The bathroom has become the primary focus of aging-in-place residential remodeling. Once “the most neglected room in the house,” bathrooms in single family homes and condos are now being transformed into comfortable, stylish, and safe environments for family members of all ages.
Tropical Plumbing & Bath is a “one stop shop” for design and construction of age-friendly bathrooms, as well as sales and installation of walk-in bathtubs and showers.
Company president Charlie Beeck, a Building Industry Association “Remodeler of the Year,” commented, “Now, with these innovations in fixtures, such as the walk-in tub and barrier-free showers, seniors, including those with limited mobility, can bathe safely and comfortably without assistance. Also, members of the household whose work or athletic pursuits create stiffness or sore muscles can take advantage of the various therapeutic features of our tubs and showers. Our installations are tailored to meet both the clients’ needs and budget.”
As a licensed Hawaii general contractor, Tropical handles every phase of the installation, from plumbing to final finishes. Their walk-in bathtubs and showers are top-quality brands made in the U.S.A. and available with a wide range of features. Beeck noted that, with the aging of the baby boomers, these tubs and showers are now routinely specified in renovations and additions in multigenerational homes.
“People today are very health conscious … they know the importance of maintaining good health at all ages,” Beeck said. “Walk-in tubs and showers are seen as a good investment in their future. Grab bars, seats, headrests, easy-turn lever style faucets, and built-in or hand-held showers are standard features. There are also models that provide hydrotherapy. Our bathroom remodeling specialists are available to meet with homeowners to discuss their specific needs and provide custom designs together with cost estimates.”