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jemsander 09-22-2013 02:30 PM

Are there any bathtubs shaped more like a chair as opposed to a traditional tub?
 
Are there more comfortably designed bathtubs similar to the shape of a chair? Do radically different shapes of bathtubs exist? Recommendations for custom tub stores?

Tubafore 09-22-2013 03:03 PM

Kind of expensive but there are walk in tubs.

md2lgyk 09-22-2013 03:19 PM

Yes, they're out there. Just bring money - lots of money. My wife absolutely had to have a soaker tub in one of our bathrooms. The unit she picked was over $2,000, and it's not that fancy. The kicker? The thing is almost 3 feet deep, and with her bad knees, she has trouble getting into and out of it. So it almost never gets used. On top of that, it's an odd size so I can't just replace it with a standard tub without a bunch of work.

Live_Oak 09-22-2013 06:42 PM

Most people who are having difficulty with moving around prefer to give up tubs in favor of a nice walk in shower with a bench and grab bars. But, not everyone. I've done several full access bathrooms with walk in tubs. Just the tubs averaged around 6-10K with the different options. Two options that shouldn't be options are the quick drain and a heater. Because the door opens in (to be able to seal) you have to sit there until every bit of the water drains away. That can be a really chilly experience, so the quick drain minimizes that. And if you want a long soak, you need the supplemental heater.

md2lgyk 09-23-2013 08:00 AM

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Originally Posted by Live_Oak (Post 1245155)
Most people who are having difficulty with moving around prefer to give up tubs in favor of a nice walk in shower with a bench and grab bars.

This is what we did, though not specifically for ease of access (my wife designed the house and that's what she wanted). Our master bathroom has a walk-in shower with a bench seat, but no tub; the second bathroom, mentioned in my earlier post, has a tub but no shower. No grab bars yet, though I see them coming sooner or later.


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