The Four Types Of Bathtubs To Consider For Your Bathroom Renovation
Unwinding at the end of a long day in the tub is a wonderful luxury and a great addition to any bathroom renovation. If you want to add or replace a tub in your bathroom, there are some really great options to choose from. Each option has
1. Freestanding Bathtubs:
Freestanding tubs are available in clawfoot and slipper. Clawfoot tubs are more traditional, while slipper tubs are more modern. Freestanding tubs are often deeper and depending on placement can offer 360 entry. The downside is that you will have exposed plumbing, but there are plenty of very attractive fixtures that can match the design of your bathroom.
2. Alcove Bathtubs:
Alcove tubs are built-in to the walls. These are the tubs most often seen nestled into a space with three walls. Alcove tubs can stand alone or can have a built-in surround of tile. They can also have steps for easy entry and exit. Alcove tubs are the easiest to install and the most cost-effective. However, the size of the tub is limited to the space.
3. Drop-In Bathtubs:
Drop-in tubs are a mix or freestanding and alcove. They are dropped into a built-in surround with 360 degree entry. They are usually featured in the center of the bathroom. Drop-in tubs require a large space. However, depending on the size and surround, they can be pretty affordable.
4. Corner Bathtubs:
Corner bathtubs are probably the largest option. They are typically larger and can fit multiple people. However, since they are installed in a corner, they usually do not take up as much space as a large drop in or freestanding tub. The downside to these tubs is they can take a while to fill up. The upside is that you have plenty of space to stretch out and relax without taking up a ton of floor space.
Deciding between these tubs depends on the space you have in your bathroom and your personal taste. Cardigan Kitchens and Baths’ plumbing expert can help you choose which tub best suits your needs. We also offer professional installation of any type of bathtub, so you are not limited to where you tub currently is in your bathroom. If you’d like to learn more about these options and how they can fit into your space, give us a call today!