Walk-In Tubs For People With DisabilitiesJuly 6, 2018 5:27 pm
Let’s face it: the bathroom can be a risky place. Water combined with slippery surfaces can lead to falls and accidents that are as painful as they are dangerous.
Bathrooms are also harder to navigate than typical home spaces, with less room to maneuver and tub edges that must be stepped over.
These dangers and inconveniences are often worse for people with disabilities, or people who are aging but prefer to stay in their own home. For anyone with these challenges, a more accessible bathroom goes from a “nice-to-have” to absolutely crucial.
The good news is there are excellent solutions, including walk-in tubs and easy access options that make the bathroom in your Kansas City home a safer and more convenient space.
Of course, this is about more than just safety. People with disabilities or older people can maintain more independence and not be put in awkward situations. There are enough challenges outside the home. Inside your home should be a safe haven that is as stress-free as possible – especially the bathroom.
Do It Right The First Time
It should go without saying that any time you do a remodel, you want to feel confident in the Kansas City contractor you hire. Everyone wants to find proven professionals that deliver superior quality results.
And this need to find the right remodeler becomes even more crucial when creating an easy access bathroom, because this involves more than how your bathroom looks. It’s about the safety and peace-of-mind for you and your family.
How can you be sure you are hiring the right Kansas City remodeler for easy access bathrooms and walk-in tubs?
Here are some good questions to start with:
- How many years have they been in business?
- How many walk-in tubs have they installed and how many accessible bathrooms have they ever done?
- Do they offer free design, and does their designer understand how to create an accessible bathroom?
- What is their rating with the BBB?
- Are they adequately insured?
- Do they use subcontractors (subcontractors can lead to problems with quality control and delays in your project)?
- Do they have lots of references, and how many are they willing to give you?
All of these criteria are important for any project, but it’s especially important for remodels that involve specialization. There are many Kansas City remodelers that will tell you they can install walk-in tubs and create easy access bathrooms, but saying it is not proof they can do it right. Experience is the key for specialized work.
Real Choices & Great Options
One of reasons for the huge popularity of Jericho Home Improvements is this: we can tailor remodels to your specific needs and requests. We’re not cookie-cutter; we have expert bathroom designers on staff who can create a custom plan just for you.
For most homeowners who want an accessible bathroom, a walk-in tub is a must-have. This one decision can greatly enhance both independence and safety. Instead of having a 14″ to 17″ bathtub rim to step over, getting in and out becomes much easier.
In many cases, these tubs can also eliminate the need for the assistance of another person.
Another great thing about today’s walk-in bathtubs is the number of choices you now have. This includes features like seating, handheld showerheads, internal grab bars, anti-slip flooring, and massaging jets.
For more on walk-in tubs, please visit our Easy Access Bathrooms page.
As important as walk-in tubs are for accessibility, there are lots of other things you can add to make the bathroom safer. This is where a good designer with experience in accessibility and remodeling can make a huge difference in the success of your project.
Here is a partial list of some of the more popular choices:
- Wider Doorways
- Non-Slip Surfaces
- Higher Toilet Seats
- Grab Bars
- Handicap Accessible Bathroom With Wider Doorways
- Update Your Bathroom To Make It Safe
You can get a beautifully remodeled bathroom that is comfortable, safe, and easily accessible. Selecting a proven, experienced Kansas City bathroom remodeler that includes professional services is the best way to get results you love.
For a free in-home consultation on walk-in tubs and easy access bathrooms in Kansas City, visit our Contact Us page. We look forward to hearing from you!