Remodeling Your Bathroom: A Tub by Any Other Name

When you are finally ready to start remodeling your bathroom and upgrade to the next century, there are many things that you need to consider. Tile type, toilet design, and what to do about your tub? Do you simply refinish the old one, or rip it all out and put in something new? If you are in the market to put in something new, you might consider installing a Jacuzzi tub, a garden tub, or even a soaking tub.


Bathe Away the Stress

Nothing is more relaxing than a long soak in a hot tub after a stressful day at work or at home. Experts recommend a hot bath in the evening to relax your body and mind in order to get a better night’s sleep. If you have a sore back or stiffness in your joints, a hot bath can help reduce the inflammation in your body and increase your circulation. If you go with a Jacuzzi style tub with jets that produce air bubbles, it’s like having your own mini-massage every time you get into the bath, which can be exhilarating.

Resale Value

In addition to making you feel great, the inclusion of a jet tub, garden tub, or soaking tub can add resale value to your home. It gives your bathroom a look of luxury and when it comes time to sell, people will love the fact that the bathroom looks like an expensive hotel.


Cleaning the Jets

When it comes to a jet-style Jacuzzi tub, you must keep in mind that regular cleaning of the jets is a must in order to keep the tub sanitary and fresh. Bacteria can grow in less than one cup of water left standing inside your tub jet. Cleaning is not often an arduous process, but if you neglect to do so regularly, it can cause infection and nasty smells. For a tub without jets, standard cleaning is okay, but a bigger tub will take a bit more effort.


Bigger tubs are going to be more expensive than plain-old regular tubs. Add some jet action, or heating elements, and you might be looking at quite a bill. However, the cost might balance itself out if you get a lot of use from the tub now, and the resale value of your home increases later.

One Last Thing: Showers Preferred

If you happen to be a person who simply cannot stand taking baths and prefer showers, then an upgrade to a Jacuzzi or Garden tub might not be in your best interest. Just upgrade what you have and put a little bit more into your shower tiles and maybe even a fancy new shower head.

At Cardigan, we can help you decide just what to do when it comes to your tub concerns. We’ve been in the bathroom business for over 40 years and we’ll help you design and discover the tub you are really meant to have.

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