Still trying to decide between a built-in bath or a free-standing bath after reading this article? Now we have even more options for you to consider: a walk-in bath or shower. Both are used for cleaning, muscle recovery, and overall relaxation—and everyone has some kind of bathroom cleansing mechanism. Make the most of your space and see if one of these will work for you.
Whether you choose a walk-in bath or shower, you can customize your new feature to suit your needs. For example, if you’re an athlete, doing physical therapy after an injury, or simply want to have a more luxurious experience, picking a design that offers air jets or hydrotherapy will help recover your muscles.
If you’re suffering from mobility issues, a walk-in bath or a walk-in shower could be the solution to your bathing problems: You can customize your installation with handle bars to make yourself more stable when entering or leaving your shower or bath. The walk-in bath has a door that opens up, allowing you to walk into it rather than trying to get over the ledge that a normal bath has. A walk-in shower needs no ledge or door, and can comfortably and more easily fit a shower chair.
Walk-in showers and baths are slip-resistant, ensuring safety for people of any age. You can request special knobs that are easier for those with arthritis or are older in age. Generally, these options have faster working drains, so you won’t need to worry about sitting or standing in cold water. The walk-in bath is deeper than a normal bath, so if you have back or neck issues, there’s no need to worry about the uncomfortability of having to lie down, like in a traditional tub.
Walk-in showers are easier to clean than a normal shower because of the material used and design of the shower. As a bonus, you also won’t have to worry about cleaning moldy shower curtains or keeping water from getting onto your delicate bathroom flooring, causing water damage and major headaches.
You may be hesitant to make the purchase and get the features you want, but the pros outweigh the cons. It’s been reported by the New England Journal of Medicine that 13% of people with Type 2 Diabetes had reduced blood sugar and overall health improvements when using warm water baths. In the long run, you can save more costs by getting an energy-efficient shower head or preventing medical bills by upgrading to the safety of a walk-in bath or shower.
If you’re trying to make the home of your older parents safer, these walk-ins can be the solution for some of that stress. Don’t forget about yourself, however. Have you ever had a long day at work and waited all day to get home? Imagine if, instead of sitting on your couch, you had a walk-in bath or shower to give yourself an at-home, relaxing spa experience.
Companies like AHM Installations can help make these bathroom dreams come true. Contacting them is the easiest (and most fun) part: simply talk about your requirements, choose your design, and schedule your installation.