There are a lot of factors that need to be taken into consideration when finding the perfect bathtub for you and your home. Some aspects to consider are the location and physical space where the bathtub will be placed, the type of bathtub wanted and if special features such as whirlpool jets, lights and sounds are needed. Essentially it is important to have some upfront knowledge beforehand in order to make the best choice for your dream tub.
Easy to install because they are unconnected to any wall or other surface. A larger bathroom is required to accommodate the size of the tub as well as the space around the tub so the user can get in and out on any side. These bathtubs tend to be more expensive than the rest (up to $2,000) and require exposed plumbing. Included in this category are claw, ball, pedestal and more. If you’re looking for an antique looking bathtub the clawfoot is the ideal choice.
These bathtubs are also known as the alcove tubs. Alcove bathtubs are the easiest and cheapest to install and it is known as the general type of tub that many of us grew up with. A standard alcove is usually 60 inches long but can range from 53 to 72 inches long. The alcove fits into a three-walled enclosure that can be used as a tub and can easily be configured to include a shower. Alcove bathtubs are typically the cheapest type of bathtub costing $500-$600.
In order to save space these bathtubs are installed in the corner of the bathroom. These bathtubs are for luxury and not so much practicality such as for bathing a baby. Corner tubs are large, therefore leaving enough space for multiple people to bath in. The downsides however of these bathtubs are their hefty price tag, large mount of water needed to fill them and lack of showerhead.
In order to have this type of bathtub extra work is required to install a deck or peninsula where the bathtub will be placed. These bathtubs are usually installed in open areas but can also be installed as an alcove tub. Platform/Drop in tubs are a larger investment due to the extra installment needed but the bathtubs themselves typically cost $500-$600. On the plus side they are easier to clean and more versatile in they’re placement possibilities.