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The Pros and Cons Of A Walk-In Tub

March 27, 2023 | Blog

If you need new bathroom ideas for your home renovation, you may be interested in a walk-in tub installation. Walk-in tubs are a more comfortable and easier way to bathe in your home. They can benefit you and your family in many different ways, but is it worth it for your home? Legacy Bath & Kitchen wants to share with our clients what makes a walk-in tub perfect for your San Antonio home.

Pro: Comfort And Safety

If you want to get that relaxing spa-like bath every time, a walk-in tub is a great addition to have. Walk-in tubs are bathtubs with a seat and a watertight door that provides you and your family with comfort and accessibility. These units are great for people who need extra help with mobility with their low step-in frame and handrails.

Walk-in tubs also have special devices that can enhance your relaxation. Some comfort features you can have installed into your bathtub include:

  • Whirlpool jets
  • Heated backrest
  • Handshower
  • Fast drain
  • Extra-wide seat
  • Hydrotherapy treatment

For those who want to help their physical wellness, a walk-in tub can relax and massage your muscles. These devices can soothe pain and soreness in your spine, calves and feet. Your typical bath and shower can be difficult to work with sometimes, but a walk-in tub will leave you relaxed every step of the way.

Pro: An Increase Of Home Value

If you’re renovating your home to increase its value, a bath can improve your home’s ranking. People will often look for at least one bathtub in their homes. Walk-in showers are also a perk that will increase your home’s value. Just as these installations can raise your home value, walk-in tubs will give you the same result.

Anyone can use walk-in tubs. They are also valuable for children and seniors who want those extra functions. Walk-in tubs draw the attention of many different people, so you can expect your home’s value to improve with a proper installation.

Con: Water Usage

Because of how they work, walk-in tubs require more water than your traditional bathtub. You also want to make sure the system is installed correctly so there are no leaks that rack up your usage even higher. This could result in an increased water bill for your home. Depending on the size of your tub and the water displacement, the exact capacity can differ for each tub.

You can expect more water usage for your tub, but there are ways around it. Newer water heaters can easily fill your tub and keep it at your desired temperature. For homes with new water heaters, you may be able to combat the water usage for your walk-in tub.

Get Your Bathroom Upgrades With Legacy Bath & Kitchen!

If you’re ready for your walk-in tub installation, contact our team at Legacy Bath & Kitchen. Our specialists will let you know what kind of walk-in tub will work best for your home and what kind of features you can add. Contact us for a consultation today!

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We are committed to your bathroom and kitchen remodel. Since 2006, owners Jason and Krishelle Hicks and their team of expert designers and installers have prided themselves in building bathrooms and kitchens using superior products and craftsmanship with extraordinary service - all at a fair price.

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