Renovating your bathroom? Then, a bathtub is a great way to make a huge difference. A bathtub is a statement piece in any bathroom and is often the focal point. Therefore, it is crucial that you choose the right bathtub for your bathroom.
Simply having a bathtub that does not look good with your bathroom design, or doesn’t fit properly, will not do the trick. You need to make sure you have chosen the perfect bathtub that is not only aesthetically pleasing but is functional as well. Here are some tips things you should consider so that you can pick the right bathtub for your bathroom:
• Size of the bathtub
First, you need to consider the size of the bathtub. Bathtubs don’t come in a free size that is ideal for anyone and any kind of bathroom. They are available in different sizes, which is why it is essential for you to take the correct measurements of your bathroom so you know how big your tub should be. You don’t need a huge tub if you don’t have much space to spare in your bathroom. Also, keep in mind that a larger bathtub means you use more water, which translates to a higher water bill.
• Shape of the bathtub
The shape or style of the bathtub is another important consideration that any homeowner should keep in mind. You must decide whether you want a freestanding tub, clawfoot tub, a regular tub, an oval bathtub, angled, alcove or undermount tub, a corner tub or a Japanese/soaking tub. There are plenty of options you can choose from, so make sure to do your research before going shopping. While shopping, don’t hesitate to step in and see how well you fit in the tub, or how comfortable it feels.
• Material of the bathtub
You must also think about the material that your tub is made of, as this affects the durability, comfort, and price of the bathtub. Common materials include fiberglass (which is also the cheapest option available), porcelain, acrylic, ceramic, stone resin, and cultured marble. Make sure you choose the right material based on your bathtub goals.
• Weight of the bathtub
You should also consider the weight of the tub, and if your bathroom floor will be able to handle it without requiring additional structural support. The weight of the tub depends on the size and the material of the tub, so make sure you keep these in mind while picking a tub.