar with these products so I am not even sure what kind of space you need in order to install them or where the plumbing needs to be placed. Ideally, we would like to do most of the work on our own so I would love any advice that contractors, designers or fellow DIYers on here may have about tackling a project like this. I really like this particular walk in bathtub design because it has a traditional flare with the subtle paneled design on the front and classic chrome faucets. It will coordinate very nicely with the crown molding and paneled doors that we have throughout the rest of the room. We are thinking that we can remove the existing shower and replace it with this but are not sure if this will work or if we need to add additional plumbing somewhere else in the room. I do think that having a walk in tub shower will be a very handy addition to the home and will increase our resale value if we ever decide to sell in the future.
During my search for the perfect design to update our small guest bathroom, I stumbled upon this awesome and innovative space that takes multitasking to the next level. I had been on the lookout for a design that incorporated walk in showers for small bathrooms because I find them to be the most convenient, and I think it would best accommodate my elderly in-laws when they came to visit the kids. I love how the interior decorator installed a full size bath tub and walk in shower right next to each other as a way to kill two birds with one stone in the small corner. It blends perfectly with the contemporary subway tile bathroom design and actually makes a lot of sense when you look at the overall quirky decor of the space. I am so inspired to add a similar walk in tub shower concept to our home, especially because we have a lovely large picture window on the back wall just like the original design. I hope that others like me can gain some inspiration from these photos as well. Can't wait to update everybody with how it turns out!
When my mother moved in with us we wanted to create a space for her that was away from the kids and us and that she felt was all her own. Part of this was renovating a bathroom that incorporated a bathtub shower combo that she could use to independently get ready for the day, but that we were confident she was safe in. At first she balked at the idea, but after she saw how cute and convenient the design was, she was actually quite happy about the project. Her doctor originally suggested one of these unique contraptions to replace your conventional walk in shower designs because it is much safer for those with limited mobility. After she has used it for a few weeks, I am so happy he suggested it. The walk in tub shower actually looks really nice against the modern mosaic tiling we used throughout the rest of the bathroom and it does not take up a ton of room. I would highly recommend these to anybody in a similar situation as us.