Home Advisor Walk-in Tubs Review

Sarah Badani

In a Nutshell

HomeAdvisor is a digital platform that provides users with home improvement tools and resources and connects homeowners with prescreened local professionals for any project—including finding a walk-in bathtub. With HomeAdvisor, users can view the average cost of walk-in bathtubs, learn about different features, and book installation or receive quotes from multiple professionals online.

pros

  • Range of walk-in bathtub choices
  • Receive multiple quotes quickly
  • Access to numerous educational resources

cons

  • Does not supply service directly
  • Users may receive marketing calls
  • Contractors should still be researched

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HomeAdvisor at a Glance

Best for

Getting multiple quotes quickly

Average price range

$4,000 - $8,500

Warranty

Available from manufacturer

Therapy types

All types available

Main safety features

Anti-slip, grab bars, anti-scald, and more.

Tub Types

There are many types of walk-in tubs with various features depending on your specific needs and preferences. HomeAdvisor provides resources and information to help you decide what walk-in bathtub is best for you and also connects you with local professionals who can get the job done. Here are some of the tub types that HomeAdvisor network professionals can offer:

  • Standard walk-in tubs are not that different from regular bathtubs, except they are deeper and have a sealing door on the side to facilitate easy access. These tubs will likely also be equipped with a seat, grab bars, and other basic safety features.

  • Tub and shower combo tubs include a showerhead and let users stand up or sit while bathing for more versatility.

  • Long laydown tubs are more expensive and bigger than standard tubs to let you lay down or sit. While these tubs are spacious and comfortable, they may require a bathtub remodel to allow installation.

  • Hydrotherapy or whirlpool air therapy jets are added to many walk-in bathtubs, delivering healing massages while bathing. This option is more expensive but offers a therapeutic experience for individuals experiencing muscle pain and stiffness.

  • Bariatric walk-in bathtubs are larger and wider than standard tubs to accommodate obese individuals, those with limited mobility, and wheelchairs. Most walk-in bathtubs have doors that open inward to save on space, however, wheelchair accessible tubs will be fitted with doors that open outward to help people get in and out more easily.

Pricing

Most walk-in bathtubs on the market will cost between $1,500 and $5,000 for a basic model and up to $10,000 for larger tubs with more special features. Contact a walk-in bathtub professional in your area through HomeAdvisor to receive multiple quotes.

Walk-in Bathtub Type
Price Range

Standard Tub

$1,500 - $5,000

Tub and Shower Combo

$2,500 - $6,000

Laydown Tubs

$3,000 - $7,000

Hydrotherapy Water Jet

$5,000 - $7,000

Whirlpool Air Jet

$5,000 - $9,000

Bariatric/Handicap Accessible

$5,000 - $10,000

Testimonials

“I can't believe how easy this works. I scheduled a couple of appointments through HomeAdvisor. Home Advisor followed up with reminders and even with confirming that the company reps showed up. I don't think that it couldn't have been any easier or worked out any better. Bravo!” -Jim, Sun City West, AZ

“HomeAdvisor was easy, efficient and they followed up with a call after service. I was impressed that they do background checks on all companies that they refer to the consumer. I will use them for referrals for all of my household project needs.” Shaun, Patterson, CA

“I have used Home Advisor numerous times and found the web site is easy to navigate and choices easy to make by simply checking a box. In every case, I have received immediate responses and at least three "bids" on my jobs. In every case, when I do hire one of the companies, they have done a quality job. I believe this is a valuable service to homeowners in need of residential repairs.” -Steve

Walk-in Tub Features

Aside from the range of standard tub types, walk-in bathtubs can be equipped with a variety of features. These may either be safety features or add-ons to make the bathing experience more therapeutic or luxurious.

Safety features are available in most walk-in bathtub models and give users ease of access, security, and comfort when bathing. Many of these are customizable, so discuss what will work best for you with the HomeAdvisor partner contractors you connect with to make sure you get the best features for your money:

  • Anti-slip coated shower seats

  • Textured, anti-slip floors

  • Handrails and grab bars

  • Water temperature controls to prevent scalding

  • Low entry step

  • Leak-proof doors

Aside from safety features, you will likely be able to choose from a variety of additional features to make your walk-in bathtub a complete experience.

  • Self-cleaning

  • Seat and towel heater

  • Rapid-fill and rapid-draining

  • Therapeutic massage features

  • Aromatherapy and chromotherapy

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Walk-in Tub Installation

Once you have found the right walk-in bathtub provider, you will need to arrange installation. Since the tubs are larger than standard tubs and require additional plumbing and electricity, it is highly recommended to use professional installers and not attempt to do the work yourself. HomeAdvisor can connect you with the right people for the job.

Many walk-in bathtub companies have their own teams of technicians specializing in installation, but you may need to find a plumber otherwise. In addition, depending on your current bathroom, you may need to remodel the space in order to accommodate your new tub. Installers will often remove your old bathtub, but make sure to verify what is included before you commit.

Warranty

HomeAdvisor does not offer warranties on products or labor secured through its matching platform. However, if you have questions or concerns, the company can be contacted via the toll-free phone number or live chat. In addition, the site hosts a wealth of resources to help consumers better understand what is involved in purchasing and installing a walk-in bathtub.

Every company and installer will offer its own warranty. Depending on the type, features, and brand, your tub may be under warranty for as little as one year or for more than five years. Make sure to look over the warranty and conditions before committing.

Sarah Badani has extensive research and review experience in the finance industry. With a degree in psychology and education, she brings a level of depth and understanding to her writing along with her own flavor to spice up each topic in a unique and inviting way.

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