The British home is known for its relatively small bathrooms, but that doesn’t mean you have to be stuck with an ordinary shower at the end of the day – on the contrary. Whilst the shower does indeed offer a convenient solution when it comes to space, there is no substitute for a hot soak in the evening at the end of a hard working day.
Still, a bathtub is often an investment, and you need to be sure that you get the right one – the one that is perfect for you and your family. Are you thinking about getting a beautiful tub installed, but are not sure about which one to choose? Here is the best way to select the most ideal bathtub for your needs.
Think about the size first
You’ll automatically get limited by the size of your bathroom – so make sure you measure well (and measure twice) about what the maximum size of the tub can be. However, you also need to think about your comfort, so try out the bath before you buy it. Have the largest member of your family (literally) sit in the bath to ensure the comfort factor is there.
Figure out your budget
Your budget is important, and you need to think about it carefully. Once you’ve decided on it, stick with it and don’t get tempted by extra offers. Do, however, keep in mind that the bathtub is one of the most important features in the bathroom, so it should be considered an investment. Don’t skimp on the bathtub. It’s truly a great feature.
Types of bathtubs
There are many kinds of baths available – and here are just some of the most common and popular ones:
- 3-wall-alcove – the most common; it’s the tub arranged within 3 or 2 walls.
- The corner tub – snuggly and convenient, it saves space.
- The freestanding bath – perfect for those with space, or those who enjoy a wide open area. It’s the highest when it comes to luxury and style.
- The drop-in – It’s the tub only, so budget for the enclosure accordingly.
There are an incredible amount of features you can add to your bathtub, but beware: they come at a cost. As mentioned before, stick to your budget. However, if you have some extra to spare, the various features are certainly worth exploring.
In today’s market, you are virtually limitless when it comes to finding a certain kind of bathtub – there are so many different kinds that it’s impossible for you not to find what you’re looking for. Always be practical and think of your needs first. Remember, it’s an adventure. It’s a wonderful investment, so enjoy the process as well as the result.
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