Bathtubs can be a much-needed update to an aging bathroom without the need for a complete remodel. A well-designed, modern tub can also add comfort and safety, especially for aging individuals and those with disabilities. With so many to choose from, purchasing the right tub can be a daunting task. It is, after all, the most visible and probably the most expensive feature in your bathroom.
A walk-in tub is a significant investment. An entry-level model is likely to cost around $1,500 to $2,500 while a good one with all the bells and whistles can cost up to $10,000, and this does not even cover the cost of installation. Do you have seniors in your home? If so, you should consider one that is safe and easily accessible. Do you like spending time in your tub with a good book and a glass of wine? Then, think about purchasing one with hydrotherapy jets and a waterproof cushion.
Choosing the Right Size
A standard bathtub is 60 feet long and 32 inches wide. When shopping around for a new tub, it is important to consider what size to get. Would you like your replacement tub to be installed where your old one currently sits? Or do you want to go with a custom size? Think about the layout of your bathroom, and work with your bathtub installation contractor to get an idea of what will work best for you.
Make sure to do your research. Remember, you will probably be using the same tub for many years so weigh all your options carefully. Look at what’s available out there and pick the one the best suits you and your family’s needs.
Ready to replace that old tub? Give trusted walk-in tub installation company Elite Bathrooms LuxStone of Long Island a call at (631) 201-4299, or fill out our contact form to schedule your free consultation today.