If upgrading your home environment is a goal for the new year, what better place to start than the bathroom. The status of the bathroom as “the most neglected room in the house” has changed.

Homeowners who are remodeling are making better use of space in existing bathrooms and enlarging the room to accommodate new fixtures and appliances wherever possible. Working with a professional, experienced bathroom-remodeling contractor is essential to ensure a successful project.


Tropical Plumbing & Bath is a “one-stop-shop” with the capability to handle all phases of a bathroom-remodeling project, from design to installation, including any new plumbing required, plus sales and service. They can acquaint the client with all the innovations in fixtures and finishes on the market today.

First-place winner in Honolulu Star-Advertiser‘s “Hawaii’s Best” Awards, Tropical offers free, on-site consultation to homeowners, whether the project is major remodeling or upgrading with new fixtures, such as walk-in bathtubs and showers, a company specialty. Company president Charlie Beeck, named “Remodeler of the Year” by the Building Industry Association, recognized an emerging need for “age-friendly” bathrooms when he introduced walk-in tubs in Hawaii more than a decade ago.

“People are living longer, are more health-conscious than ever before, and consequently converting their bathrooms into a more ‘spa like’ environment,” Beeck said. “They also may be concerned about the safety and convenience of family members with lessened mobility, whether due to age or accident. They may opt for a walk-in bathtub so these individuals can bathe independently and safely without fear of falling.


“Walk-in showers have become one of our most popular installations, often replacing old fashioned stall showers … they are larger, more open, with built-in seating, often with a variety of special shower heads, and some are entirely barrier free and wheelchair accessible. We are also installing grab bars with the necessary blocking in various bathroom areas, and, as licensed contractors, we understand the structural modifications all these fixtures and accessories require.”

Beeck noted that the walk-in tubs Tropical sells, installs, and services are all high quality and American-made. They are available with an assortment of features and accessories, including 80-second, dual-drain technology, stainless steel frame, seats, head rests, hydrotherapy jets, air massage, inline water heater to maintain temperature throughout the tub, hand-held shower, easy-turn faucets, and grab bars. For a limited time, a special accessory — a seat heater — will be included at no charge with the purchase of a tub.

For more information or a free on-site consultation, call Tropical Plumbing & Bath at 847-0970.

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