How to Shop for a Walk-in Spa Bath Tub in Atlanta

Before buying a walk in tub or spa bath tub in metro Atlanta or north Georgia, become massage-systemsinformed by learning about walk in spa bath details. Think through any questions you may have, and measure the bathroom and bathtub areas before you shop. Also, decide whether you would like a soothing massage system including a whirlpools, hydro bath, or a combo massage system and soaking tub. Once you start shopping, consider the different aspects of the walk-in tub or spa bath, such as:

  • Tub construction
  • Materials
  • Finish
  • Faucets or other hardware
  • Main features
  • Optional accessories
  • Required water heater size

Kohler-Grab-Bar-Atlanta-GeorgiaAtlantahomemods.com says, “For those who cannot stand for long periods of time (or at all), the walk-in bathtub allows easy access to bathing without having to hoist oneself dangerously into a traditional tub.” Look for a tub with a grab bar and a seat that is at least 17″ high, so the bather can sit down and get back up easily and safely. (The 17″ seat height meets American Disability Act (ADA) standards.) The minimum required water heater size is 40 gallons.

Warranties & Certifications

Purchase a walk in spa bath with a solid warranty, and look for certifications from the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO), Universal Plumbing Code (UPC) Certification, and the Universal Spa Plumbing Code (USPC) Certification which covers plumbing for hydro massage and air massage systems.

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For more information, contact Atlanta Home Modifications, LLC to set up an appointment with a bathroom remodeling design consultant offering the expertise you need to solve all of the details to create an attractive space that functions well. For more information about bathroom remodeling including walk-in tubs, spa bathtubs and roll-in showers in metro Atlanta or north Georgia, please contact us by telephone at 770-880-3405.

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What are Walk-In Bathtub Air Jet & Water Jet Hydrotherapy Systems?

If you are shopping for a walk-in tub or spa bathtub, you may be wondering, “What are walk-in bathtub “air jet” & “water jet” hydrotherapy systems?” 

Here is a very straightforward answer:

Water-jet Hydrotherapy System: 

A water-jet system uses a water pump to produce massaging streams of water. The AquaCareBathwater-jet system will produce a more concentrated massage. A hydro-massage system with back jets can provide a nice, relaxing back massage while bathing, helping to ease muscle pain and increase flexibility.

Air-jet Hydrotherapy System:

An air-jet system will blow warm air into the water creating a light hydrotherapy massage, generating thousands of tiny air bubbles, preheated to a temperature comfortable for you. Typically, the air jet and hydro systems are equipped with controls to adjust both the air and water jet systems to allow users to increase and decrease water pressure or air coming out of the jet system. The popular deep soaker tub offers a complete system with hydro and air massage for a luxurious bathing experience.

Dual Massage Hydrotherapy Walk In Spa Tub Warranty

The dual massage hydrotherapy walk in spa tubs we offer come standard with a warranty lifetime-warranty-badgethat covers the door seal, spa frame, fiberglass shell, and lifetime workmanship and labor, providing the peace of mind you need to feel confident that your investment is a one time purchase promising reliability and durability with excellent customer service.

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For more information about bathroom remodeling including walk-in tubs, spa bathtubs and roll-in showers in metro Atlanta or north Georgia, please contact us by telephone at 770-880-3405.

Your Home Assessment for a Walk-In Tub or Spa Bath is a Necessity

People often ask, is an in-home assessment important and necessary before I can get pricing estimates on a walk-in bathtub or spa bath? Many aging in place bathroom remodelers attempt to give detailed information and price quotes over the phone without meeting you, seeing your home, or performing a home assessment. Steer clear! It is necessary to do an in-home assessment prior to specifying equipment and providing prices.

Different models of walk-in tubs and spa baths vary in pricing, due to the size, featuresIn home assessment Atlanta for walk in tubs spa baths and quality. A “soaker tub” with no jets will cost less than one with air jets and hydrotherapy. An in-home assessment is necessary in order to determine the type of tub appropriate for you and your home.

Factors that impact the walk in tub installation may complicate the installation and impact the price. Installation not only involves plumbing, carpentry, and electrical work; new finishes may be required such as flooring, tile or paint.

The bathroom remodeling design consultant has the expertise you need to solve all of the details to create an attractive space that functions well. For more information about bathroom remodeling including walk-in tubs, spa bathtubs and roll-in showers in metro Atlanta or north Georgia, please contact us by telephone at 770-880-3405.

Aging in Place Bathroom Design Tips for Fulton, Gwinnett, DeKalb and Cobb County Residents

Are you freely able to move about your metro Atlanta or north Georgia home today, as Grab-Bars-Vertical-Bar-at-Faucet-Atlanta-Installationeasily as you were able to, years ago? For many 55+ and senior homeowners in Fulton, Gwinnett, DeKalb and Cobb County homes, it has become difficult to navigate stairs and bathrooms due to aging or due to a disabling illness. Let’s consider some aging in place bathroom design tips as solutions!

Out of Date and Inconvenient Bathrooms
Most bathrooms in the home today do not have aging in place bathroom design features; rather, they are equipped with the standard height toilet, a vanity with cabinets underneath, the traditional bathtub with side wall and a shower stall that has a raised curb. While these may have been very easy to access and convenient for many years, they now often present an accessibility obstacle for the 55+ senior, or an individual with a disability or illness.

Popular Aging in Place Bathroom Design Projects

Aging in place bathroom design remodeling projects now being done in Fulton, Gwinnett, DeKalb and Cobb County homes normally includes a 60-inch wheelchair or scooter turning radius, grab bars, a roll under vanity, a walk in tub or roll-in shower, accessible pull-out storage to provide accessibility and safety for the homeowner.

Are you wondering how to incorporate some aesthetically pleasing designs into your projects? If so, the NAHB Aging-In-Place Design Checklist might be suited to your needs.

In-home Aging in Place Bathroom Assessments

Atlanta Home Modifications has had the pleasure of performing many home assessmentsaging in place walk in tub bathroom spa roll-in shower Jacuzzi to evaluate home bathrooms and recommend aging in place bathroom tips and ideas for remodeling in order to make the bathroom more accessible. We recommend many basic aging in-place bathroom upgrades such as:

1. Adding handrails and grab bars
2. Addition of a luxurious spa tub 
3. Install a walk in bathtub
4. Redesign of a shower to enable an individual to roll into the shower
5. Shower with seat, light and adjustable/handheld shower head with 6-foot hose
6. Addition of accessible storage 
7. Addition of a comfort height toilet two and half inches higher than standard toilet
8. Wall-hung sink with knee space and panel to protect user from pipes
9. Slip-resistant flooring in bathroom and shower

Aging in Place Bathroom Design Tips from Atlanta Home Modifications

Atlanta Home Modifications offers aging in place bathroom design tips to help you make your home more accessible as you age, or in the event you are struggling with an illness or progressive disease that has impaired your mobility. Whether you live in Fulton, Gwinnett, DeKalb or Cobb County, our design consultant is available to visit your home to perform an in home assessment to offer aging in place bathroom design tips and strategies. Preventative measures to help 50+ seniors and elderly Atlanta residents stay safe include home modifications such as wheelchair ramps for homes, straight and curved stair lifts, and roll-in shower and walk-in bath installations.

 Call us today at 770-880-3405 or contact us through the contact form below.

Aging in Place Resources:

Atlanta Stair Lifts Blog | Walk-In Tubs Atlanta Blog | Wheelchair Ramps for Homes 

 Grab Bars Atlanta Blog | The Aging in Place Blog

Safe & Accessible Roll-in Showers and Walk-in Bath Tubs

Accessible Roll-in Showers and Walk-in Bath Tubs
Father in wheelchair with family
Proper bathing and showering facilities in our homes are essential amenities for safe and peaceful living. Equally as important is the ability to easily access these facilities. At certain times in life, due to an accident or illness, it may become difficult to get in and out of a traditional tub or showers—that is when it is time to consider a bathroom remodel that offers an accessible walk-in tub or roll-in shower.

Curbless Accessible Roll-in Shower
Curbless accessible showers are easier to get in and out of than the conventional shower with a curb. People with mobility challenges can more safely walk in or transfer into a barrier free shower with a wheelchair or transfer with a transfer bench to a built in seat.

Retrofitting a Bathroom Floor to Accommodate a Roll-In Shower
There are many design options available for retrofitting a bathroom to accommodate the construction of a barrier free shower. Design options include the use of a low threshold shower unit or custom made shower, creating a safe, independent and convenient alternative to a traditional bath tub. If a standard shower unit does not fit, a custom shower base, shower pan, and walls can be designed to fit your bathroom.

Walk-In Tubs Offer Many Features
Bathtubs offering an easy, safe and pleasant bathing experience are now available with walk-in doors, along with many product options including a built-in seat, jetted spray, hydrotherapy and whirlpool systems, in-line heater, slip resistant AquaCareBathfloor and a low step for easy access. Accessible roll-in showers and walk-in bath tubs solve mobility challenges for many people with disabilities in the Atlanta area. We serve the entire Metro Atlanta area including the Georgia counties of Fulton, Gwinnett, Cobb, DeKalb, Forsyth, and Hall.

 

For more information, contact Atlanta Home Modifications. Financing options may be available, along with other accessibility and mobility equipment such as stair lifts. For additional information or an in-home assessment by a qualified accessibility bathroom design consultant, call us at 770.880.3405.

Aging in Place Resources:

Atlanta Stair Lifts Blog | Walk-In Tubs Atlanta Blog | Wheelchair Ramps for Homes 

 Grab Bars Atlanta Blog | The Aging in Place Blog

Tips & Ideas for Aging in Place Home Remodeling for the Bathroom

Aging in place home remodeling has become very popular as an ever-growing portion of jacuzzi_walk-in_tub_Atlanta_GA_accessibilitythe population fits the Senior 55+ description. Aging in place home remodeling for the bathroom space requires special consideration. For example, consider strategically placed grab bars — you might be surprised at how useful they are for friends and family members of all ages. Another consideration is a walk in tub or roll in shower. Which would you prefer?

Advantages of a Walk-In Tub Over a Roll-In Shower

The walk-in tub provides a pleasant soaking experience, similar to a regular bathtub. Equipped with aging in place safety features such as an anti-slip bottom, grab bars and a bench seat, the walk-in tub offers the best safety options with the highest level of bathing experience for the mobility impaired individual. For those who cannot stand for long periods, the walk-in bathtub allows easy access to bathing. A final advantage of a walk-in tub over a roll-in shower is the relaxing bathing experience found in the tub. Many walk-in tubs are available with multiple spray jets, digital temperature and thermostatic controls, and hydrotherapy — perfect as part of a home remodeling for the bathroom.

If you are considering a home remodeling project to upgrade your home to be better prepared for your senior years, Sam Clark, builder and author of “The Real Goods Independent Builder: Designing & Building a House Your Own Way” and “Remodeling a Kitchen“, has the following suggestions. Remodel your home to include:

  • Ground level living with a minimum of a bedroom, bath and kitchen on the first flooraging in place home remodeling for the bathroom
  • Widen doorways to 32-inch to accommodate a wheelchair, which requires a 60-inch turning radius
  • One level entry, preferably at the front, with a no-barrier door threshold
  • Plan for the future, by providing such things as wall reinforcement for future grab bars, electrical conduit and a shaft for an elevator if anticipated, etc.
  • Storage in the “optimal reach zone” — the space between 20 inches and 44 inches above the floor to a depth of 20 inches away from your body. Use drawers instead of cupboards for easy slide-out access to all of the stored objects.
  • Lever handles at all doors, electrical outlets higher than normal and switches lower than normal
  • Non-skid flooring with either hard floors or low-pile carpet

Aging In Place Home and Bathroom Remodeling Experts

For more information about walk-in tubs and roll-in showers as part of an aging in place home remodeling for the bathroom, contact the experts at Stair Lifts Atlanta / Atlanta Home Modifications, LLC. We will visit you in metro Atlanta or north Georgia, evaluate your home, and provide design and pricing information. The areas we serve include Athens, Atlanta, Gainesville, Buford, Canton, Woodstock, Kennesaw, Cartersville, Douglasville, Newnan, LaGrange, Peachtree City, Fayetteville, McDonough and Stockbridge. Contact us today at 770.880.3405.

Resources:

University of Southern California Andrus Gerontology

The Center for Universal Design at No. Carolina State Univ

Universal Design Alliance

 

Aging-In-Place Remodeling Checklist, Courtesy of the NAHB

Today, especially in the home building and remodeling industries, universal design concepts and advantages are well known. Just imagine, if 20 or 30 years ago, home builders had adopted the finer points of universal design home design. We would have far fewer seniors and people with disabilities struggling to find aging in place home modification equipment and remodeling services today. 55+ adults and seniors would be easily navigating living spaces within their homes, rather than shopping for walk in tubs and roll in showers, stair lifts, and aging in place bathroom remodeling.

Is your Atlanta home aging in place ready?

Is your Atlanta home aging in place ready?

Quoting from the NAHB article, ‘What is Universal Design’, “Everyone can use universal design! It doesn’t matter if you are young or old. You could be short or tall, healthy or ill. You might have a disability. Or you may be a prize-winning athlete. Because of universal design, people who are very different can all enjoy the same home. And that home will be there for all its inhabitants even when their needs change.”

Use the Aging-In-Place Remodeling Checklist, courtesy of the NAHB, to determine whether your home is aging in place-friendly.

Advances have been made throughout the home in the areas of accessible bath and kitchen fixtures and features, home automation features, and disability equipment design. The five main universal design features that every builder and homeowner would be wise to incorporate into their new homes or remodels are:

  • Zero-step entry with a level threshold at the door
  • One story barrier-free living
  • Wide doorways and hallways
  • 60’ turning radii for general comfort (and possible a wheelchair some day)
  • Lever door handles and rocker light switches

For more information, please visit the Aging in Place and Universal Design pages on the Atlanta Home Modifications website.

Aging in Place Walk in Tubs & Roll in Showers for Atlanta Bathroom Remodeling

Is your bathroom designed to accommodate your family’s needs for today and tomorrow? Aging-in-place and universal design bathroom design principles incorporate a 60” wheelchair turning radius, wider doorways, roll-under sinks, and many more features that make a home accessible to all. In fact, when these principles are applied correctly to Atlanta bathroom remodeling projects, they make the bathroom accessible for today, and tomorrow, as well!

Aging in Place Accessible Bathroom

Aging in Place Accessible Bathroom

Many metro Atlanta homeowners living in communities such as Lawrenceville, Dunwoody, Buckhead and Marietta are planning to remodel the bathroom in order to gain access for bathing and toileting. They are performing bathroom upgrades that would not have been necessary had the home been designed with aging-in-place and universal design / 55+ design principles originally. These Atlanta bathroom remodeling projects solve the accessibility problems faced by many aging homeowners in our local communities.

If you are a person with a disability, have a family member in the home with special needs, or are an individual recovering from an illness, you may require modifications such as a walk in barrier free tub, roll in showers, or other home modifications to make your bathroom accessible.

  • Walk-In Bathtubs: For those who cannot stand for long periods of time (or at all), the walk-in bathtub allows easy access to bathing without having to hoist oneself dangerously into a contemporary tub.
  • Roll-In Showers: These showers not only have easier access but are designed to be used while safely seated. These showers also have the space needed for a caregiver to help out.
  • Grab Bars: Strategically installed around the bathroom can give a fall preventing hand-hold. Additionally can be used to hoist oneself out of a wheelchair.
  • Safety Lights: Bathrooms get steamy which can disorient the elderly. Backlit LED lights help keep a person oriented and safe.

jacuzzi_walk-in_tub_Atlanta_GA_frontHome Modifications–Ramps, Stair lifts and Bathroom Upgrades
Preventative measures to help 50+ seniors and elderly Atlanta residents stay safe include home modifications such as wheelchair ramps for homes, straight and curved stairlifts, and roll-in shower and walk-in bath installations. Would any of these accessibility home modifications or bathroom remodeling projects solve your mobility problems and enable you to move freely within your home?

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Get more info from the certified aging in place professionals at Atlanta Home Modifications at 770-880-3405 to learn more about bathroom fall prevention for 50+ seniors and elderly Atlanta residents. Bathroom remodeling is challenging for many metro Atlanta homeowners living in diverse north Georgia communities such as Lawrenceville, Dunwoody, Buckhead and Marietta—but, for a person with a disability, it can be overwhelming. We would like to help!

Jacuzzi Walk-in Tubs – Features & Prices for Atlanta Homes

The Jacuzzi® Finestra™ Therapy Walk in Bathtubs are designed to provide safe andjacuzzi_walk-in_tub_Atlanta_GA_accessibility convenient access for a comfortable bathing experience in homes throughout metro Atlanta and north Georgia. Equipped with the latest Jacuzzi technology and a variety of standard safety features such as grab bars and slip-resistant flooring, the Finestra Therapy Walk In Bathtub features a precision-close double-sealed door with a new magnetic latching system that locks out leaks and water loss, and an integral seat in two heights of 14-inch or 17-inch.

Offering the soothing massaging action of the patented jets, along with the ability to fine-tune your experience from stimulating to serene—the Finestra Walk In Bathtubs are available as Soaking Baths, Whirlpool, Pure Air™, and Salon™ Spas. Learn more at Finestra Walk In Bathtubs about additional Luxury Collection Baths from Jaccuzzi.

Competitive walk-in tub pricing includes a solid warranty and shipping and installation jacuzzi_walk-in_tub_Atlanta_GA_accessibility_Finestracosts giving you the peace of mind that comes with protecting your independence. Installation costs are dependent upon the layout and design of your home, and require a personal in-home evaluation to assess. The electrical, plumbing and physical layout of the home all play a role in proper and safe installation of your walk in tub. We offer a free in-home consultation where a trained representative will discuss your needs, evaluate the installation requirements in your home, and give you a firm price estimate for the Jacuzzi walk-in tub installation before he leaves.

For more information, contact Atlanta Home Modifications, LLC by telephone at 770-880-3405.

Aging in Place Design Strategies for the Accessible Atlanta Bathroom

Are you or a loved one experiencing challenges at home in the bathroom? Consider Kohler-ADA-Compliant-Handicapped-Accessible-Sinkstrategic aging in places changes to your bathroom to make life more manageable. Some of the best aging in place design strategies for the accessible bathroom include:

  • Expand the space to accommodate a wheelchair, scooter or walker
  • Add a roll-in shower or walk-in tub
  • Replace toilet with a comfort height model
  • Add anti-slip flooring
  • Rebuild the vanity to add knee space under lavatories
  • Lower vanity / counter heights
  • Add grab bars at toilet, shower and tub
  • Switch out hardware to add single-lever faucets
  • Widen doorways
  • Add anti-scald devices to shower, sink and / or tub
  • Improve bathroom lighting

Contact Atlanta Home Modifications to make an appointment to schedule an in-home assessment to evaluate your family home. We will evaluate your home and determine whether or not with strategic aging in places changes to your Atlanta home, your home will become more manageable.

Aging in Place Accessible BathroomAtlanta Home Modifications, LLC specializes in handicap accessible home modifications for people looking for barrier free accessibility design, including grab bar installation, stair lifts, platform lifts, chair lifts, wheelchair ramps for homes, assistive technology, roll-in showers and walk-in hydrotherapy bathtubs. (Images via Istockphoto and Wikipedia)

A walk-in bathtub (bathing, tub), with a door,...We desire to help people who are:

  • Returning home from rehab;
  • Experiencing a disability after an accident;
  • Suffering from a progressive disease;
  • A person with a disability visiting or moving to a new home

You can contact Atlanta Home Modifications by telephone at 770-880-3405 or by visiting the Atlanta Home Modifications website. Stop by and read Our Story!