A 5-Step Guide To Choosing The Right Bathtub For Your Space
If you're thinking about upgrading your bathtub sometime soon, you're in for a lot of decisions. Bathtub styles vary dramatically, and you'll have to choose a style that fits your home's personality along with materials and function that complement your lifestyle. This guide should help as you consider what bathtub styles and options will work best for your bathroom.
1. Define Your Tub's Function
Are you dreaming of a tub you can relax in at the end of a long workday? Or is a bathtub more of a necessity because you have young kids or pets to bathe? Deciding how your bathtub will be used most of the time and arranging your list in order of your priorities will help simplify the process by eliminating a lot of options.
2. Choose Between the Two Biggest Tub Styles
We've all seen the old movies with a deep, freestanding claw foot tub. These freestanding tubs are still remarkably popular among classic and vintage design enthusiasts (there are even minimalist options out there), and there's something uniquely eye-catching about them. But cleaning around a freestanding tub can turn into quite an ordeal if it's getting daily use and especially if you have kids. Built-in tubs capitalize more on small spaces, and you'll have the option to surround them with cabinets for additional in-bathroom storage. The choice is yours.
3. Thinking about a jetted tub? Do your research.
Whirlpool tubs add a touch of luxury to a master bathroom, but they do add maintenance, upkeep, and cleaning routines that you'll want to stay on top of to keep the jets from becoming a cesspool of bacteria and buildup. Keep in mind also that jetted tubs and many bath bombs, bubble baths and other products don't mix well. Doing your research before diving in will ensure you don't end up with a jetted tub you rarely use!
4. Consider Space-Saving Options
If you don't have as much space as you'd like and expanding your bathroom walls isn't an option, consider a space-saving design like a corner bathtub or a shower-bathtub combo. Corner bathtubs capitalize on space remarkably well while still giving you room to stretch out, and shower-bathtub combinations can be simultaneously luxurious and practical.
5. Don't be Afraid to Dream Big
Space constraints and limited budgets will limit your options for your bathroom, but at the beginning of your remodel it doesn't hurt to dream big and explore what's possible. Talk to us at Kitchen Tune-Up about what you'd love your bathroom remodel to accomplish, even if it feels impossible. We might just have a trick or two to make your bathroom even more spectacular than you thought possible!