Concerns about health and hygiene generated by the pandemic have focused attention on the condition and quality of bathing facilities in the home. Tropical Plumbing and Bath reports an increasing number of calls for bathroom renovations that include installation of walk-in showers, usually replacing old-fashioned stall showers or bathtubs.

“Walk-in showers are our most popular installation,” says Tropical Plumbing and Bath president Charlie Beeck. “They are designed to the owner’s specifications and installed both as part of a complete bathroom renovation or as single fixtures. Either way, we are currently offering a $1,500 discount.

“Homeowners want to make bathing as safe and convenient as possible for all household members, including those with mobility issues. What makes our walk-in showers unique is that they are all custom-designed and equipped to meet the specific needs of the client and fit their budget.”


Beeck advises that the best way to get started with a bathroom upgrade is to schedule a free in-home consultation with a Tropical Plumbing remodeler.

“You can meet right in your home with one of our designers who will assess the area and scope of work, discuss the family’s needs, including any special requirements for household members with physical challenges, choose the new fixtures to be installed, provide a preliminary budget and design plan, and set a time frame for completion,” Beeck says.

Beeck points out that walk-in showers can be equipped with a variety of accessories. These include hand-held and rainshower-style sprays, compartments for soaps and shampoos, grab bars, and seats. They can be as large andluxuriousasthespaceand budget will allow. Special designs are available for wheelchair accessibility. A licensed contractor, Tropical Plumbing handles all phases of bathroom remodeling, including structural alterations and plumbing required by the new fixtures. Age-friendly designs are a specialty. A Building Industry Association “Remodeler of the Year,” Beeck pioneered walk-in bathtubs in Hawaii over a decade ago and has installed them in many multigenerational homes on Oahu, as well as in senior living facilities at Kuakini Medical Center. A $1,500 discount is also applicable to walk-in bathtubs. Tropical Plumbing and Bath has received two Honolulu Star-Advertiser “Hawaii’s Best” first- place awards. Their high-quality workmanship and professionalism have been praised by satisfied clients in testimonials (see inset).

To make an appointment for a free in-home consultation, please call Tropical Plumbing and Bath at 808-847-0970.

“Tropical Plumbing and Bath remodeled my condominium’s master bath and guest bath. The tub in the master bath was removed and now I have a beautiful walk-in shower. The guys did an excellent job in the shortest amount of time — on time, and thoroughly cleaned up the debris. I was thrilled with the end result and almost want to pat myself on the back for choosing Tropical Plumbing and Bath! Their obvious expertise and quality of work is simply outstanding.”

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