31 May 2019
There are many different types of walk-in baths which can impact how much a walk-in bath costs, how each type of walk-in bath works and the optional extras or upgrades available to you.
There are also other specialist disabled baths available however in this article we will be focusing solely on those that offer a ‘walk-in’ facility.
In this detailed article we’ll highlight cost, extras and instructions for use. When it comes to walk-in baths you typically have the following options:
The full length walk-in baths we offer come in five variations:
The full length walk-in bath and full length walk-in bath with integrated seat both cover a standard bath footprint. This makes them ideal for most bathrooms. A simple but elegant shape both feature slip resistant surfaces and incorporate BioCote antimicrobial technology.
In terms of features, the standard full length walk-in bath has been designed for those who prefer a low-level access but can sit and stand unaided. The full length walk-in bath with integrated powered seat has been designed to make getting in and out of the bath easier, helping users maintain their independence.
For safety the full length walk-in bath with integrated powered seat has the reassurance of a battery backup for the seat controls. To try before you buy we have a fully functioning display model of the full length walk-in bath with integrated powered seat in our Leeds Mobility Bathroom Showroom.
The full length walk-in shower bath and full length walk-in shower bath with integrated seat offers a versatile bathing and showering experience.
With a ‘P-shaped footprint’ the walk-in shower bath offers plenty of space to lie-down and ample room for showering. With the added option of an integrated powered seat, which is removable, the walk-in shower bath offers a superb bathing experience for every user. Especially those who find lowering themselves into a conventional bath difficult.
In terms of extras, the full length walk-in shower baths, with or without seat, is available with a wide range of options.
If you’re wanting to find out more we have the full length walk-in shower bath with integrated powered seat on display in our Harrogate Accessible Bathroom Showroom.
The easy riser walk-in bath with integrated reclining powered seat has been designed to cover a standard bath footprint, making it ideal for most bathrooms.
Built with comfort and safety in mind the easy riser features an ergonomic backrest built into the seat which allows the user to recline smoothly into a relaxing position. Uniquely supportive, the reclining seat really comes into its own if you find sitting back up a struggle. The backrest gently lifts you back into a seated position.
In addition to the reassurance of a battery backup for the seat controls and a slip resistant surface, the easy riser is also available with:
Due to their many options, full length walk-in baths can vary in cost quite significantly. Ranging from £1,500 for a standard full length walk-in bath with no seat up to £5,800 for an all singing, all dancing easy riser walk-in bath.
Full length walk-in shower baths can range from £2,000 up to £3,900 depending on the optional extras and upgrades you choose i.e. whether you opt for an integrated powered seat.
The maxi walk-in baths we offer come in two variations:
All variations of the maxi walk in bath offer extra breadth and legroom for a relaxed, seated bathing experience. These baths are more compact in length, and built with an upright tub type appeal. In addition, they have similar extras to the full length walk-in bath. The maxi walk-in bath also offers a heated seat option.
the Tall and Wide Maxi Walk-in Bath measures 1315mm in length, 765mm in width and 1015mm in height. This version offers a deeper bathing experience with plenty of internal space. Incorporating a built in, static, supportive seat and plenty of legroom, the left or right hand hinged door options means this particularly walk-in bath suits most bathroom layouts.
An impressively sized maxi walk-in bath the big and bold variation is the longest and broadest in the maxi range measuring 1365mm in length, 835mm in width and 990mm in height. With a wide access door to boot the big and bold maxi walk-in bath is ideal for a comfortable deep soak whilst sat in an upright position.
Ranging from £1,900 for the tall and wide maxi walk-in bath to £2,100 for the big and bold option, there’s very little difference in price when it comes to how much a maxi walk-in bath costs. A direct result of no electrical requirements due to the seat being static, means a cheaper installation cost too.
All that said the amount of available space, personal preference and individual bathing requirements will undoubtedly decide which option you choose.
There are four options in the Midi Walk-in Bath range. The main difference between them all is the variations in length, width and height for both bath and step threshold. All featuring a static seat, these midi sized walk-in baths still offer plenty of bathing space and are perfect for medium sized spaces.
Your size options and midi walk-in bath cost are as follows:
There also a great range of optional extras including:
Compact walk-in baths offer a chest deep relaxing bathing experience. These are half the size of a conventional bath and comes in two length variations. These compact baths fit almost anywhere, even in that small en-suite you thought was only ever big enough for a shower.
You have a choice of front or side entry which allows this neat walk-in bath to be installed in the smallest alcove. This makes the greatest use of the most awkward space.
The Compact Walk-in Bath features:
This makes for a safe, stylish and unobtrusive design.
The cost depends on length and access requirements. There are two very similar designs, and very little variation in how much a compact walk-in bath costs.
There are many benefits to a walk-in bath, regardless of which type you choose, and truth be told all walk-in baths work in a very similar way. Ultimately the main pitfall is that you have to first enter the bath before you can fill it and then have to let it empty before you can open the door and get out.
In any instance, there is a step up entry requirement for all walk-in baths. However, some of the options discussed in this article offer a lower entry threshold.
Aside from the above, the only other variation as to how a walk-in baths works depends on whether you opt for a walk-in bath with a static or powered assisted seat. If you go for a walk-in bath with integrated powered seat then you will typically have a set of controls on the side of the bath. One which will raise the seat and then another which will lower it in a push button fashion.
And there you have it. This concludes our in depth overview of the many different types of walk-in baths, associated walk-in bath costs and how each type of walk-in bath works inclusive of optional extras and upgrades.
To summarise, as great as they are, walk-in baths are not suitable for all. We would always strongly encourage you to visit a showroom to gain further insight, knowledge and try before you buy.
We have two showrooms in the Yorkshire region, both of which feature a walk-in bath for you to trial.
More Ability, part of the Passmore Group, is Yorkshires only 5* rated bathroom adaptation company. Specialising in accessible, mobility and disabled bathroom solutions we are extremely proud of the exceptional service we continuously deliver from design right through to installation and after care. Whether you want a future proofed solution or require a more specialist adaptation in order to remain independent at home More Ability can help create a safe space to bathe for you or your loved ones.