If you’re planning a bathroom remodeling project, you have many decisions to make. One that few people put much thought into is the bathroom tub. Your tub can be a great place to relax and a focal point of your bathroom. If you don’t give yours the proper consideration, you may never love your newly remodeled space. Here are some things to think about before making that final decision.
Do You Really Want a Whirlpool Tub?
For some people this is an easy answer. If you’ve never had one, understand that they require regular use and cleaning or you end up with mildew in the jets. One good way to decide is how frequently you use your tub now. If it’s a regular part of your routine, you might want to add one with jets for added relaxation. If not, you might want to skip the extra expense and upkeep.
How Many People Bathe Together?
It may look romantic and sweet in a movie when two people are in a tub together but it takes a fairly large tub for this to be comfortable for more than a few minutes. Plus, if you go to the tub to relax, you likely don’t want company. If you do plan on using it together, make sure you choose one that is large enough and make sure the faucet is on the side so no one has it above their head.
Freestanding or Built-In
Although a freestanding tub may look smaller, it requires a significant amount of space. Freestanding tubs are quite popular right now. As a result, they come in many styles from retro options that look like old claw foot tubs to modern pieces you might see in high end hotel. Your bathroom remodeling company can make suggestions based on space for the best options whether you want a freestanding tub or one built-in.
As you and your bathroom remodeling company work to design your perfect bathroom, they may need to look at your floor. If you’re adding a large tub on the second floor, you may need some structural reinforcing. A large jacuzzi tub with water and two people can weigh close to 2000 pounds and not many floors were made for that sort of concentrated weight.
Working with an experienced bathroom remodeling company is always the best decision. Jamco Unlimited has an extensive background in bathroom remodels and can help guide you to the best option based on your needs. We work with many manufacturers and suppliers so we have a vast selection of tubs, vanities and tile for the perfect remodel no matter what your taste. Call us today at (727) 412-8524 or fill out our contact form for your free consultation.