There are many interesting facts about past and modern plumbing, including whirlpool shower baths that may interest you especially if you are considering remodeling your bathroom space. The first American patent for a toilet, which was called the “plunger closet”, was granted in 1857. While we have seen improvements in modern plumbing since then, across the world there are 2.5 billion people without access to safe sanitation. This includes 1 billion people who still must defecate in the open, and another 1 billion more who must use pit latrines.
When considering updating your bathroom, you may want to consider whirlpool show baths, and water efficient toilets. Before the 1950s, toilets used about seven gallons or more per flush. By the end of the 1960s, toilets were improved and designed to flush with only 5.5 gallons of water. By the 1980s, new toilets used only 3.5 gallons. Today, a new pressure assisted toilets uses no more than 1.6 gallons of water, which reflects much more water savings.
When considering the design of your new space, you may have to consider family members who have special needs. This is where adding a walk in tub or even walk in whirlpool shower baths can be beneficial. Walk in bathtubs allow you to bathe on your own unlike a traditional tub. These whirlpool shower baths also offer soothing and relaxing options such as that whirlpool and massaging action.
Whirlpool shower baths come in many variations including corner bathtubs that will allow you to save space. You may also want to consider adding accessible bathroom vanities and sinks for anyone with special needs. These sinks and cabinets can be lower than normal, allowing easier use for added bathroom safety for seniors.
You may have a Jack and Jill bathroom set up with the two doors that is accessible from two separate bedrooms. These can be very convenient for children and can still include whirlpool shower baths.
You may want to contact a contractor to help you design your new space to include whirlpool shower baths, modern toilets, or other features that you want. These contractors are very knowledgeable about style and bathroom design. You will love the end result that includes functional whirlpool shower baths and more!