Choosing which bathtub to put in your new bathroom can be a difficult decision. Renovating bathrooms and kitchens are two of the most common home improvements that homeowners make, as they often help protect, and even boost the value of your home. Many real estate professionals agree, bathroom and kitchens sell homes, and thus are generally great spaces to conduct renovations. The style of your renovation depends on your own personal preferences and tastes, however there are a few different styles of bathtubs that can help make a statement in your master bathroom. In total, there are 6 different types of bathtubs that you can choose from, and while a drop in and undermount tub simply refer to the installation used for a few of the tub styles, here are 6 different styles of tubs that could help your newly renovated bathroom shine.
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This is one of the most common tubs found within homes. An alcove tub has three walls, and oftentimes is a part of a shower/tub combo. Alcove tubs are generally some of the most affordable and provide space saving installation, however, their size generally doesn’t allow for a luxurious bath or soak, making them less appealing to those who want to enjoy their bathtub for more than a quick bath.
Much like the alcove, a corner bathtub will generally still have at least one wall, however, most commonly two walls will accompany the tub. Unlike the Alcove that is often a tub/shower combo, corner tubs are generally used as a bathtub only and not a shower.
Clawfoot or free-standing tubs are most commonly used in homes with a vintage design as they are elegant and timeless. These tubs are generally extremely heavy and create a stunning design feature in your bathrooms, the downside to this option is the space that is needed to house a clawfoot or free standing tub.
Sleek design meets functionality and space saving with Japanese soaking tubs. Round free-standing tubs are ideal for those wanting to enjoy a long soak and relax as well as add a design feature into their home. While these tubs are traditionally used to soak and relax vs. bathe, many people have started enjoying the tubs for both relaxation and bathing.
If you enjoy a good soak in a jacuzzi or hot tub, then a jetted tub might be for you. From smaller jetted tubs to larger tubs featuring built in chairs, loungers, cup holders, etc., jetted tubs come in a very large range of styles, sizes, and designs. These are great options for those who want to spend a long time soaking in the tub and use the jets to help sooth sore muscles.
Walk in tubs are great options for those with mobility issues as they provide a great way to still enjoy a soak in a bathtub without the difficulty of getting in. Walk-in bathtubs generally have a small watertight door that can be easily opened, allowing you to access the tub easily, and then enjoy a chair height seat, mobility bars and more. These tubs are also often jetted for pain relief.
If you’re hoping to renovate your master bathroom, are ready to begin a home improvement project, or have any questions regarding remodels and renovations in your home, please feel free to contact our office at any time and one of our design experts would be more than happy to assist you.
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