Handicap Accessibility Convert A Bathtub To Walk-in Shower
Standard bathtubs present a problem for the disabled and handicap persons. For those with limited mobility stepping into a regular bathtub is a challenge due to the height of the front facia of the bathtub. For this reason entering a bathtub can be dangerous for the elderly, handicapped and disabled.
There is a solution to this problem that is very affordable it is called a “Bathtub Cut Out.” A standard bathtub is converted to a walkin shower by cutting out the front section of the bathtub then the tub is either retrofitted with a insert kit or seamlessly reformed with a new opening.
Step Thru Bathtub Access
The newly converted bathtub is painted and normally available for use the next day. Tub cuts can be peformed on fiberglass, steel bathtubs, and acrylic tubs by professional bathtub refinishing companies and contractors. Installers can help the disabled stay in their home by making their bathrooms safer.
The step-thru access can be any size depending on the customers needs allowing the handicapped to bathe with dignity. Another great feature is that a tub cut is completely reversible if at a later time the bathtub needs to be retored to it’s original condition as long as the bathtub cut-out section has been saved and stored properly.
Bathtub Conversion Cost
The cost to have a bathtub converted to a walk-in shower is in the range of $500-$1000 depending on the size of the bathtub and how large of an opening is required. Compared to a new handicap accessible bathtub at $5000 the savings are huge. There is no messy construction required and the bathtub may be used in 24 hours.
The Bathtub Refinishing Referral Network can refer you to a handicap bathtub retrofit company, professional refinisher or installation contractor that performs this type of service just about anywhere in the United States. If interested you can give us a call or email your request and a member of our staff will send you a referral.