A bathroom for all ages

By Hawaii Renovation Posted in: BathInteriorRemodelRenovating

Remodeling a bathroom in a multigenerational home takes careful planning. The safety and convenience of all household members need to be taken into consideration. Tropical Plumbing and Bath, a specialist in age-friendly bathroom design, offers free in home consultations with a bathroom remodeling specialist who can assess the available space, assist with choosing fixtures and accessories, and provide a preliminary design plan. “The bathroom has become the primary focus of aging-in-place residential remodeling,” says Tropical Plumbing and Bath president Charlie Beeck, a Building Industry Association Remodeler of the Year. “Bathrooms in single-family homes and condos are being transformed into comfortable, safe environments. Small spaces are being redesigned to accommodate fixtures that represent the latest technology. Walk-in, barrier-free showers are typically replacing old-style stall showers and bathtubs. They are our most popular installation and all are custom designed to meet the homeowner’s specifications.” Beeck noted that accessory options include compartments for soaps and shampoos, seats and a variety of sprays in hand-held and rain-shower styles. Grab bars are routinely installed in showers and as needed throughout the bathroom, as well as nonslip surfaces. Special features for wheelchair accessibility can also be specified. Walk-in bathtubs are another specialty of Tropical Plumbing and Bath. Beeck introduced walk-in bathtubs in Hawaii more than a decade ago and has installed them in homes and apartments throughout Oahu, as well as at Kuakini Medical Center. As walk-in bathtubs continue to gain in popularity, new styles and accessories have become available.

Tropical’s quality-engineered, fully warrantied acrylic tubs include grab bars, seats, headrests, easy-turn lever-style faucets, and hand-held sprays as standard features. There are also models that provide hydrotherapy. A $1,500 discount is currently offered on walk-in showers and walk-in bathtubs, as well as on complete bathroom remodeling.

A licensed contractor in Hawaii for nearly 25 years, Tropical Plumbing and Bath is a one-stop-shop providing all bathroom remodeling services, including plumbing and structural alterations. Consequently, customers know they have a knowledgeable, responsive contact for all phases of their project. Tropical Plumbing and Bath has received two Honolulu Star-Advertiser “Hawaii’s Best” first place awards. Satisfied customers have expressed their satisfaction with the company’s quality workmanship and reliability in testimonial letters (see inset). To make an appointment for a free in-home consultation, please call Tropical Plumbing and Bath at 808-847-0970.

Note: Tropical Plumbing and Bath is not affiliated or connected with other companies using the name “Tropical.”

“From the start, your user-friendly approach made the entire renovation process relatively painless. I greatly appreciate your prompt responses, your professional guidance when decisions needed to be made, and your discounts to help make the project more affordable. Your top-notch crew were focused, respectful, skillful, neat and motivated to do their very best. It was a pleasure to work with you. Without hesitation, I would highly recommend you and your team to anyone seeking to do a renovation.”

TROPICAL PLUMBING AND BATH
CONTACT 808-847-0970