When it’s time to update your bathroom, it’s smart to think in the long-term—especially for the larger items such as a bathtub. Many homeowners are including accessible options in their bath renovations even if they don’t need such accommodations yet.

Whether someone in your home has limited mobility right now or not, a walk-in tub installation could be a smart choice for your Chicagoland home.

You might envision a cold, clinical tub when you think about walk-in bathtubs, but that doesn’t describe them all. Some provide a surprising level of comfort and luxury while also being a safer option for anyone with limited mobility.

If you’re updating your bathroom, here are some things to keep in mind before deciding against a walk-in tub:

  • If someone in your home has surgery or an injury, it will allow for independent bathing.
  • You’ll be able to safely host overnight guests with limited mobility.
  • As you age, you won’t have to make additional updates to your bathroom.

Benefits of a Walk-In Tub

If you or someone in your home doesn’t have limited mobility, chances are you’ve never looked into the features of this accessible solution, so some of the things they provide might surprise you. 

Walk-in tubs are:

Safe & Accessible

Sturdy grab bars, a low threshold, and easy-to-reach controls are some of the important safety features you’ll find on a walk-in tub.


Quality walk-in bathtubs are made from multi-layer acrylic that will provide a lifetime of easy maintenance performance.


A comfortable built-in seat makes bathing a pleasant experience.


Soothing hydrotherapy jets are an unexpected, yet welcome, touch.


You’ll have your choice of many styles and colors and your walk-in tub can be completely customized for your space.


A walk-in tub installation costs less than a traditional bathroom remodel, and there are options to suit just about any budget.

Planning a bathroom remodel? Contact Bath Planet of Chicagoland for more information about how a premium walk-in tub can enhance your renovation. Give us a call or fill out our online contact form to schedule a free design consultation with a bath renovation specialist.