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Luxury Bathtubs 101: Choosing the Right Bathtub for Your Bathroom

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Luxury Bathtubs 101: Choosing the Right Bathtub for Your Bathroom

Luxury bathtubs (also known as whirlpools, soaking tubs, garden tubs, and free-standing tubs) can turn your everyday master bathroom into a tranquil space you look forward to using. With so many options available, it can be overwhelming to determine which luxury bathtub is right for your bathroom.

We’ve compiled a list of each tub’s pros and cons to allow you to make an educated decision when it comes to choosing the right bathtub.

 

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Free-Standing /Soaking Tubs

PROS: Soaking tubs have a minimum of 14/15 inch water depth (with depths reaching 25 inches), ensuring that a person can become completely covered in water without runoff. This can provide therapeutic benefits such as muscle pain relief, better circulation, and better sleep.

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CLAWFOOT TUB

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SLIPPER STYLE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • These luxury bathtubs make a statement and come in a myriad of styles and shapes including clawfoot (the classic style of bronze, gold, silver feet at the bottom), oval, rectangular, slipper style (curved high back which supports neck and head), double slipper style (two high curved backs), and even hourglass.
  • Unlike Whirlpool tubs, freestanding tubs do not make noise and allow users a deep, quiet soak. They are also easier to install as they do not require an electrical connection.

 

CONS: A freestanding tub is not surrounded by a support structure, meaning it is possible for slips and falls to happen since the only thing you have to hang onto is the edge of the tub. This issue can be addressed by adding grab bars within the vicinity of the tub or installing steps or slip resistant adhesives to the bottom of the tub and surrounding floor.

  • Freestanding tubs can be quite heavy depending on the size and could possibly require a reinforced floor.
  • Because the walls of the tubs are quite tall, leaning over to adequately clean the tub can prove challenging.

 

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Whirlpool Tubs

PROS: These luxury bathtubs offer therapeutic properties by using water and air to to massage strategic locations on your body. You can choose between air jets (where air is pushed through pinholes that creates a feeling of a complete body massage) or a whirlpool system (which forces water through adjustable jets that creates a pleasant massage at specific areas).

  • Whirlpool tubs are considered a luxury item when re-selling your home and can raise the value of your home.

 

CONS: Cleaning can be quite difficult. Not only do you have to clean the tub, but you also have to clean the jets and the pipes as algae and other waterborne bacteria can grow in these pipes. It is recommended that these pipes be flushed thoroughly twice a month to prevent bacteria.

  • Ventilation can also be an issue. Due to the high heat combined with the whirlpool jets, moisture can build up faster than usual, which could cause mold or wall damage if your bathroom is not properly ventilated.

 

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Built-In/ Garden Tubs

PROS: In general, these luxury bathtubs are the more affordable option when it comes to remodeling your bathroom. They come in an array of sizes and are perfect for smaller bathrooms.

  • Garden tubs are smaller and allow easy access for cleaning. Since the tub is built in or has an additional wall surround, you only have to worry about cleaning the tub and the wall surround, and not underneath or around the tub.
  • Because these tubs are built with a ledge or surround, you have more storage for toiletries, plants, candles, or even holding your wine glass.

 

CONS: These limited luxury bathtub options don’t allow for many design choices and usually fit within a predetermined space.

  • These luxury bathtubs are not as popular anymore and could lessen the resale value of your home.

 

If you’d like to learn more information about any of these tub options, call Re-Bath today. Our expert Design Consultants can answer all your questions. Our Free No-Commitment In-home Design Consultations will allow our design team to determine which tub is right for your bathroom and we will give you a guaranteed price on the spot.


7 Ways To Turn Your Bathroom Into a Home Spa

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7 Ways To Turn Your Bathroom Into a Home Spa

Many people regard their bathroom as a place to escape the pressures of the fast-paced everyday world; an oasis—a peaceful place to be pampered and let the worries of the day dissolve. Creating a relaxing bath is easier and less expensive than you might think. Luckily, you can relax in style and turn your bathroom into a home spa in just a few simple steps. Here are some tips to create an atmosphere of calm and relaxation in your bathroom:

Plush Throw Rugs

A soft cushiony rug underfoot gives warmth and comfort to those tired achy feet. Say goodbye to your cold tile floor!

turn your bathroom into a home spa

Soothing Colors

Color makes or breaks the feel of a room. To achieve a tranquil feel paint your bathroom with soft blues or greens. Neutral colors such as white, gray, or beige will work as well. Vibrant colors energize, which is the opposite of what we want.

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Plants or Flowers

Bring nature inside. Plants add a soft texture to the room and have been shown to have a calming influence and to improve people’s moods. Some plants have aromas that relax the senses. Just be sure you choose a plant that thrives on the natural light levels in your bathroom.
turn your bathroom into a home spa

Soft Luxurious Towels

Nothing feels better after a hot bath or shower than to wrap your body in a cottony soft bath towel. A good quality towel does not cost a lot more, but it feels so much better against your skin.
turn your bathroom into a home spa

Mood Lighting

Soft lights set the mood. An easy way to control the light is to add a dimmer to your existing lighting. A dimmer allows you to set the lights low for a comforting ambiance. You could also add a small table lamp for some mood lighting.

turn your bathroom into a home spa

Art Work

Add a piece of artwork that evokes the serenity you seek. This does not have to be an expensive piece of art by one of the masters; it just needs to speak to you. One of my favorite pieces of bathroom art is Ansel Adam’s Bridal Veil Falls. You can buy it online without a frame for $32.
turn your bathroom into a home spa

Candles

Nothing creates a Zen feeling like some well-placed fragrant candles. Scented candles freshen up the air and the flickering flame creates a soft glow that’s easy on the eyes.

turn your bathroom into a home spa

None of the above items are expensive. Bed and Bath stores carry everything you need to turn your bathroom into a home spa and build that comforting retreat that will provide hours of relaxation and peace. Put Create A Relaxing Bathroom on your to do list this weekend and start you relaxation journey.


Turn Your Bathroom Into a Relaxing Home Spa

Jessica Fowler Luxury Leave a comment  

Turn Your Bathroom Into a Relaxing Home Spa

Many people regard their bathroom as a place to escape the pressures of the fast-paced everyday world; an oasis—a peaceful place to be pampered and let the worries of the day dissolve. Creating a relaxing bath is easier and less expensive than you might think. Luckily, you can transform your bathroom into your very own personal home spa in just a few simple steps. Here are some tips to create an atmosphere of calm and relaxation in your bathroom:

Plush Throw Rugs

A soft cushiony rug underfoot gives warmth and comfort to those tired achy feet. Say goodbye to your cold tile floor!

relaxing home spa

Soothing Colors

Color makes or breaks the feel of a room. To achieve a tranquil feel paint your bathroom with soft blues or greens. Neutral colors such as white, gray, or beige will work as well. Vibrant colors energize, which is the opposite of what we want.

relaxing home spa

Plants or Flowers

Bring nature inside. Plants add a soft texture to the room and have been shown to have a calming influence and to improve people’s moods. Some plants have aromas that relax the senses. Just be sure you choose a plant that thrives on the natural light levels in your bathroom.

relaxing home spa

Soft Luxurious Towels

Nothing feels better after a hot bath or shower than to wrap your body in a cottony soft bath towel. A good quality towel does not cost a lot more, but it feels so much better against your skin.

relaxing home spa

Mood Lighting

Soft lights set the mood. An easy way to control the light is to add a dimmer to your existing lighting. A dimmer allows you to set the lights low for a comforting ambiance. You could also add a small table lamp for some mood lighting.

relaxing home spa

Add Art

Add a piece of artwork that evokes the serenity you seek. This does not have to be an expensive piece of art by one of the masters; it just needs to speak to you. One of my favorite pieces of bathroom art is Ansel Adam’s Bridal Veil Falls. You can buy it online without a frame for $32.

relaxing home spa

Scented Candles

Nothing creates a Zen feeling like some well-placed fragrant candles. Scented candles freshen up the air and the flickering flame creates a soft glow that’s easy on the eyes.

relaxing home spa
None of the above items are expensive. Bed and Bath stores carry everything you need to build that comforting retreat that will provide hours of relaxation and peace. Put Create A Relaxing Bathroom on your to do list this weekend and start you relaxation journey.