I am hoping that some of you may be experienced with walk-in bathtubs and can offer some advice. My husband and I have just downsized to a bungalow, with 2 bathrooms and bedrooms on the main floor, as well as a finished basement with another full bathroom. I had a beautiful soaker tub in the old house, which I used daily, and don't like the basic tub in the new place.
I am thinking of replacing the tub in one of the bathrooms with a walk-in tub with hydrotherapy (air, not jets) as we are both in our sixties and hope to stay here for some time. The problem is that our Canadian city is not well-served. We have contacted among others Safety-Step, Premiercare, and Safetytub. There are no showrooms, information is sparse and the products are hard to compare especially sight unseen. One company seems to have a much more active presence than the others, which is a consideration. All the tubs are very pricey and not easy on the eyes.
In terms of resale, as this is an adult bungalow in a small enclave of retired persons, I am not too worried about having this type of tub installed. However, given the issues above in sussing out the walk-in options and as I am still quite mobile I am wondering if I should just go for a "short-term" solution and get a nice air-jetted soaker. Any views?