A bathroom remodel is one of the best investments a homeowner can make in their home. Not only is a luxurious bathroom something for you to enjoy as long as you live there but, should you decide to sell, it will add value to your home. One of the most luxurious features of any bathroom is the bathtub. Whether you plan to take a bath in it every day or will only use it on rare occasions, the bathtub is an important feature that should be chosen carefully because it will be eye-catching and aesthetic-enhancing. The right bathtub adds beauty, value, luxury, and style to your bathroom remodel. Below are 3 types of bathtubs to consider for your bathroom remodel.
3 Types of Bathtubs for Your Bathroom Remodel
- What is more timeless and elegant than a clawfoot tub? It will give any bathroom that ‘wow-factor’ from a design perspective. But, while there are the very traditional and ornate clawfoot tubs that most people are familiar with, there are many modern and more streamlined options as well. There are many different size, style, and color options from which to choose if you opt for a clawfoot tub but keep in mind that your plumbing may need to be re-worked to accommodate it since you will not want your plumbing to be visible underneath which would ruin the appearance.
- Freestanding tubs are similar to clawfoot tubs in that they are not dropped into a drywall surround, they stand freely in the open. But, unlike clawfoot or pedestal tubs, they sit flush with the ground. This style is typically easy to install and comes in a wide array of silhouettes, styles, colors, and more.
- Soaking Tub
- If you have ever climbed into a bathtub only to realize half of your body is still out of the water even when it is filled then you know how nice a soaking tub can be. You do not even need to be particularly tall to encounter this problem, some tubs are just small. Soaking tubs can solve this problem and give you that resort or spa-like luxury you are seeking, as Bob Vila explains, “Soaking tubs are usually deeper and wider than conventional tubs; some units are as long as 6.5 feet and sized to accommodate two adults. Soaking tubs can be found in many different styles, from the classic enameled cast iron Victorian style claw-foot to ultramodern acrylic vessels. Models can weigh between 225 to 2,000 pounds, not including the weight of the water, which can be significant—soaking tubs require 50 to 80 gallons of water at 8.3 pounds per gallon. Heating the water can also be an issue. A hot water booster can be installed to augment an existing water heater or, in some cases, an on-demand heater may be necessary.”