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Walk-In Tub and Shower Combo
Ella’s Bubbles was Voted the Top Walk-In Tub Brand of 2021
As more individuals express great desire to age in place, the concept of making a home more accessible to all who live in it, has taken center stage. A great way to make your home more accessible, safe, and comfortable is with the installation of a walk-in tub and shower combo. Walk-in tub and shower combos have become increasingly popular, as an alternative to the traditional bathtub. The reason behind this is that they offer many benefits and decrease many risks and issues that come with traditional bathtubs.
For something that offers so many benefits over a standard tub, you might think it takes up a lot more space. Truth is…many walk-in tubs are surprisingly compact and fit just fine into the space taken up by a typical bathtub. Furthermore, combining a walk-in tub and shower into a single structure allows you to get the absolute most of your bathroom space as well! If you remove both your traditional bathtub and your shower stall, you can make room for a much larger walk-in tub and shower combo that will allow you to both bathe and shower with total accessibility. This can be perfect for households with different generations under one roof. For those who need a quick shower, they can easily stand in the footwell of the walk-in tub, as opposed to those who would need to sit in the seat.
Unlike a standard bathtub, a walk-in tub provides that low-entry step, a comfortable upright seat that many people with reduced mobility need, safety grab bars, and a textured floor. In addition, most walk-in tub and shower combos also include a rain shower so that users don’t have to take a bath. They can choose to sit safely and comfortably while taking a quick shower, rather than relying on someone’s help or needing to dedicate a significant chunk of their day to bathing.
If you have reduced mobility, you probably don’t want to spend a lot of time cleaning multiple bathroom fixtures like walk-in tubs or shower stalls. Upgrading to a single walk-in tub and shower combo unit rather than separate bathing and showering fixtures means you have less cleaning to worry about. These walk-in shower fixtures are straightforward to clean and typically only require a wipe-down with a cleaner once a week, as well as quick spraying with the handheld sprayer after your baths. Less maintenance is always a good thing, especially when bending to scrub a traditional bathtub is out of the question.
What makes the Ella Shower Column Kit superior to other shower combos is the uniquely oversized 10″ rain shower. In order to create an extended overhead shower, the column kit connects to a diverter on an Ella brand 2 Piece Faucet or 5 Piece Faucet set. The stainless steel, chrome finish column can be effortlessly adjusted up to 7 feet tall. Along the column is a vertically movable, 5 mode multi-functional hand shower. Attached to the top, is an oversized rain shower that can be directed with ease to the seat for a seated shower or footwell for a stand-up shower. This walk-in tub and shower combo replaces the need for a wall-mounted showerhead in your walk-in bathtub. The Ella shower combo kit includes a powerful showerhead, which allows you to vary the 5 spray patterns from gentle to a highly concentrated setting for a great massage feel. With this feature, you can be able to enjoy the feeling of your traditional shower without having to install a tub and shower separately.
Those who have limited mobility might have trouble with day-to-day things most of us take for granted, such as showering or bathing. Homeowners who can’t stand up in the shower or those who have trouble getting in and out of a regular bathtub can turn to Ella’s Bubbles Walk-In Tubs to meet their daily hygiene, safety, and therapeutic needs. A walk-in tub and shower combo can be installed in less than a day and further. This is as long as it fits the space occupied by your previous traditional tub.
A walk-in tub and shower combo should be highly considered by individuals looking to remodel their bathrooms for maximum function and accessibility. When choosing the right walk-in tub with a shower enclosure for your bathroom, be sure to pick the one that provides the most comfort, safety and is also something you can look forward to at the end of a long day. So now that you know more about walk-in tub and shower combos, please do not hesitate to give us a call or reach an agent directly. If you would like to see any of our Walk-In Tub models in production from our Chicago, IL Warehouse – you can Schedule a Live Video Chat Demonstration. We look forward to welcoming you to truly remarkable, custom designed Walk-In Tubs and Shower Accessories.