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7 benefits of walk-in baths for an improved bathing experience

Posted by Adam Chard in Buying guides | 1 year ago 3 min read

Have you discovered the benefits of a walk-in bath yet? Take the plunge with us and see how an easy access bathtub could transform your life.

Bathing is an essential part of our daily routine and it can be even more important for those with mobility or accessibility issues. For many people, taking a bath can be a difficult and challenging experience, but walk-in baths can help make the experience much more enjoyable. Here are 7 benefits of walk-in baths for an improved bathing experience.

1. Increased safety

The most significant benefit of walk-in baths is the increased safety they provide. Traditional baths can be dangerous for those with mobility issues or limited dexterity, as they often require stepping over the edge of the tub, which can be slippery and difficult to navigate. Walk-in baths have low entry points and non-slip flooring, making it much safer to enter and exit the bath.

2. Improved comfort

Walk-in baths can come with built-in seating and can often accommodate people of different heights, making them much more comfortable for longer bathing sessions. The seats are ergonomically designed for comfort and support, and the bathtubs are often wider and deeper than traditional baths, providing plenty of room for a full body soak.

Bathroom with a walk-in bathtub

3. Easier access

Walk-in baths have a low entry threshold, making them much easier to access than traditional baths. This is especially beneficial for those with mobility issues or disabilities, as it eliminates the need to step over the edge of the bathtub.

4. Versatility

Walk-in baths come in a variety of styles, sizes and configurations, making them suitable for a range of different bathroom sizes and shapes. They can also be complemented with a variety of additional features, such as grab rails, adjustable shower heads and non-slip flooring, meaning they can accommodate a wide variety of different needs and requirements.

Bath grab rails

5. Improved hygiene

Walk-in baths are much easier to clean than traditional baths, as they have fewer nooks and crannies where dirt and bacteria can accumulate. This makes them a more hygienic option for those with mobility or accessibility issues, as they can be cleaned more easily, reducing the risk of infection or illness.

6. Relaxation

Walk-in baths are designed to provide a more relaxing and comfortable bathing experience. With adjustable water temperature and optional shower attachments, a long, relaxing soak is the perfect tonic for tired and sore muscles.

Orchard walk in P shaped shower bath with easy access right handed door and screen

7. Increased independence

Finally, walk-in baths can help to increase independence for those with mobility or accessibility issues. By eliminating the need for assistance to enter and exit the bath, they can help to improve confidence and independence, making bathing a much more enjoyable and fulfilling experience and costing less than you'd think.


In conclusion, walk-in baths offer a range of benefits for the elderly, along with those with mobility or accessibility issues, providing increased safety, comfort, versatility, hygiene, relaxation and independence. Whether you're looking for a more comfortable bathing experience or are in need of a safer and more accessible option, a walk-in bath may be the perfect solution for you.

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As part of our Independent Living range of accessible bathroom products, you'll find a superb selection of easy access walk-in baths. From conventional straight designs to shower baths and deep soak tubs, you'll find the perfect bathtub for your needs. Simply click below to begin browsing.

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Find out more about accessible bathrooms and Independent Living at Victoria Plum

If you're looking to discover more about accessible bathrooms, you'll find plenty of handy advice and inspiring ideas right here at Victoria Plum. We'll demonstrate how your bathroom can be both safe and accesible, with no compromise on style. Click below to visit our Independent Living hub.

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Author, Adam Chard

Posted by Adam Chard in Buying guides | 1 year ago

A born & raised West Countryman, now living on the Yorkshire Coast, for over 10 years Adam has been bringing home interior ideas to life at Victoria Plum. Adam’s favourite interior styles have been shaped by both urban and natural influences.

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