What is a Walk-In Tub and Shower Combo?
With an increasing number of people expressing a desire to age in place, the concept of making a home more accessible to all has gained traction. Making your home more accessible, safe, and comfortable is easy by installing a walk-in bathtub and shower combination. As an alternative to the traditional bathtub, the walk-in tub and shower combo is becoming increasingly popular. Because of their many benefits, they reduce many risks and issues associated with conventional bathtubs.
One might wonder why something that offers so many benefits over a standard tub would take up so much room. While often true, many walk-in bathtubs are surprisingly compact and can easily fit into the space occupied by a typical bathtub. A walk-in tub and shower can also be combined into one structure to maximize bathroom space! By removing your traditional bathtub and shower stall, you can make room for a walk-in tub and shower combo. Both bathing and showering can be done independently. Multigenerational households can benefit from this feature. Those who need a quick shower can easily stand in the footwell of the walk-in tub, as opposed to sitting in the seat.
Walk-in tubs provide a low entry step, a comfortable upright seat, safety grab bars, and textured floors for those with limited mobility. There is usually a rain shower included in walk-in tub and shower combos, so users do not need to take a bath. So, instead of relying on someone else or spending hours a day bathing, they can simply have a quick shower while sitting comfortably.
Thoughtful Features for Easy Use
Having reduced mobility means you probably don’t want to spend a lot of time cleaning bathroom fixtures, such as walk-in tubs or shower stalls. Compared to separate bathing and showering fixtures, you will spend less time cleaning a walk-in tub and shower combo unit. A walk-in shower only requires that you wipe it down once a week and spray it with a handheld sprayer after taking a bath. Less maintenance is always a plus when you can’t bend over to scrub a traditional bathtub.
A unique feature of the Ella Shower Column Kit is the oversized 10″ rain shower. This kit applies to Ella brand 2 Piece Faucets or 5 Piece Faucet Sets to create an extended overhead shower. Columns finished in stainless steel and chrome can be easily adjusted up to 7 feet in height. Above each column is a vertically movable, multi-functional hand shower with five settings.
The top of the unit is equipped with a rainfall shower that can be directed with ease to the footwell for standing showers and to the seat for seated showers. With a walk-in tub and shower combo, there is no need for a wall-mounted showerhead. A powerful showerhead with five spray patterns is included in Ella’s combo kit for a great massage experience. With this feature, you can enjoy the feeling of a traditional shower without having to install a tub and shower separately.
Many of us take simple tasks for granted, such as showering and bathing, for granted when we have limited mobility. Ella’s Bubbles Walk-In Tubs allow homeowners unable to stand up in the shower or get into a regular bathtub to meet their daily hygiene, safety, and therapeutic needs. It takes less than a day to install a walk-in tub and shower combination. As long as it fits into the space occupied by your old traditional tub.
A walk-in tub and shower combo can maximize function and accessibility in a bathroom renovation. Choose a walk-in bathtub and shower enclosure for your bathroom that provides the most comfort, safety, and something you can look forward to after a long day. After learning more about walk-in tubs and showers, please do not hesitate to give us a call or speak to an agent directly. If you would like to see any of our Walk-In Tub models in production from our Chicago, IL Warehouse, please schedule a Live Video Chat Demonstration. You can expect truly remarkable, custom-designed walk-in bathtubs and shower accessories from us.