A major part of a bathroom remodeling or renovation project is choosing the perfect bathtub. What makes it perfect? It fits your:
- Family situation
There is no one-size or -style fits all when it comes to bathtubs! And putting some time and thought into figuring out what will work best for your home will land you with a bathtub you love!
Here are some scenarios that can help your family choose the right bathtub for you.
Choosing the Perfect Bathtub When… You Have a Limited Budget
The first step to any home remodeling project is determining your budget. When it comes to the bathroom, the tub and shower typically take a large part of the money you set aside, but you can choose the tub you want and still do all the decorating your heart desires.
An acrylic freestanding bathtub is a great choice if you love the bath but need something more affordable. They start around $700.
Looking for something even more budget-friendly? Some classic tubs can be found for around $200.
Choosing the Perfect Bathtub When… You Have Children
Bathtubs are very convenient for parents with small children to bathe, but one concern you may have if you fall into this category is your small child falling into the tub. If you have that worry, it may be best to avoid a fully recessed bathtub, but if a recessed tub is a must-have for your design, consider one with elevated walls.
A classic bathtub is also a great choice for parents with children because they allow you to easily reach and bathe your child. To be extra safe, place non-slip mats or appliques on the tub’s surface to prevent slipping for you, your family, and, of course, the children!
Choosing the Perfect Bathtub When… You Want a Modern Aesthetic
There are dozens of ways to create a modern bathroom, and almost any type of tub can fit your desired look. Want your bathtub to be the centerpiece of the room? Check out freestanding tubs. Prefer the room to be spa-like? Opt for a recessed or classic tub.
Inspiration is everywhere when it comes to modern bathroom design. Check out home remodeling websites, Pinterest, or talk to our team—we have design sense and experience to boot!
Choosing the Perfect Bathtub When… You Wish Your Bathroom Were a Spa
If you’re someone who thinks of your bathroom as a private sanctuary, why not turn it into your own personal mini-spa? If that’s your plan, elegance and serenity are key, and, believe it or not, your bathtub choice can play a big role!
A freestanding tub is a great option, as are whirlpools, which can help you unwind with a watery massage after a hard day.
Don’t let a small bathroom get in the way of your spa dreams! It’s absolutely possible to create a relaxing room with a smaller classic tub fit into the corner or side of the room.
Choosing the Perfect Bathtub When… You Love Relaxing in the Bath
A soak in the tub with bubbles, some wine, and a book can be truly relaxing. Clawfoot tubs are a great choice if you want a classic place to stretch out and soak. Put a stand at the edge of the tub, and you have the perfect spot for your wine glass and book when the warm water and steam make you drowsy.
Recessed, classic, and garden tubs, as well as other freestanding choices can also provide you with the space you need to relax comfortably. Just make sure to choose the correct size. Consider when you’re lounging the tub’s:
Choosing the Perfect Bathtub When… You’re Limited on Space
Just because you’re limited on space in your bathroom doesn’t mean you’ll have a hard time choosing a tub! There are plenty of choices that fit in the smallest of bathrooms. The best selection usually falls under the classic or recessed categories. They easily fit into the corner or the side of the room and can double as showers, opening up the rest of the room’s space for the toilet, vanity, mirror, and storage space.
Choosing the Perfect Bathtub When… You Have a Senior Citizen in the Home
Whether your parents or in-laws live with you, older relatives visit often, or you’d like to make the bathroom more comfortable for yourself, the right bathtub can make a huge difference.
Walk-in tubs can make getting into the bath easier and more comfortable for senior citizens and those with medical conditions. Some walk-in tubs even come equipped with whirlpools for massages, and others are wheelchair accessable.
The accessories of your bathtub are also important to consider when you have seniors in the home. Some great ideas include:
- Non-slip mats both in the shower and out
- Grab bars
- Bath seating
- Transfer benches
Choosing the Perfect Bathtub When… You Want It All
If you have multiple bathrooms to remodel and the budget, two tubs can be an awesome choice to fit all your needs and wants. And they can be placed in any combination you desire! For example, if you have a whirlpool bathtub, you may want a secondary tub for those times you don’t want a massage or an elaborate bathing experience. Perhaps you would prefer a freestanding tub for yourself and a classic tub for the children. Two tubs could be the perfect solution to your family’s needs.
If you’re considering a bathroom remodel or can’t decide on a tub, give us a call! We can walk you through the process and help you settle on the perfect bathtub choice. Reach us at 972-395-2597 to schedule a consultation or service!
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