How Much Do Walk-In Tubs Cost?March 3, 2014
Nothing can quite match the convenience and versatility that a walk-in tub can provide. An alternative to traditional bathtubs, walk-in tubs offer a solution that can make the home safer for the disabled and elderly as well as enhance the quality of life for all occupants. Considering the cost of assisted living with the need for special appliances and components, walk-in tubs can save thousands of dollars!
Walk-In Tub Benefits
Walk-in tubs have unique designs that incorporate a near ground level door for easy step-through access and exit. Persons who use a wheelchair, elderly or senior citizens, or persons who have arthritis or joint problems, find that entering a walk-in tub is both easy and safe. There is no need to step over a high tub rail and risk slipping, falling or injury. The doors lock securely and are water tight, providing a dry floor when exiting. Many models feature seating platforms that make washing convenient and simple, in addition to therapeutic Jacuzzi jets that provide warm stimulation to the muscles and skin. In some cases and depending upon the policy, a walk-in tub installation can be covered by insurance.
Options and Features of Walk-In Tubs
Tubs may come in acrylic or fiberglass construction, acrylic is non-porous and a resilient option. There are models of walk-in tubs that have a variety of features. Massage therapy is possible with the installation of air or water jets. These jets provide either a gentle or more intense massage. This amounts to a complete hydrotherapy session that is costless and able to remedy aches and pains. Thermostatic mixing valves can be installed that maintain a safe and steady temperature during entering and activating the tub—reducing cold and hot water shocks to the body. Safety bars can be installed to provide stable leverage platforms when entering and exiting.
Walk-In Tub Pricing
Variables like bathrooms being constructed differently and the needs of the homeowner may vary considerably as to the size, material, options and installation procedure will undoubtedly impact the cost of a walk-in tub from project to project. In general, though, prices range from approximately $4,500 to $12,500 and up. Installation plus tub costs may start at around $5,000 and range to $7,500, which will give you a good product at a fair price. Remember, these are ball park figures and there are a number of factors that affect the price of a walk-in tub.
Here at Mad City, we specialize in smaller-scale, budget-friendly bathroom remodeling and we offer tub enclosures and walk-in tubs for homes throughout Madison and southeast Wisconsin.
The best solution in figuring walk-in tub costs are best served by a convenient in-home consultation such as one provided by Mad City. Let the experts guide you through the most important factors that you will need to understand, pertaining to designs, installation, features, warranties and final costs. A local company consultation from Mad City is the best way to find out the available options for your bathroom based on needs and budget.
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