My office received a call from a Mrs. H, who lived in this home with her husband for nearly 50 years. She called and said her husband was having some difficulty getting in and out of the bathtub.
I visited the home and found the tub located in the very back of the house. It was the original tub from around 1943. As we talked, Mr. H mustered the courage to tell me what was really wrong. In our business we sometimes have very personal conversations, and this was no exception. Mr. H had developed some sores and one of them had been infected about 3 weeks earlier. He was in the hospital, and decidedly did not want to go back, even though the sponge baths “were ok, just once in a while.” Mrs. H decided to see if she could get some professional advice about what to do to make the bathroom more accessible.
Here’s where we started. The tub was too tall for Mr. H to use safely.
Besides accessibility, this was a tough area to maintain
Also, the exposed subfloor was dangerous and uncomfortable.
Frankly, this is one of my most satisfying remodels. We made an enormous difference to this customer’s quality of life. Mr. and Mrs. H are really good people, and I wish them the very best as they enjoy their new bathroom!
– Mr and Mrs H
As we sat down in the living room, we settled on the highest priorities:
Responding to these priorities, I proposed a walk-in tub remodel, with several important features: