12:50PM | 06/28/06
Member Since: 06/27/06
3 lifetime posts
Hello all, I am starting the processing of renovating our house. Its 43 years old. The most expense renovation will be the bathrooms. In the upstairs portion of the house is my mother's bathroom. She is a senior and I would like to install a walk-in bathtub. Can anyone give me any feedback on these tubs?

On the lower-level, which is called the in-law apartment, which is where I live, I have a very small bathroom. 6ft wide by 10ft. I want to change the bathtub to something that I can soak in. (I'm 5'11") And I'm on a budget. The bathtub enclosure is an alcove. Measuring the length and width of the existing tub, the space is 60" x 30". So I need a tub that will fit into that space. However, I want a tub that is at least 27" deep. Any suggestions?

For the remaining fixtures in my bathroom, I am going with a pedestal sink, which I have and a toilet.

I my mother's bathroom, I know she will prefer a vanity. However, I am trying to convince her to go with a pedestal.

Thanks for your help



01:40PM | 06/29/06
Member Since: 01/24/06
1548 lifetime posts
I detest pedestal sinks as not only are they top heavy but where does one hide the towels and TP?

Besides the tub you may want to consider grab bars which a legitimate licensed plumbing contractor can help you pick out according to the ADA and barrier free requirements.

You should also consider a pressure and temperature balance type of shower body to prevent accidental scalding Delta makes a very decent product with an amazing guarantee.

The tub is a matter of choice and I would suggest you go to a plumbing supply or try the Internet and look at the various tubs available.

Good luck


03:06PM | 06/29/06
Member Since: 06/27/06
3 lifetime posts
Thanks Sylvan. I have a separate closet to stash towels and TP.

I have been checking the internet, which is where I got the idea for a soaking tub. I was wondering if anyone had a more personal contact for a tub supplier. I live in NYC and will travel to NJ, or CT.

Thanks for the other suggestions for my mother's bathroom.



01:07PM | 06/30/06
Member Since: 01/24/06
1548 lifetime posts
Why would anyone even consider going to NJ or for that matter to CT when the big apple has everything here.

Being in Riverdale (Still considered the BX) there are several thousand plumbing supply houses and that is just in Manhattan not including Da Bronx, Brooklyn and the other forgotten boughs.

Rather then going on the net think Yellow pages "plumbing supply" then look at various show rooms for example Davis and Warsaw and Central supply and Klausner and Solco and say Sylvan Tieger sent you.

(S. Tieger plumbing Bronx)

Then look at the various models they have to offer get a model number then price shop once you decide on color and manufacturer.

NYC has everything one can ever want including the best restaurants the world has to offer, so it stands to reason NYC sets the standards not only in plumbing codes but the local availability of fixtures.

NYC folks are spoiled rotten so don't dare settle look around and then decide and if you have any questions please feel free to contact me by phone or E mail.

Since you like the Internet try "Sylvan Tieger" on goggle or Yahoo and there you shall find me.

PS. I STILL LIKE A VANITY better I agree with your mom

Have a great holiday and make darn sure your contractor is a licensed master plumber fully insured as the license protects you not the LMP and demand to see the license as a bathroom is a very expensive room and you certainly want it installed properly the first time.



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