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Things to Keep in Mind When Buying a Bathtub

Bathtubs are one of the most common bathroom features. There’s nothing like a nice hot bath in a tub after a tedious day, whether it’s the elegance of a standalone bathtub or the practicality of a shower bath. This article will show you the various available bathtubs that are accessible and how each one can enhance your bathroom, regardless of its size or style.

Whether you’re renovating your bathroom and switching from a shower to freestanding or wall mounted baths, there are several things to consider before getting a bathtub. 

Type of Bathtub

The type of bathtub lies respectively on the size of your bathroom. Therefore, it is important to consider the availability of space for a certain type of bathtub suited for you.

There are two types of bathtubs you can choose from:

  1. Built-in or wall-mounted bathtubs

It is typically the most popular choice for bathrooms with limited space but high aesthetic and practical demands to facilitate mobility. In addition, it’s available with and without a skirt.

  1. Freestanding bathtubs

If you have a huge room and want to make the bathtub the focal point, this is the option to go with.

There are various options with freestanding bathtubs. There are those with supports, such as the legs themselves as decoration in various colours or materials, or directly lying on the floor with the hidden legs for a classic and majestic look.

The Shape

The traditional bathtub is no longer popular. Instead, there are currently several shapes: rectangular, oval, angular, corner, or round. True, some will require more space than others, but they will all be able to create the one-of-a-kind environment you desire.

The Style or Design

To achieve that harmony, all elements, including the toilets, must be stylistically compatible. As a result, it’s critical to plan ahead of time what kind of style you want to develop in the room.

If you want to create a warm and inviting atmosphere, wood is necessary. Some models have skirts that are covered with materials that create this look. Clean horizontal lines will give you a classic look, while oval or round bathtubs give it a more modern feel. 

In terms of colour, white is undoubtedly the most popular option, but you can use pastel, neutral, and even black colours to create a minimalist but distinctive look in the bathroom.

Positioning of Your Tub

The sort of bathtub you want to have in the area will determine where it goes. A sunken bath, for example, should be placed in a corner or nook. If possible, arrange plumbing altogether to reduce the amount of water and drainage system pipes behind other walls (i.e., taps for bath, sink, and shower attached to one wall).

Placing a shower over the bathtub in a tiny bathroom with limited space may be the best solution. However, installing a smaller bath is another option to make the most of the limited space.

If you have a smaller space, wall mounted baths will work best. Likewise, it’s great if you have a big bathroom. Because you can put the bath wherever you want as long as the plumbing pipes are in the right place. However, make your selection carefully because repositioning your bathtub after installation is difficult. Other choices, such as recessed baths, freestanding bathtubs, and Jacuzzis, may be worth considering.

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