Walk-in tubs can be found easily when shopping around. Locally, there are several, if not countless stores or chains that will be selling walk-in tubs. Stores such as Lowes or Home Depot will often have a variety of tubs to select from. Brands such as American Standard, American Tubs, Bathing Solutions, Kohler, or Independent Living all can be found nation-wide in home maintenance stores or online offering a wide variety of options for the customer.
Home Depot offers several different make and models of walk-in tubs, ranging from Universal Tubs, Ella Walk-in Baths, American Standard, and Kohler, the options given to the consumer are of extreme variety and open to customization. Depending upon price range and budget, those shopping for walk-in tubs may want to make a set limit for spending and a list of desired qualities of the tub. Basic tubs, regardless of make, model, or seller, will be starting in the range of $2,000.
Kohler offers a basic walk in tub that has a five inch high rim, at a price of $2,641. This model is a very basic tub that is free of many amenities such as hydrotherapy jets or aromatherapy. This model is called the ‘UndersScore 5 in.”. Kohler is not the only brand to offer simple and decently priced walk-in tubs; American Standard offers a walk-in tub that is 4.25 inches in rim, and can be sold in models for either left-handed or right-handed people.
This tub is also basic like the UnderScore, but is a bit more expensive at $3,210. From this point on, the pricing is increased due to material used and details such as grab bars and textured flooring. Water-tight doors and steel frames are often overlooked details which bulk the pricing of walk-in tubs. American Standard offers these additions with a few different models such as their “Walk-In Bathtub with Quick Drain in White” or their “Right Drain Walk-In Soaking Tub in Acrylic”. These tubs are priced in the $5,000 range and may seem basic, but offer details that add to the safety and overall reliability of the tubs like the above mentioned.
Most walk in bathtubs will offer a variety of models and customization. It’s important to shop around for designs and desired door placement for necessary comfort to utilize the tub for its intended use. The shape and sizing of the doors which seal the tub closed are important to consider as it can affect the overall room and accessibility of the tub. A door that is too large for a smaller bathroom can cause issues and negatively interact with the user. A large bathroom is more applicable to any walk-in tub, but those with limited space should greatly consider looking into inward swinging door models, which are sold by nearly any distributor.