Purchasing walk in baths is a very different experience today than it was a decade ago. There used to be only a handful of models on the market, and those models did not really speak to anyone other than a very specific population segment. My how times have changed. Today’s walk in baths are much more functional and nicer looking than those of the past, with three main advantages.
One, walk in baths are much safer than their traditional bathtub counterparts. Stepping into a tub, for an older person, a younger person or even a person of middle age, can be quite dangerous. One false move and someone could slip and potentially cause significant damage to the body. But by having a walk in bath tub with a door, easier entry is made possible and the risk of falling is reduced greatly. For anyone having any strong thoughts about the safety of their baths, a walk in bathtub is a perfectly viable answer.
Two, walk in bathtubs are much cleaner and nicer looking than traditional showers and tubs. This cleaner look usually is brought about because many of today’s showers are less modern and therefore require an update of sorts. Today’s walk in baths are very modern looking and include some workable and highly functioning features that ensure both safety and comfort. There are seats built in to many of today’s walk in baths, and many other features like handles and a permanent safety mat at the bottom further the dual purpose of protection and aesthetics.
Three, walk in baths are more affordable than most people think. Having a tub installed for any sort of bathroom is an expense for sure, but it used to be that these walk in baths were very specific to a particular segment of the U.S. population (read: those 65 and over) that the services were very specific and therefore offered only by companies that cared to care to that market. But since these baths are perfect even for younger families (and even more perfect for those wanting to stay put and knowing that they will be aging in place in their homes years and perhaps even decades from now), more companies use them as far as offerings and more clients are scooping them up. They see them as viable and highly functional spaces that offer a healthy mix of protection and of aesthetics to modernize a bathroom and enhance its functionality.