Who ever said walk in bathtubs were only for people who could not shower on their own? Yes, while it is true that these tubs are extremely effective for elderly persons and those with injuries that prevent them from being able to step over a bathtub to get into it and take a shower. But increasingly, homeowners are veering toward walk in bathtubs. Why, you ask? Primarily because walk in bathtubs up the resale value of any home. Whereas traditional bathtubs are interesting for certain folks, almost everyone likes the walk in varieties because they are simpler to use and allow homeowners to age in place, however old they are now. It also is because many of today’s walk in tubs are made using state-of-the-art technologies. This includes every element of the tubs, from the shower nozzles to the antibacterial properties added to the finishing touches available.