Homeowners have loads of options when it comes to renovating their bathrooms to provide improved accessibility. Gone are the days of bland all-white fixtures or dealing with frustrating faucets and shower heads. In their place, multiple bathtub and shower styles, luxurious features, and eye-catching wall surrounds.

In fact, you have so many design options that it might be hard to decide how to renovate your bathroom. Of course, the first decision to make is what type of bathroom enclosure works best for you – a walk-shower vs. a walk-in tub?

What to Consider When Installing an Accessible Bath Enclosure

When you are planning a bathroom remodel with a focus on an ADA-compliant bathroom enclosure, it’s important to be as specific as possible about what you need in this space. Accessible bathtubs and showers can make life much easier for the homeowner. They each offer different benefits and amenities that customers can take advantage of when performing the activities of daily living.

You’ll need to ask yourself, do you require assistance from a family member or aid when bathing?

If this is the case, it maybe easier for you to use a walk-in or roll-in shower enclosure with zero threshold entry. These enclosures are designed with wider shower bases for improved comfort and access when taking a shower. Plus, they are very accessible for wheelchair users.

Other benefits of walk-in showers include:

  • Choice between a shower door or shower curtain

  • Built-in or fold-up shower seats

  • Sturdy grab bars to hold onto or lean on

  • Adjustable handheld shower heads

A walk-in shower may also be a better option if you also live with other people who may find it more convenient to use than a walk-in bathtub.

Think About the Suitable Bathing Option for Aging in Place Too

You may also want a more accessible bath enclosure if you are aging in place at home or have some limited mobility or reduced strength. A seated bathing experience can be more comfortable and feel a little more luxurious.

Walk-in bathtubs offer this in spades with their innovative high-walled design and built-in seats. The tub is accessible by a swing-open door with low threshold entry. Once inside the bathtub, you can easily fill it with large, simple to use handles and adjustable controls.

Many walk-in tubs help soothe aching muscles and joints. These baths feature hydrotherapy jets, heated seats, water heaters, and many other options to increase your comfort. Some even boast aromatherapy and chromatherapy using underwater LED lights.

If you are searching for a more relaxed bathing routine that is still accessible, the walk-in bathtub provides it.

Choose Luxury Bath of Tampa Bay to Complete Your Bathroom Remodel

Whether you prefer a walk-in tub or a walk-in shower, Luxury Bath of Tampa Bay has a team of highly skilled, general contractors who can take care of installing it. We also offer fully customized bathroom remodels for Tampa area residents. You’ll be able to choose your preferred base styles and shades, wall surround patterns and colors, and even hardware types and finishes.

As an established BBB A+ rated bathroom remodeling company serving the Tampa Bay region, we also offer:

  • Bathroom Remodeling

  • Showers

  • Bathtubs

  • Conversions

If you are ready to upgrade your bathroom with a more accessible bathtub enclosure, give us a call. We’ll set up a free consultation and cost estimate with a bathroom specialist.