Are you someone who loves the luxury of taking a bath – but your home has a small bathroom or bathrooms, and therefore have only been fitted with a shower? Perhaps you’ve assumed that your bathroom is too small to fit a bathtub – or that the shape of your bathroom is not conducive to fitting a bathtub?
This may have been the case when your home was constructed, but new bathtub designs have been created and have become very popular in the past few years – making small bathrooms the home to many different shapes and sizes of bathtubs.
Here are some examples of new bathtub designs that may work in your home:
- Corner Bathtubs – corner bathtubs can maximize volume but use less long wall space than conventional tubs. These tubs typically have five sides and are designed so that the two sides lay along two walls. Most corner tubs are 4’ by 4’, with a depth between 21” and 26”. The basin of the tub can come in a variety of shapes, including oval, rectangular, or triangular.
- Soaking Tubs – these tubs trade length and width for depth, with soaking tubs being much deeper than conventional tubs. In most of these tubs, people sit upright in a built-in chair with the water coming up to the occupant’s chin. The occupant is not able to stretch out as in a conventional tub, but still get full coverage due to the depth.
- Mini-Tubs – mini-tubs come in a variety of shapes and sizes, with round tubs being a common configuration. Most of these tub styles are freestanding, and therefore can be configured to fit in a variety of room configurations. The short roll top bathtub is a popular variety of mini-tubs.
- Vintage Tubs – vintage tub designs tend to be shorter in length and even a bit more narrow than conventional tubs, but their ‘cooler designs’ (with clawfoot feet, for example) make them appealing to small bathroom designs.
If you’d like to know if there is a bathtub that fits the shape and size of your bathroom, talk to one of the professionals at Plumbwell Services. We have installed countless bathtubs of all sizes and shapes – even fitting nice-sized tubs into half-baths.
When you call, just give us the dimensions of your current bathroom and if possible, take some pictures of your bathroom and send them to us as we talk about your project. We’ll come up with the best tub design to fit your space – and we’ll get you into the comfort of a new bathtub soon!