28 Mar The Perfect Tub for Your Small Bathroom
The Perfect Tub for Your Small Bathroom
Your bathroom could use some sprucing up. But what element would create the perfect balance and composure? You tend to gravitate towards new cabinetry, faucets, and even flooring before anything else. But what about your bath tub? Whether you’ve owned the same tub for 20 years or have only walk-in showers, a tub is a great accessory for your bathroom, and can actually raise the value of your home if you decide to sell. Don’t let square footage hinder you from installing the perfect tub! Find out which tub fits your lifestyle and get ready to fall in love with your bathroom all over again.
Map It Out
Always take accurate measurements and prepare for any small changes that may occur, and then compare it to the tub that you desire for your bathroom. Each tub and their design vary, so it is vital to the functionality of your bathroom to be sure that you’re not choosing a tub solely based on looks. Seek the assistance of a qualified professional to help give you a better understanding of how appropriate measurements work and which tub is right for you. Let’s take a look at the types of tubs first:
Claw Foot: These have slipper-type of design with a high back for neck and back support when soaking. Some claw foot tubs feature actual feet on each side.
Drop-In: These types are fitted exactly inside the frame enclosure and are only the tub shell. They are normally made to match bathroom cabinetry or fixtures.
3-Wall Alcove: A 2-in-one, and most popular among homeowners, this tub/shower combo offers an option to shower or bath in one area, maximizing space.
Freestanding: These stand alone on a base or cradle.
Undermounts: These tubs are mounted at floor level and your flooring would go over the lip of the tub.
Corners: These large and square tubs are designed for dual bathing and are a slight variation of drop-in and alcove designs.
More options than you were hoping for? If you are unsure of what to choose, call us to help you choose an option without sacrificing the details that offer uniqueness to your bathroom.
Now that you’ve been introduced to the types of tubs out there, it’s time to determine your reason for said tub. You can have all of the bells and whistles that you desire, but if it’s not really the ideal tub you’re searching for, why spend the extra money? Maybe you’ve always wanted a claw foot tub, mainly for aesthetic purposes, but you are sure that you’d like a whirlpool as well. Let’s take a look at your options for those extra features.
Whirlpools, Bubbles, and Jets: From foot massage jets to in-line heaters and multi-speed settings, you can pretty much customize your very own tub. But it will cost you, so think carefully before you invest.
Music: Yes, music is readily accessible from your bathtub! This may seem a bit over the top, but studies have shown that vibrational musical bathtubs can significantly reduce stress. You can hook up your tunes right through the tub as well!
Chromatherapy: LED lights are capable of changing to various soothing colors to set a peaceful mood when you bathe.
Remote Controls: Nowadays, you can control the temperature, music, LED color, and the direction of the jets with one touch of a button.
There surely isn’t a shortage of tub designs and styles to suit the whole family, but ultimately you’ll want to get one that’s just right for your home. Check out our many options at European Sink! We will be happy to install your perfect tub.