Are you in the process of remodeling your bathroom and unsure of how to select the best bathtub? Bathtub choices have grown drastically over the years. Color was one of the biggest choices you would make when purchasing a new bathtub, now that is one of the last and smallest choices made. Before you make a decision explore and discover what all the different models have to offer.
The most basic type of tub is the standard bathtub. When you start bathroom remodeling, a standard bathtub is usually not the first type that comes to mind because it is probably the bathtub that is currently in your bathroom. Normally these tubs are inexpensive and are located in the corner of the bathroom, attached to the wall. These are usually bathtubs that come when the house is originally built.
If you’re looking for a unique experience, then a soft tub is the way to go. The actual bathtub has soft cushioning which becomes even softer when you add water. It has a non-slippery surface which makes it safer and easier to avoid any unwanted accidents.
Two Person Tub
A common place for a two person tub is a master bathroom. However, a two person bathtub takes up more space and will use a lot more water than a normal bathtub. Before you make this purchase there are a few things to consider like, will you be able to fill the complete tub with hot water? And does the tub fit into your expenses?
A Claw Foot tub is more comfortable than your standard bathtub because it curves to your body unlike the normal boxy shape of common bathtubs. You will love this type of tub, or hate it, so make sure you sit in the tub and see if it is the perfect fit for you before purchasing it.
Jetted tubs have started becoming very popular amongst many. The whirlpool style of bathtubs allows you to relax and have a soothing experience. When starting to shop for a jetted tub, decide before hand what type of jets, which could be air or water, that you would want. Air jets are smaller and they have less forceful blasts of water while water jets are bigger and have much stronger blasts of water.
Color will be the last decision you make when choosing a bathtub to complete your bathroom remodeling project. There is a lot more thought that goes into selecting a bathtub before making a final purchase though. Be sure it compliments both your needs and the décor in your bathroom for the perfect fit.
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Michele Filipkowski is a writer who specializes in home improvement and design, she has contributed to hundreds of blogs and sites. Follow her @micheleashley89