Did you know that when someone over the age of 65 slips and falls, 80% of the time it happens in the bathroom? As we get older, bathing becomes more dangerous, thanks to the tripping hazard of stepping over the ledge of a tub or traditional shower. Installing a walk-in shower can instantly make your life easier.
Continue reading to learn more about the benefits of walk-in showers so you can decide if it’s the right option for your needs.
They’re Safe and Accessible
If you are starting to experience mobility restrictions as you get older, you’ll likely notice that bathing is not as easy as it used to be. When you add a walk-in shower to your bathroom, you can choose a low-threshold entry or even an option that is flush to the bathroom floor.
If you use a wheelchair, there are some walk-in shower options available that allow you to enter while in your chair, for maximum ease and safety. Perhaps best of all, walk-in showers are ideal for aging-in-place as they’re designed to be easy to use as you age and your needs change.
They’re Easy to Clean
Are you tired of spending countless hours scrubbing down your tub? Well, you’re in luck! One of the most convenient things about walk-in showers is that they are easy to clean. Unlike traditional bathtubs, there’s never standing water in a walk-in shower. This means it’s much less likely for the residue to build up from soap scum and hard water.
Beyond that, if you have a detachable showerhead, the glass walls are very easy to rinse down. With a walk-in shower, you can truly spend less time cleaning and more time enjoying your bathroom.
They Can Increase Your Home’s Value
Even if you don’t have mobility restrictions, walk-in showers are appealing because they can instantly make your bathroom look more luxurious. In turn, this can appeal to more potential buyers and increase your home’s value.
To maximize the impact on the value of your home, try to choose a neutral color palette for your walk-in shower that isn’t too trendy. This will help prevent it from looking dated in a few years.
Another reason that homeowners love walk-in showers is that you can customize them to fit your space. This starts with choosing colors that match your home’s overall aesthetic. But, the customizations don’t stop there! You can also choose features to make your walk-in shower more suited to your needs.
For example, you might add a built-in bench or seat so you can sit down while you bathe. Or, you might add built-in shelves so that all of your favorite bathroom products are within arm’s reach. Our Bathroom Buddy Remodeling team will help you design a walk-in shower that perfectly suits your needs.
Add a Walk-In Shower to Your Bathroom
Now that you’ve learned more about the benefits of a walk-in shower, why wait any longer to update your bathroom? Our team has decades of experience remodeling bathrooms relying on high-quality products and top-notch workmanship to bring our customers’ dreams to life. Contact us today to get a quote on your project!