The concept of a walk-in bathtub is a really fascinating one. Many people would think as what actually is a walk-in bathtub. To clear all their doubts and queries, walk-in bathtubs have doors attached to them. This is particularly convenient for the elderly members in the family who have problems in moving from one place to another comfortably and for some babies who do not like to be put in the bathtub directly. These bathtubs are becoming very popular with people for different reasons.
However, there are some drawbacks in these kinds of bathtubs as well. It is not possible to have the bathtub filled up until and unless the door is closed completely. Again after the shower is over, some time has to be given so that the water in the bathtub can drain out completely. Only after that the door of the bathtub can be open. The problem that might come at this time is that in the winters the person might chill before and after taking the bath. Also this is a time taking process and will not be helpful for people in a hurry.
In spite of the problems, here are some handy tips that will definitely help the users to keep warm and comfortable in a walk-in bathtub after and before the shower:
Use warm towels for wrapping after a shower
This is probably the easiest way of staying warm and comfortable after a bath in a walk-in bathtub. Many of the houses have heated towel rails so that the towels in the bathroom remain warm and comfortable. These are one of the most common accessories that are used in many bathrooms nowadays and are particularly popular in areas where winters are extremely cold and chilly. Towel rails are available in different varieties, patterns and styles and you can select the one as per your budgets and your needs. Most of these rail are affordable and a great accessory for any bathroom.
Look for walk-in bathtubs that contains less water
It is very important to decide the right size of the walk-in bathtub for your bathroom. Larger the walk-in bathroom, greater will be the time taken to fill up the tub as well as to drain out the entire water so that the person can come out of the tub. This might be painful for an old person and he might catch a cold in the process. Therefore it is better to go for walk-in bathtubs that have low water capacity so that they can be filled and drained fast. It is also less expensive to operate these bathtubs.
Heat lamp over the bathtub can help to keep warm
For keeping the entire bathroom warm and particularly the person taking bath in the walk-in bathtub warm, installing a heat lamp over the bathtub is a great idea. Infra red heating is activated in many lights that help in keeping the place warm. These light help in heating the place instantly and both the water in the bathtub and the person taking bath benefit from the heat.
About The Author
Jenny Taylor is a plumbing expert. He says having perfect shower fittings makes your shower experience hassle free. He also gets his all plumbing material from victorianplumbing.co.uk.
Originally posted on August 20, 2012 @ 11:19 am