Safety is a priority in bathroom remodeling
Two-time winner of first place awards in Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s annual “Hawaii’s Best” awards program, Tropical Plumbing and Bath is a specialist in age-friendly bath renovations. Company president Charlie Beeck, named “Remodeler of the Year” by the Building Industry Association of Hawaii, notes that safety has become a priority among clients, not only seniors but generally homeowners looking to the future and “aging in place.”
“As the population ages, the percentage of home remodeling projects focused on improving accessibility, convenience and safety continues to increase,” Beeck says. “Statistics gathered by reporting agencies indicate that the vast majority of injuries in the home occur in the bathroom, and a third of the total are suffered while bathing or showering.
“We specialize in age-friendly bathroom design and fixtures, such as walk-in showers and bathtubs. However, every household’s needs are different, so we start each project with a free in-home consultation. Then we can personally assess the space and learn about the special needs of the client, whether there are concerns about the safety of household members due to loss of mobility due to accident, illness or simply aging.
“Once the selections are made, we set a schedule for the work and submit it for the client’s approval…and we are always available to provide advice and monitor the progress of the project until it is completed to their satisfaction.”
Beeck points out that walk-in showers and bathtubs are available with a variety of accessories and customized to the client’s specifications. Accessories for showers include a variety of sprays — overhead, rainshower, and hand-held with intensities ranging from gentle to massage — seating, compartments for soaps and shampoos, grab bars, and tile and travertine finishes. Extra-wide, barrier-free designs can be specified for wheelchair accessibility.
Additional renovations to improve bathroom safety include adjusting the height of counters and toilets and installation of grab bars and non-slip flooring in critical areas.
Beeck introduced walk-in bathtubs in Hawaii and has installed them in senior living facilities at Kuakini Medical Center, as well as in homes and apartments throughout Oahu.
As walk-in bathtubs continue to gain popularity, new styles, sizes and accessories have become available, including models that provide hydrotherapy.
These high-quality acrylic tubs are made in the USA and fully warrantied.
A $1,500 discount is offered on walk-in showers and walk-in bathtubs as well as on complete bathroom renovation.
A licensed contractor in Hawaii for three decades, Tropical Plumbing and Bath has remodeled hundreds of bathrooms in homes and apartments throughout Oahu and received testimonials from clients acknowledging the company’s high quality workmanship and reliability.
To arrange a free in-home consultation, call Tropical Plumbing and Bath at 808-847-0970.
Note: Tropical Plumbing and Bath is not affiliated or connected in any way 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 & BATH