As you age, you may need to modify your living space to improve its safety and comfort. A part of your home where accidents often occur is the bathroom. Investing in a walk-in tub or shower can minimize the risk of injuries associated with this room.
Here’s a quick comparison between walk-in tubs and showers to help you decide which is ideal for you.
Usually, accessible tubs come with safety features, including grab bars, benches and anti-skid flooring. Some models even have thermostatic temperature control valves, water jets and heated seats. A walk-in tub can reduce the risk of falls and slips in the bathroom. Its low-step entry threshold makes it safer to enter and leave the tub.
Since accessible showers lack obstructions, they will benefit people in wheelchairs and walkers. They often have grab bars, seats, non-slip flooring and other safety features. A walk-in shower can give your bathroom a spa-like look and feel. Besides helping you wash up independently, you can use it to make a good first impression on guests. Another great thing about this fixture is that it can increase your home’s resale value.
Which Should You Choose?
Both accessible tubs and showers are helpful to physically challenged individuals. When deciding between the two, you must consider your space, unique needs and budget. Accessible showers might work better for smaller bathrooms. Is your goal to create a luxurious bathing experience? If so, consider a walk-in tub.
Still can’t choose between a walk-in tub and a shower? Let Bath Planet of Boston assess your bathroom to determine the best solution for space and needs. We specialize in bath conversions, barrier-free shower installations and more! Call us at (508) 372-8831 (Shrewsbury), (781) 332-4423 (Pembroke) or (781) 932-4805 (Woburn). You can also complete our online form to get a free quote.