Better baths for senior safety

By Hawaii Renovation Posted in: BathInterior

Getting in and out of the bathtub shouldn’t be an ar duous struggle.

Bathtubs present slick and uneven surfaces that create unsafe conditions for those with limited mobility. Island Bath Works offers walk-through bathtub conversions, a process in which the existing bathtub is modified by cutting out a portion and custom fabricating a seamless entryway allowing for an easy and safe step into the tub.

With service to all the islands, Island Bath Works’ bathtub conversion is a popular option for those wishing to remain independent. “Many homeowners commit to doing a walk-through bathtub conversion only after having an accident,” said Eric Thompson of Island Bath Works. “Our goal is to help people take the necessary preventative measures before it’s too late.”

With Island Bath Works’ unique tub modification system, an accessible bathtub can be created much more affordably and quicker than ever before.

“Traditionally, to build a walk-in shower or sit-in bathtub, the construction process can range anywhere from $12,000 to $15,000 on average, and take over a week to complete,” said Thompson. “Our unique tub conversion service will save approximately 80 percent of the traditional cost, while achieving a seamless, high-quality finish and maintaining a one day turn around time”

A walk-in tub modification involves one full day of work, with the tub ready for use the following night. It can be done on any type of bathtub ranging from fiberglass to cast iron and steel materials. “Most homes in Hawaii were built with high-quality cast iron bathtubs, so for those homes, it makes no sense to replace a functioning bathtub which was made to last for generations,” said Thompson.

Converted bathtubs offer a new level of safety for all users. The original high sides of the tub will be reduced to a curb as low as 4 inches high for easy step in access. Combined with wall mounted grab bars, concerns of tripping and falling are quickly washed away.

Island Bath Works also installs folding tub benches that are permanently mounted to the wall, and fold up for easy storage. They ensure durability of their tub conversions by guaranteeing a 10 year structural warranty as well as a five-year warranty on refinishing.

For more information or to arrange an appointment, call Island Bath Works at 468-8000 or visit IslandBathWorks.com.

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