universal design walk-in tub found at the 2011 International Builder's Show « »

Reinventing the Bathtub

Stemming from the universal design trend, this tub does away with the awkwardness of clambering in and out of the bathtub. Sit on the elevated bench, swing your feet into the drain trough, then lift up the wall. Once the wall locks in place, an air-filled gasket to seal in the water inflates automatically, and the tub is ready to fill. When you're finished, the tub drains in less than two minutes, after which you can lower the wall (sensors keep the wall from lowering with water in it). Integrated grab bars make it easy to get in and out.

About $8,775

Elevance Tub, Kohler
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