Walk in tub project costs (including setup) ranging from around $3k to well over $20k, the current market for walk in tubs is definitely not friendly to low budgets. For these reasons most homeowners are left to look at other alternatives. One of which is to install an in ground bathtub. These are available in varying designs and can even be custom-made according to your preference. This article will briefly look at these alternatives and discuss how they compare to traditional walk-in tubs.
One major disadvantage of walk-in tubs compared to in ground bath tubs is their limited mobility. Because they are sunk deep into the ground, they are limited to the maneuverability in terms of how far they can go. In addition, they cannot be positioned anywhere near a water source like a shower or a garden hose. They also cannot be put on top of a standard water heater because of its height. These factors limit the possible floor space of a given bathroom.
On the other hand, they are generally more affordable in terms of setup costs, especially considering the fact that they require fewer plumbing works, require less frequent repairs, and require little maintenance apart from occasional disinfecting. In addition, walk-in tubs are usually made with materials that are cheaper than those of regular bathrooms. The most affordable models are those that feature affordable tubs, complete explanation of the hydrotherapy options that you have available, and reasonably priced shower components that are not too high-priced.
Before you decide to purchase walk-in tubs, you need to first determine the total price range that you’re willing to pay. This should be done by calculating approximately twice the amount of money that you anticipate spending for a full installation (plus the cost of the materials) and then multiply it by seven thousand. This gives you the price range that you can expect to pay. If you wish to add-on features, then you can do so for an additional two thousand dollars.
Since walk-in tubs can be installed by a do-it-yourself homeowner, you may want to consider acquiring a kit that will enable you to perform the installation task on your own. There are plenty of helpful guides online that can walk you through the entire process step-by-step. You can purchase a more expensive walk-in tub with all the bells and whistles, but if you are not interested in learning the ropes on DIY home improvement projects, you should opt for a cheaper option that is only as good as its competition. In terms of the materials used, it is recommended that you stick with acrylic baths.
For those who do not wish to go the route of cheaper walk-in tubs, you may want to consider investing in a basic bathtub and add on some whirlpool jets. Whirlpool jets can give your bathroom a whole new look, and you can get these for a relatively low price if you shop around. The basic tub typically comes with a seat that allows you to lay back while you soak in your tub. When you install whirlpool jets in your basic tub, you can enjoy a quiet shower and a soothing bath. This is a more affordable way to experience a warm bath without the inconvenience of having to deal with plumbing. When it comes to bathroom remodeling in Stafford visit the nearest Connecticut bathroom remodeling in your area.