Accessibility Remodeling

Walk in tub

Ella Big4Two Walk In Tub Installation Photo by Bobby Harris Nicholasville, Kentucky July, 2018

Baby Boomers are aging and need not just assistive products like walk in tubs with grab bars, but often remodeling services to install them.

Homeowner spending on repairs and improvements will approach $340 billion in 2018, up 7.5% from 2017.

Boomers want grab bars, ramps, and walk-in tubs.

As the Boomer generation ages (they’re 52-70 in 2018), their demand for accessible homes that make their lives easier goes up. Bathing is an important part of health care that you may take for granted.

Your bathroom is the most important area for accessibility.

When you have difficulties moving, the bathtub is a serious obstacle that you must be able to maneuver through in order to be self reliant and not need assistance. Being able to sit on a warm heated seat and and fill up a comfortable relaxing hot bath is something that seniors need to think about now before they have issues that don’t allow them to bathe easily. Ella Walk In Baths have luxury features that make this a healthy and rejuvenating experience that you can look forward to each day. They offer heated hydro massage jets that soothe feet and muscle aches or pains that come with aging. For a gentler massage we offer air massage jets. We even offer Infusion™ MicroBubble Therapy for a high-tech skin revitalizing treatment that energizes your skin with millions of tiny oxygenated air bubbles while you are bathing in the tub. 

Most older bathrooms were not designed with accessibility in mind because walk-in bathtubs were not available years ago.

Research shows increased demand for specifics like walk-in tubs, ramps and grab bars, it’s important to recognize that those items require considerable remodeling in order to accommodate them. A walk-in tub, for instance, may need a total bathroom remodel to make the bigger size work. Although Ella’s Bubbles has walk in tub models that will fit most existing bathtub spaces available.

When you are thinking about purchasing a walk in tub, one of the main questions you will need to answer is wether you want and inward or outward swinging door. If you are using a wheelchair, an outward swing door will allow you to slide into the seat easily. Both door types will allow you to effortlessly step into the tub with out having to go over a high threshold.

On average, accessibility accommodation remodeling is a $5,000 item. While this number may vary depending on the home, more people will be doing their own accessibility accommodation remodeling on both the higher and lower ends of this price range. 

Over the next 20 years, walk in tubs may be the new normal style bathtub in every home.

Ella’s nation wide authorized resellers and professional installer network provides walk in tub installation services throughout the USA. If you have a question about walk in tubs for your home, talk with one of our certified installers for more information. Call Ella’s Bubbles at 800-480-6850 or contact us to speak with an expert or to schedule a walk in bath installation in your home today.