A safe space to relax
If you’re thinking about renovations that will make your home more comfortable and prepare it for aging in place, don’t forget to include your bathroom. This is especially important if you own an older home.
“In older homes, fixtures and furnishings are outdated — and even worse, they’re often damaged or don’t function properly,” says Charlie Beeck, president of Tropical Plumbing and Bath. “Over time, wear and tear can include cracked commodes, corroded and rusting chrome fixtures, and broken tiles with dirty and missing grout — and that’s just for starters.”
REQUIRING SOME TLC
If the home was built more than 30 years ago, it is almost definitely in need of renovation.
Older bathrooms often include a dark, cramped stall shower or an ugly old tub, badly lit and stained with mildew. Bathrooms with leaky plumbing cause water heaters to work overtime, which raises electric bills. Drainage issues in sinks, showers and commodes can cause flooding.
Worst of all, deterioration in older bathrooms can be the cause of accidents.
“The majority of injuries in the home occur in the bathroom, and one-third of those injuries happen in the bathtub or shower,” Beeck says.
The team at Tropical Plumbing and Bath are known island-wide for beautiful, stylish bathrooms with safety features customized to the needs of homeowners. Each renovation starts with a free in-home consultation, and homeowners work with a remodeler to choose fixtures and furnishings, and set a schedule for the project.
“We can help you create the perfect bathroom for your needs and budget,” Beeck says.
Customized curb-less walk-in showers are the company’s most popular installation. Accessories include a selection of showerheads, as well as corner seats or benches, recessed shelves for personal care products, and tile and travertine finishes. Walk-in bath-tubs with built-in seats and backrests — many with luxurious hydrotherapy jets — are also available as part of a renovation.
“If you plan to enjoy your golden years in your own home, you will need a bathroom that is safe and accessible,” Beeck says.
As a licensed contracting company that specializes in complete bathroom renovations, Tropical Plumbing and Bath has received first place twice in Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s annual Hawaii’s Best program for its quality workmanship and excellent service. The business offers three decades of experience remodeling bathrooms. The company is currently offering a $1,500 discount on complete bathroom renovations. To arrange a free in-home consultation, call 808-847-0970.
Note: Tropical Plumbing and Bath is not affiliated or connected in any way with other companies using the name “Tropical.”
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