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Step in bath

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Ngaio1 Fri 26-Jul-19 21:28:23

I am having my house renovated - not before time - and want to start with the bathroom. I am having some difficulty in getting out of the bath now and, obviously, this is going to become worse.

It occurred to me that, if I am going to the expense of a new bath, I ought to consider a step-in model.

Has anyone any advice, please, on pitfalls to avoid and good experiences they have had. Recommendations (if allowed on Gransnet), would be much appreciated.

jura2 Fri 26-Jul-19 21:29:43

Personally I'd get rid of the bath and put a large walk-in shower.

Grannybags Fri 26-Jul-19 21:33:01

I agree with jura2 With a step in bath you'd have to sit in it and then wait for it to fill and again wait for it to empty before you can get out. I'd imagine it could get quite cold while waiting!

Jane10 Fri 26-Jul-19 21:54:37

We changed our bath to a large shower after my first knee replacement. Never regretted it.

tanith Fri 26-Jul-19 22:00:26

We had a large walk in shower when we couldn't manage the bath anymore. I love it. Much easier.

mcem Fri 26-Jul-19 22:01:28

Next week the bath goes and the shower will be installed. Since I broke my hip the bath has been a struggle. Couldn't be bothered with a walk-in bath for grannybags reasons.
Besides, walk-in baths are for old folk and I'm only 71!

MiniMoon Fri 26-Jul-19 22:20:23

I've got a redundant spa bath. The grandchildren love it when they have a sleepover though 🌊. I'd like a large shower with a seat along one side.