Walk-tubs are a great option for those who have difficulty getting into and out of bathtubs. They provide you a sense of security so you can take your bath in peace. Our team here at HBK Construction is here to install walk-in tubs to people throughout the greater Melbourne area.
What is a Walk-In Tub
A walk-in tub is a bathtub with a watertight door that allows you to step into the tub over a low threshold to increase safety while getting into the bath. The door closes, the tub fills with water. When you are done with the bath, the water will drain, allowing you to open the door and step out safely.
There’s a wide range of models and configurations available to meet the needs of almost every customer and housing situation. Usually, these tubs will go in a corner in your bathroom or will replace your old tub. There are even walk-in tubs available for easy transfer from a wheelchair to the tub seat.
Benefits of a Walk-In Tub
Walk-in tubs are common for those remodeling their homes to revolve around safety, specifically preventing falls. This is because walk-in tubs are much safer for those who are at risk of failing than regular tubs or showers. You can easily get in and out without having to worry about slipping. Here are some benefits of walk-in tubs:
- Safety – Over a-third of adults over the age of 65 fall each year and over 80% do so in the bathroom. Walk-in tubs can greatly reduce falls
- Features – Walk-in tubs can offer far more features than regular bathtubs and showers. These tubs combine over tub seats, add-on handrails, anti-scald valves, and non-slip flooring
- Hydrotherapy – Warm water can reduce certain aches and pains. It can also increase the speed of healing of certain injuries. Walk-in tubs allow the user to soak in deeper warm water
- Comparable water usage – Many people think, due to the nature of the walk-in tub, that it requires more water to fill up. However, a standard tub requires 42-80 gallons while a walk-in tub requires 50
There are many benefits to adding a walk-in tub to your bathroom. If you’re remodeling your house to focus on safety, adding one of these to your bathroom is a no brainer.
Our Recent Projects
We recently helped one of our clients in Melbourne make their home safer by adding a walk-in tub to their bathroom. The project took us very little time and our client was able to enjoy his new tub almost instantly. We even made sure that the tub matched the aesthetic of the bathroom to maintain the style of the room.
We can add walk-in tubs to your bathroom regardless of the size or configuration. Most of our clients request that we replace their former tub with a new walk-in tub. We can also add tubs to the corner of your room or in some cases, take down some walls to create space for the new tub.
Walk-In Tub Installation in Melbourne
Our team is proud of the services we offer to the people of Melbourne, and the surrounding communities. We are a family-owned and operated business with over 20-years of experience in the area. There is no problem, big or small, that we can’t handle!
If you’re in need of general contractor services, give us a call and we can provide you with a free consultation and a free estimate. We are fully licensed and bonded. In addition, we are proud to have some of the best ratings in Melbourne, and we offer an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.
If you’re looking to make your home a safer place then we’re ready to help. Our team here at HBK Construction offers walk-in tub installation services on top of the other great general contractor services we offer. If you’re in Melbourne area, give us a call today and we can help you!
HBK Constructions – Home, Bathroom & Kitchen Renovations Melbourne
50 Fitzgerald Road,
Hallam VIC 3803
(03) 7038 3595