Dealing with an injury or handicap is never fun. It can be frustrating and expensive to remodel the house into a wheelchair-accessible living space. Whether it’s you, or a parent, child, or spouse, adjusting to the need for a wheelchair around the house can be mentally taxing and financially strenuous. Aside from ramps, flooring, and extended doorways, the bathroom may be one of the most difficult and inconvenient rooms to make handicap accessible. Many bathrooms are not usually large enough to fit a wheel chair inside, so the bathroom may need extension; furthermore, the toilet, shower, and/or bathtub must be made wheelchair accessible, and grab bars will need to be installed in all pertinent areas.
Many home owners prefer the ease and comfort of a walk-in tub, which weeds out the inconvenience of having to install a bench seat in the shower. Also, depending the severity of the handicap or injury, standing may not be possible, in which case, a shower-only washing area may not be an option. Without the ability to stand, users may have trouble reaching up to grab the shower head, adjust the temperature of the water, or reach products resting on high shower shelves. In order to have a completely self-sufficient showering experience, a wheelchair accessible tub may be the only option.
Some wheelchair accessible bathtubs can even have a showerhead installed, as shown in the picture below. This way, users don’t have to be limited to one function or the other. You can enjoy the ease of showering with the comfort and convenience of a walk-in tub. Or, forget the showerhead altogether and make bathing a fun and enjoyable experience with the luxury of a whirlpool tub.
Regardless of the reason for your home renovation, a walk-in tub doesn’t have to be a bad thing. Walk-in tubs can offer a level of comfort and security that other bathtubs don’t provide. The Ariel Dual Series Wheel Chair Accessible Tub features 18 air jets, 6 hydro-massage jets, and an acupressure body massage feature. The class and superiority of the Ariel Dual Series presents quality, comfort, and affordability all in one convenient package.
So, if you see a wheelchair-friendly bathroom renovation somewhere in your near future, rest assured that the process doesn’t have to be as difficult as it sounds. In fact, you might actually find yourself enjoying the new equipment. Tell us about your own experience in performing a wheelchair accessible bathroom remodel or leave any questions in the comments below!