Walk-in tubs are gaining more and more popularity these days due to their numerous advantages over traditional bathtubs. Out of all the reasons, the biggest reason to install a walk-in tub at your home is to reduce the chances of falls and injuries among the elderly that are mostly caused by traditional bathtubs. You’ll be surprised to know that about 33 percent of older citizens die due to falling and about 80 percent of these falls take place in slippery bathrooms and bathtubs. If you’ve made your mind to install a walk-in bathtub in your home and wondering how much it will cost, then keep reading. In the later section of this article, we’ll discuss the cost of installing a walk-in tub along with other useful information that will help you in making an informed decision.
What Is a Walk-in Bathtub?
For those who are still unaware, a walk-in tub is nothing but a special type of bathtub that features a watertight door instead of a steep edge like a traditional bathtub. A bather can get inside the tub without having to step over a threshold. This is replaced with the low threshold entrance of the door. After getting in, the door gets locked and the tub fills with water. The bather can sit down on a comfortable molded seat that is built into the tub. After draining the water, the bather can exit by opening the door. These tubs not only help the elderly to use the tub without any risk of falling, but they also offer others a wonderful and luxurious bathing experience through multiple in-built features like hydrotherapy, microbubble therapy, chromatic lights, warm water soak and whatnot.
Another advantage offered by walk-in tubs is especially for the handicapped and mobility challenged individuals, they can enter the tub from their wheelchairs easily.
Cost of A Walk In Bathtub
There is no fixed cost for installing walk-in tubs. The prices vary depending on certain factors like the type of tub, features, location, bathroom remodeling needs, and the company you’re working with. However, keep in mind one thing, the more features a walk-in tub has, the more it is going to cost you. Further, larger walk-in tubs cost more than smaller ones.
Here is a rough estimate of walk-in bathtub installation prices:
The average cost of a walk-in bathtub install with professional help falls between $5,000 to $7,000.
A regular sized walk in tub cost between $2,500 to $7,000
A walk in tub with additional features like hydrotherapy, heated seats and microbubble therapy range from $7,000 to $10,000
Installation Charges of a Walk-in Bathtub
The installation charges of a standard size walk-in bathtub are mostly dependent on the current design and layout of the bathroom. The installation process generally includes removing the existing bathtub and some tiling which can be completed within a single day. The whole installation project can take around 8 to 16 hours if you’ve already purchased a tub and the labor charges range from $45 to $65 per hour. Also, a good idea is to use the installation service provided by the company you’ve purchased your walk-in bathtub from. They might offer a low-cost installation package or charge affordable rates when you purchase the walk-in tub through them.
Installation cost also depends on the type of walk-in bathtub you’ve purchased. If the tub is a simple soaker model and doesn’t have many features, you can easily get it installed within for a low price. However, if your tub a packed with advanced features like air jets, hydrotherapy and microbubble therapy, you have to pay extra for the additional work required in setting up plumbing and electric lines.
If you’ve made up your mind to install a walk-in tub in your home but haven’t found the right tub yet, then consider the Ultimate from Ella’s Bubbles. It is loaded with options and features like: Infusion® Microbubble therapy, heated seat, hydo and air massage jets, and more. Not just for seniors, this tub offers each and every person a relaxing and soothing bathing experience.
For any questions and pricing details, feel free to call Ella’s Bubbles at 800-480-6850 or simply send us an email.
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