Shopping for Walk-in Tubs
For the elderly or disabled, getting in and out of a bathtub cam be risky, and even dangerous. Walk-in bath tubs are a great way to make bathing safer and easier, and walk-in baths for seniors are now more affordable than ever and may even be covered by insurace. There are several companies that offer walk-in bath tubs, but finding the right one for your needs requires some research, as well as consideration to your budget, space and personal needs. Keep reading to learn more about the top walk-in bathtub companies, and how to choose the walk-in tub that’s right for you!
If you’re looking to save the most money on your walk-in tub and want to see your options in person before your purchase, Home Depot is a great place to start. You can save even more if you or someone you know can do all or part of the installation, but Home Depot also offers great pricing on tub installations if you’d rather have your walk-in bathtub professionally installed. Home Depot has tons of options to choose from, so you can find the tub that suits your needs perfectly, from simple walk-in tubs to tubs that have jets and other amenities that make bathing more relaxing and enjoyable. Prices for walk-in tubs at Home Depot start at around $1,500 for a basic tub.
Similarly, Lowe’s is also a great place to find a walk-in bathtub at a great price, with the option for installation services, if you need or want them. Lowe’s has walk-in tubs starting at around $2,000 for a basic tub, but there are plenty of options for walk-in tubs with more features. Local Lowe’s stores have tubs on display, so you can find the style you like, but there may be more options on the Lowe’s website for you to choose from. If you see something online you like, Lowe’s will have the tub shipped to the store at no additional cost to you. Shipping to your home will cost extra, however, so choose store pick-up if possible, especially if you’re on a tight budget.
Finally, Menards offers a wide variety of walk-in tubs at a range of prices, with tubs available for those on just about any kind of budget. Tubs range in price from around $1,600 and up, with free shipping to a local store or to your home. When ordering online, however, be sure to measure carefully or have someone professionally measure the space you have available for you new walk-in tub. Since Menards does not typically offer installation services, you’ll need to find someone to do the install if you don’t plan on installing your new tub yourself.
If you suffer from painful arthritis or other chronic pain conditions, consider purchasing a tub that has jets, which can help relax sore muscles and ease pain. Hand-held attachments can also make bathing easier and more convenient. Depending on your insurance, you may be able to get reimbursed for the cost of your tub and the installation costs, but be sure to check with your insurance company before making your purchase.