Designing and remodeling bathrooms for “aging-in-place” and multigenerational living is a specialty of Tropical Plumbing & Bath. A one-stop-shop for design, sales and installation of bathroom upgrades, as well as affordably priced, allnew bathroom additions, Tropical Plumbing & Bath is Hawaii’s No. 1 resource for walk-in bathtubs and showers.

As walk-in bathtubs have continued to gain in popularity, new styles, sizes, accessories and features also have become available. Tropical Plumbing & Bath introduced new American-made brands of walk-in bathtubs in Hawaii nine years ago and continues to provide a variety of models in a wide price range.

“These fixtures are becoming an increasingly popular choice with the aging of the baby boomer generation,” said company president Charlie Beeck. “Homeowners routinely now specify these additions when building or remodeling homes for multigenerational living.

“People today are very health conscious … they know the importance of diet and exercise in maintaining good health at all ages,” continued Beeck, who also has been named Building Industry Association Remodeler of the Year in the past. “The segment of the population that we refer to as ‘the baby boomers’ is also concerned about convenience and safety in the home. Walk-in bathtubs are seen as a good investment in their future and that of aging family members, anyone in the home who might have to deal with a loss of mobility.”

Beeck, who has been a general contractor for two decades, also noted that walk-in bathtubs support independent living among older members of the household who may have needed assistance with bathing in a standard tub. Accessories such as grab bars, seats, head rests, easy-turn lever-style faucets, and built-in or hand-held showers are standard features.

There also are models that provide hydrotherapy to soothe tired muscles and soak away stiffness and stress.

To arrange a free in-home consultation for bathroom design alterations and installation of walk-in bathtub and shower systems, contact Tropical Plumbing & Bath at 847-0970.

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