Cut bathtub to walk-in and the importance of an accessible bathtub

Updated: Aug 28, 2019

Walk-in shower with safety bar installed

Do you have elders or someone with limited mobility in your family? Are you worried about the security and accessibility of your bathroom? If so, then cutting your bathtub for a walk-in shower conversion might be the solution, we have been doing walk-in bathtub conversions since the year 2004, and have successfully completed hundreds of projects.

We know how important it is for everyone to have appropriate safety in their bathroom, especially when there's a senior or someone with limited mobility in the family. One of the best options available for bathroom security is of course, having an accessible bathtub.

A bathtub to shower conversion will make stepping in and out of the shower safer for anyone using the bathroom, since you won't need to raise your feet as high as you would on a traditional tub.

How Can It Be Done?

The job is easy and hassle-free, it doesn't affect any existing infrastructure and most visits are completed within 1 hour. The process starts by cutting a section of the tub, and then installing a custom molded aesthetic-looking insert on the edge of the tub, allowing you to step in and out securely without having to worry about tripping and falling.

So let’s find out what are the benefits of a cut bathtub to walk-in.

Maximum Safety:

Did you know 81% of injury-related hospitalizations involving seniors in Canada during the 2017-2018 period were caused by falls? Being the bathroom one of the most dangerous places in the house, there is a high probability for an accident to occur while bathing. Slippery surfaces, tripping while entering the tub, suffering from mobility issues, or even losing balance while standing could cause severe injuries in elders or anyone using the bathroom, for that matter. A walk-in bathtub conversion would make bathing much easier. Additionally, safety bars and anti-slip grips would help even more in maximizing security.

Give Independence:

Physical limitations come with embarrassment and always hurt one’s dignity. No one wants to depend on others, especially while using the bathroom. Cutting your bathtub for a walk-in shower you can guarantee a safer and more pleasant bathing experience for your seniors or family members with limited mobility.

Walk-in bathtub conversion affordability:

We know everyone always wants to get more value out of their money, and there is nothing wrong with it! Good news is you don’t need to go for costly renovation plans to have a more accessible and safer bathroom. It’s not as costly as it seems, a complete conversion within the City of Calgary is $695 for most standard tubs, and the job is fast and straightforward.

In conclusion, our products will help everyone have a pleasant and safe experience while using the bathroom, without having to rely on the help of someone else, and you don't need to worry about completely remodeling your bathroom or paying large amounts of money just to improve accessibility.