How Walk in Tubs Increase Safety in the Bathroom

Written by Projects To Do At Home on May 25, 2013. Posted in Tub walk in, Walk in bath tub, Walk in baths

Walk in baths

If you are a current homeowner looking for ideas to create more space in your bathroom, you might want to check out walk in baths. A walk in bathtub will give you more space in your bathroom than a traditional tub. Walk in tubs are taller and designed to take up less floor space, while traditional tubs are short, wide and long, requiring a significant amount of floor space in your bathroom. If you are thinking about buying a walk in bath tub, you need to compare your options online. There are walk in bathtubs that come equipped with a full Jacuzzi system. A Jacuzzi system is therapeutic, giving you the chance to wind down from a long day.

Another reason why you might want to consider a walk in bath tub is safety. In fact, the original intent by designers involved increasing safety for the elderly and people with physical disabilities. The surface area inside a walk in bath tub has a no slip surface, which prevents the possibility of falling. Recent studies show a significant percentage of home accidents occurring in the bathroom. In addition to the no slip surface, a walk in bath tub has a door to give people easy access in and out of the tub. The door completely seals when closed to prevent water from leaking out.

If you have ever browsed some pictures online of walk in tubs, you will see how they take up less floor space, as well as how they can increase safety. Most walk in tubs have a comfortable seat, making it easy for the elderly to retain their independence in the bathroom. Traditional tubs can be a challenge to get in and out for the elderly and those with physical disabilities. Stepping over the high ledge to get in a bathtub will increase the chances of you falling. A walk in bath tub does not require you to step over a high ledge to get in the tub.

Comments (19)

  • July 24, 2013 at 3:51 pm |

    I just found some really nice walk in tubs. We are thinking about buying one for our grandma but we never thought about creating more space in the bathroom.

  • February 15, 2014 at 4:09 pm |

    Creating more space by installing a walk in tub is genius. Our bathroom isn’t that big so we don’t have much of a choice for remodeling.

  • Robert Barnes
    March 17, 2014 at 3:12 pm |

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  • April 16, 2014 at 5:16 pm |

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  • Jorge Martin
    May 16, 2014 at 5:20 pm |

    Creating more space by installing a walk in tub is genius. Our bathroom isn’t that big so we don’t have much of a choice for remodeling.

  • Nicholas Jones
    June 15, 2014 at 5:24 pm |

    Creating more space by installing a walk in tub is genius. Our bathroom isn’t that big so we don’t have much of a choice for remodeling.

  • Hannah Mullins
    July 15, 2014 at 5:28 pm |

    Creating more space by installing a walk in tub is genius. Our bathroom isn’t that big so we don’t have much of a choice for remodeling.

  • August 14, 2014 at 5:31 pm |

    Creating more space by installing a walk in tub is genius. Our bathroom isn’t that big so we don’t have much of a choice for remodeling.

  • Dwight Cross
    September 13, 2014 at 5:34 pm |

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  • October 13, 2014 at 5:37 pm |

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  • Ernest Wamsey
    November 12, 2014 at 6:40 pm |

    Creating more space by installing a walk in tub is genius. Our bathroom isn’t that big so we don’t have much of a choice for remodeling.

  • Avery Benson
    December 12, 2014 at 6:44 pm |

    Creating more space by installing a walk in tub is genius. Our bathroom isn’t that big so we don’t have much of a choice for remodeling.

  • Brandon Jacobs
    January 11, 2015 at 6:47 pm |

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  • Adam PAge
    February 10, 2015 at 6:51 pm |

    Creating more space by installing a walk in tub is genius. Our bathroom isn’t that big so we don’t have much of a choice for remodeling.

  • Randy Ortiz
    March 12, 2015 at 5:18 pm |

    Creating more space by installing a walk in tub is genius. Our bathroom isn’t that big so we don’t have much of a choice for remodeling.

  • Claude Soto
    April 11, 2015 at 5:22 pm |

    Creating more space by installing a walk in tub is genius. Our bathroom isn’t that big so we don’t have much of a choice for remodeling.

  • May 11, 2015 at 5:21 pm |

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  • Kylie Watts
    June 10, 2015 at 5:24 pm |

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  • July 10, 2015 at 5:28 pm |

    Creating more space by installing a walk in tub is genius. Our bathroom isn’t that big so we don’t have much of a choice for remodeling.

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