Is a Walk-in Bathtub or an Accessible Shower My Best Choice?

Accessible bathrooms are designed to enhance the comfort and enjoyment of any elderly individual, or person with a disability, who wishes to live independently in his own home. When considering upgrading a bathroom, how does one decide which is the best choice, a walk-in bathtub or an accessible shower?

Walk-in bathtubs are becoming increasingly popular with homeowners in the Atlanta Shower Installation - Schrader - 2and north Georgia and ideal for even moderately mobile users. Specific features include:

  • An average 4” step into the tub, which is much more convenient than a standard tub
  • Comfortable, accessible seat
  • Deep muscle hydrotherapy, great for home rehab programs
  • Non-slip floor and seat surface

Accessible showers are much safer and highly recommended for those who are more restricted in their mobility. These are characterized by:

  • Shower floor at the same level as that of the bathroom
  • Curb-less showers to allow smooth, safe transfer from wheelchair or walker to shower chair
  • Generous sizing to accommodate users who require assistance
  • Slip-proof textured base

Given these distinguishing features, your choice of a walk-in bathtub or accessible shower is largely dependent on the abilities of the primary user.

Hydrotherapy therapy soothes and relaxes sore muscles.

Hydrotherapy therapy soothes and relaxes sore muscles.

Americanstandard-us.com for example, has designed walk-in tubs that “… incorporate the therapeutic benefits and luxury of a whirlpool tub, with the safety, accessibility and simplicity of a walk-in bath. Perfect for those with limited mobility who wish to enjoy the freedom of living comfortably at home.” A well designed, accessible bathroom will be a great experience for the independent Atlanta or north Georgia homeowner!

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For additional information regarding walk-in tubs and accessible showers in the Atlanta metro area and north Georgia, please contact Atlanta Home Modifications by telephone at 770 880 3405.

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Shopping for a Walk-in Tub? Atlanta Walk-in Tub Prices

Who doesn’t relish the sensation of a wonderful, relaxing bath or shower, as the jets of water soothe aching muscles and melt stress away? Now this wonderful experience canIn home assessment Atlanta for walk in tubs spa baths be enjoyed even by those who are limited in mobility and need extra protection against the accidents that can occur during independent bathing. Many people with physical mobility issues have solid reasoning for considering the purchase of a walk-in tub, such as:

  • Seeking safer bathtub access and safer bathing experience
  • Looking for a relaxing, stress free, pleasurable bathing experience
  • Want pain relief from back ache and other pain
  • Desire to stay living at home and not move to a special facility
  • Looking to enjoy bathing in the privacy, comfort and convenience of home

There are walk-in tub styles to meet every need. Choices include:

  • Hydrotherapy jets, which provide deep tissue massage for pain relief
  • Air jets, which offer a gentler water flow
  • Combination of both hydrotherapy and air jets, and
  • Built-in water heater to allow for continuous heat at the desired temperature

So then, what are typical Atlanta walk-in tub prices like? Interestingly, there is quite a range of pricing options in the purchase of a walk-in tub. Depending on whom you choose to do your installation, Atlanta walk in tub prices that include delivery, installation and finishing may vary from $7,500 to $10,500. An installation in the $10,500 range includes the price of the walk in tub, installation costs and special features or options such as a specialty sized tub and/or hydrotherapy jets packages and more.

There is no need to stress about walk-in tub prices. Get an in-home assessment for your Atlanta residence to find out how you can enjoy this high-quality luxury at the absolute best price! Then sit back and relax!

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.

Facts about Hydrotherapy Jets for Your Home Spa Bath

Hydrotherapy, or the therapeutic use of water, has been practiced for centuries for the relief of pain, improvement of blood circulation, and general relaxation and well-being of the individual. In the past, one had to travel to specific geographic regions in order to benefit from the healing powers of water. Now, through modern advances in engineering, hydrotherapy jets are available for your Atlanta home spa bath.

Hydrotherapy soothes and relaxes sore muscles.

Hydrotherapy soothes and relaxes sore muscles.

What exactly is hydrotherapy? What are its benefits?

Massaging hydrotherapy jets are typically included with the installation of a therapeutic walk-in spa bath. These spa jets come in different forms, or strengths, and offer singular health benefits, the particular selection of which is dependent on the needs of the primary user.

  • Whirlpool or air jets release air bubbles into the bath water, supplying a gentle massaging action, and is perfect for those with sensitive skin issues.
  • Hydrotherapy or water jets continuously recirculate the water in order to promote a stronger, more forceful massage sensation, offering special relief for such ailments as arthritis, circulatory issues, and chronic pain.

There are therapeutic hydrotherapy jets designed to meet the specific needs for your Atlanta home spa bath! Discover yours today!

The deep muscle massage of hydrotherapy (water) jets brings you the benefits of pain and ache relief, improved circulation and faster healing. (Via accessibility professionals)

For more information about hydrotherapy jets for your home spa bath, 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. (Author: J. Vernon)

 

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.

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.