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|Do We Really Need All Of The Bells & Whistles?|
Buddy Guy adds: “Why did they keep changing guitars and amplifiers when they were perfect? They did the same things with cars, if you ask me. They forgot how to make them right, because they focused on style and bells and whistles.”
Tub King remarks: – “Now they even put lights inside the tubs for the elderly. The bathroom is lit already. Besides, I’d think it could potentially be an electrical hazard.”
Nicole Kidman shares: “I think candlelight is the most beautiful light there is and there’s something very spiritual about it.”
Suki Waterhouse agrees: “I can stay in the bath for, well, the longest has been seven or eight hours. I get completely set up with my laptop so I can watch ‘The Sopranos,’ put out some scented candles, music. I have a towel nearby so I can dry my hand to change the music or the TV. I make a little heaven for myself. And then I just refill and refill.”
Traci Bingham says: “I love to be in my bathroom with my candles lit, morning, noon and night.”
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Diane Ackerman says: “Nothing is more memorable than a smell. One scent can be unexpected, momentary and fleeting, yet conjure up a childhood summer beside a lake in the mountains.”
Jared Padalecki declares: “I love cookies baking. During the winter, they have these candles that smell like cookies, and I always buy like a hundred of them.”
Tub King asserts: “My grandma used to call all of those unnecessary ‘bells & whistles’ useless thingamajigs and costly contraptions. Just another thing she felt would break down,”
Richard Chamberlain advises: “I’ve learned, I think, to be able to distinguish between the necessary and the unnecessary….. Saying ‘no’ politely is a necessity if one wants to lead any kind of stable life”.
Tub King asks: “So, you are in agreement? Tub King should focus on the necessities of the tub and only potentially bring on a ‘bells & whistles’ model if its customer base demands it and it is proven safe? It is after all, one of the reasons our products are a fraction of the cost of our walk-in tub competition. We focus on providing a high quality product at very affordable pricing.”
Demetri Marin concurs: “I am completely attracted to the idea of simplicity, or at least removing things that seem unnecessary when trying to get an idea out there.”
Peace Pilgrim pitches in: “Unnecessary possessions are unnecessary burdens. If you have them, you have to take care of them! There is great freedom in simplicity of living. It is those who have enough but not too much who are the happiest.”
|Tub King’s Seaspray Model Walkin Bathtub|
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Did you know that dull kitchen knives are actually more dangerous than sharp ones. Why? Because they are more likely to slip while applying pressure.
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- In 2010, direct medical costs related to falls were $30 billion.
- One out of every three adults aged 65 and older fall every year.
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- In 2010, 2.3 million fall injuries among older adults were treated in emergency rooms.
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We recently had a customer walk into our showroom with a rather unusual request… or was it? They wanted to purchase one of our Slipper Tubs. They loved the beautifully elegant, white porcelain and the solid cast iron exterior that was designed to last a lifetime. They chose the Slipper Tub because of the 19thcentury look. With the high slopping back and large brushed nickel legs, the customer’s eyes registered “love at first sight.”
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But that was not the unusual part. They then asked if they could also seeour Walk-in Tubs. Now typically a stroll around a Walk-in tub would be considered for someone who has mobility limitations. That would include those with injuries, loss of motion, or the elderly who are more likely to fall while getting into or out of a bathtub. But this couple was still young by most standards, only in their 40s. They had no health issues, so the idea of considering a walk in around tub seemed a bit pre-mature.
Then they explained. “We are building a new home, our dream home, and we plan to be there through our senior years. It would be a lot easier to go ahead and install this in a guest room so that we don’t have to do any demolition later. It will save us money and also serve a purpose until we’re older.” The purpose they were talking about made sense. They were going to use it to relax and treat tired aching muscles. Both of them enjoyed working outside. This meant a lot of bending and stooping. Plus, if they had ever suffered some muscular injury or have to rehab after a hospital stay, it would come in very handy. So they bought both: a cast iron, porcelain Slipper Tub and a Walk in Tub.
We are all familiar with how important it is to plan for the unknown. That’s why a smart family will invest in life insurance, disability insurance and a plan that offers retirement income. So why shouldn’t that apply to future needs in your bath. The Walk in Tub provides safety features to eliminate the likelihood of falling or even the fear of falling. They have slip resistant seats and floors, grab bars, an entry door on the tub with a low threshold. The step up is only six inches. The faucet, drain and controls are within easy reach, along with air jets, water jets, and even a heater.
The Slipper Tub they purchased would provide many years of fun and relaxation. Plus, it will also be a
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beautiful decoration for any bathroom. The outside can even come in colors to accent the other colors in the bath. A guest who visits will no doubt praise the beauty of their bathroom featuring their new elegant slipper tub. Their children will love it as well as future grandchildren. Kids love playing in claw foot tubs. But, when it becomes too much of a challenge for them to get in and out of that claw foot tub, then the Walk-inn Tub becomes the perfect solution.
They won’t have to worry about having difficulty getting in and out of their walk in tub and they will most certainly be able to appreciate all the therapeutic benefits as well as the safety features as they have. And best of all they will never have to do any demolition in either of their bathrooms because they planned ahead for their golden years.
So remember, it’s not too early to plan for a perfect house. A little forethought, research and advanced planning can go a long way to making your dream home a reality. If you’re thinking about building your dream home, consider the Slipper Tub and the Walk-in Tub, they are a good match for now and later.
In this article, I discussed how a couple in their 40s were able to complete their dream home by planning for and adding both a Claw Foot tub and a Walk-in tub. Even though this couple was relatively young, they had the forethought to plan ahead for their golden years. I explained how a little planning and research made it possible for them to have the best of both worlds.
Until next time.
Alan and Kerry Knight are the owners of Tub King, Inc., and SeniorBathtub.com in Jacksonville, Florida. Together they have many years of experience in the antique and senior bathtub industries. Their companies not only provide superior products, they are also award winners, receiving the “Best of Jacksonville Chamber Award” three years running. If you would like to contact them, call (800) 409-3375 or (800) 843-4231; or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.