There are many reasons why handicapped people and seniors may be a little reluctant to get a walking bath tub for their home. Some may struggle with the notion that they need to make that sort of adjustment. It means acknowledging their limitations and finding solutions to accommodate new needs. Others will hate the idea of giving up the bath they use out of fear that their new walk in tub will be a horrible alternative that ruins the room. This doesn’t have to be the case. Many consumers can find walk-in baths that will suit their medical and therapeutic needs, while also suiting the space and remaining stylish.
Current Misconceptions About These Walk in Tubs
There is a fear about these walk-in tub that they are ugly, medical devices. That they will be a constant reminder of the conditions and frailties endured by the user. This may have once been the case with some models. There is no doubt that there are some ugly white acrylic tubs out there that are purpose built for assistance living. These small, seated tubs can’t always provide the relaxing experience that users need. However, more and more brands now have a range of tubs in different styles, shapes and colors. It is possible to find a great looking tub that fits in with the look of the room for a great effect.
Stand Alone Tubs With Sleek Lines and Minimal Approaches
There are some tubs that are sleek and minimalist in their designs. They could pass for an ordinary tub at first, especially those that are full-length. This comes from snug, concealed door and a simple approach to the safety rails and other features. Other designers like to go in the opposite direction with see through doors that show the water filling up. This goes to show that there really is plenty of choice out there.
Then There are the Baths That Fit Into Units Along a Wall
This allows the bath to blend into the bathroom a little more. This is far removed from the big, plastic stand-alone tubs that buyers are so against. It adds a little more style and practicality. The flush fit against the cabinets and shelving means plenty of space for toiletries, tools, medical devices and anything else that users need. Of course this is a great way to add a typically-shaped rectangular bath to a bathroom. There are also different shapes with corner units, curves and more.
Then There is the Design and Paneling or Tiling on the Front
There are lots of bathroom suite designers that can blend a bath into the décor of the room by making the colors and materials of the tiling and walls to the front of the unit. It is a great way to add tone, color and texture. Many designers now show that there is no reason why they can’t offer the same amount of choice and quality for a walk-in tub.
Essentially, there really shouldn’t be any reason why users of walk in tubs can’t enjoy the same amount of style as those with “normal” bath tubs. The plumbing and drainage may be different, but no-one needs to see that. The only real visible differences are the seat and door. From there, manufacturers can play with the shape, design and more. As long as the bath is safe, easy to use and functional enough for users, they should be able to have any style they want.