As you get older, you might find that you’re making a lot of changes to your home to allow you to continue living there comfortably and safely. You might have installed a ramp to avoid the hassle of climbing stairs, or you might have installed safety bars near your existing stairs to help you prevent a fall. Along with those alterations might come the need to change the configuration in your bathroom.
For many older people and those with limited mobility, getting in and out of the bathtub can be difficult and sometimes even downright scary. If that’s the case for you, don’t think you have to shell out tons of cash on a completely new bathroom or a new shower stall. A new shower stall is a far more expensive option than simply installing a walk in tub for your PA home.
Here’s how it works: Instead of ripping out your entire bathtub and putting in a new shower stall, a technician will instead simply cut an opening into the tub. Inside and around that opening, the technician will secure a bonding material that looks and feels just like the rest of your tub. After a very short installation process, your bathtub ends up looking as if that opening has always been there.
The result: your PA home has a walk in tub that you can step in and out of with ease. No longer will you have to worry whether you’re going to slip on your way in, or fall on your way out. The opening will be as low as four inches from the bathroom floor, so you’ll only need to raise your feet up very minimally to get into the tub.
When you’re choosing a contractor to handle your PA walk in tub, don’t just settle for anyone, however. Look instead for a company that has been in business long enough to troubleshoot any serious problems that might arise. Also look for the company that’s at the head of the pack, and continues to have the highest-quality materials and workmanship.
Your walk in tub is going to change your life and make you less dependent on others to help you with the most basic of tasks. With just a simple change to your bathtub, you may feel much more comfortable continuing to live in the home you’ve worked so hard to create.