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Choose a Unique Bathtub for Your Bathroom Redo

A Unique Bathtub Is More Than a Bucket of Warm Water


Choose a Unique Bathtub for Your Bathroom Redo

A walk-in bathtub offers convenience and luxury.

Photo courtesy of SimplyBathtubs.com
Upgrading your bathroom with a unique bathtub can be the perfect way to give it new life. The bathroom after all, is where we spend a great deal of our time. Our mornings often start out there, and our evenings tend to taper off there, while getting ready for bed. Ultimately, a great bath has the potential to turn an ordinary day into a great escape to a spa-like destination.

The important thing is to choose the right bathtub for you so you can enjoy it every day. There are a few things you should consider before you start the shopping process.

  • How much space do you have?
    If you have limited space you don't need to worry. There are still plenty of options that are sure to match your tastes and specifications.

  • Are there any special needs that need to be met?
    If you have special physical limitations or need massaging in the tub, you could benefit from a new style tub.

Read about the special style of bathtubs that are on the market and available for installation in today's homes.

  • Walk In Bathtubs
    Walk In Bathtubs are also called ADA Bathtubs and are extremely practical. They were created to assist people who find it difficult to hurdle the often slippery wall of a normal bathtub. A Walk In Bathtub is ideal for elders, people coping with disabilities, or a family with children. The tub is constructed from a solid, stainless steel frame, and made to be the same size as a typical tub, making it easy to install and fits in most bathroom spaces. A Walk In Bathtub is available in a variety of shapes and sizes, ensuring an aesthetically pleasing tub, as well as a practical and safe one.

  • Whirlpool Bathtubs
    A whirlpool tub offers massaging jets and a spa-like atmosphere. This type of tub usually comes with what is referred to as a “champagne massage.” The champagne massage is a set of strategically placed air tubes and air channels throughout the tub, creating a great therapeutic effect that a lot of people crave. This type of tub can be especially appreciated after long days at the office or after a tough workout at the gym. It’s also great for people dealing with arthritis or joint pain.

  • Claw Foot Tubs
    In the 1800’s, a claw foot bathtub was reserved for royalty and the wealthy and was a trademark of stature and luxury. In those days they were exclusively made of cast iron which is extremely heavy and often hard to maneuver. Today's claw foot bathtubs are also made of acrylic, making them much lighter and easier to move. One identifying characteristic of a claw foot tub is its sleek lines. The tub itself has a steady slanted back, offering the bather supreme ability to sit or lie and become fully submerged in the soak. A claw foot bathtub is a beautiful and classic piece of furniture whose style has lasted the test of time.

These are the three most popular styles of "high end" bathtubs available today. Among the styles, there are lots of replications and variations to choose from. Once you choose the tub that’s right for you, you’ll realize what a difference having a great bathtub to relax in after a long day can make! You’ll wonder how you survived without the relaxing and tranquil effects offered by a beautiful bathtub.

Many thanks to Tara Higgins of SimplyBathtubs for the information provided for this article.

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