A bathtub is an essential addition to your bathroom, enhancing both the interior of your bathroom and your lifestyle. Having a luxurious bathtub can help you relax at the end of busy work week and also improve the quality and resale value of your house. You can choose a specific type of bathtub based on your budget, material and style. Here are 8 types of luxurious bathtubs to enhance your bathroom.
1. Alcove or Recessed Bathtub
Alcove or recessed are the most common types of bathtub designs you can find in Canadian homes. These designs are a combination of a bathtub and a shower. It’s covered by walls from three sides and has wall-mounted faucets. You can add simple subway tiles on the walls surrounding the bathtub to finish the look. If you’re looking for a more exciting tile option, be sure to connect with a tile pro to discuss your design options.
2. Corner Bathtub
Corner bathtubs are almost the same as an alcove bathtub but with fewer design exceptions. They do not include a showerhead, if you want one you will have to build a separate shower stall in your bathroom. They are cornered in your bathroom and are usually shaped in a triangle, hexagon or pentagon shape with sharp angles.
3. Drop-In Bathtub
Drop-in bathtubs are customizable yet complexly designed bathtubs. They have space around them like a deck where you can keep your bath products or a stack of magazines. The faucets are installed on the bathtub itself instead of a wall. This is the best go-to option if you’re choosing to have a luxury jacuzzi with a sauna in your home.
4. Freestanding Bathtubs
The most luxurious type of bathtub is hands down a freestanding bathtub. Inspired from Victorian-era clawfoot tubs, they are available in modern bowl-shaped tubs as well. You can customize the material, design, colour and faucet tiles of this tub. Just like their name suggests, they are open from all sides, free-standing and independent which adds to their relaxed luxury look. If you’re someone who enjoys long immersive baths, you should ask your bathroom renovator for a freestanding bathtub.
5. Garden Tubs
Just like a freestanding bathtub, a garden tub is an independent, immersive tub but even deeper. They are also known as soaking tubs and traditionally placed outside of the house to provide a luxurious outdoor bathing experience. If you want to turn your bathroom into a comforting spa with a steam shower, bathroom fireplace, shower jet, you can add steps in your bathroom and place this bathtub in the centre for the ultimate luxurious experience!
6. Jetted Tubs
You can convert any type of bathtub into a jetted tub by adding the water and faucet functions. But be sure that you hire a professional to get this task done. You can have a whirlpool bathtub or a tub with air jets. Jetted tubs can be expensive and require regular cleaning. Be sure to ask your bathroom renovator to give you maintenance tips to clean the jetted tub.
7. Tub and Shower Combos
Tub and shower combos are the economical choice especially if you have a small bathroom and want to make the most of the space. Just like an alcove or recessed bathtub, they are covered from three sides with one opening. You can add a shower curtain or a sliding glass door to it depending on your style of choice.
8. Walk-In Bathtub
Walk-in bathtubs are perfect for the elderly and for people with accessibility requirements. If you have trouble getting in and out of a bathtub and a shower stall is another inconvenience for you, we recommend you choose a walk-in bathtub. They can be customized in design and built as per your height requirements. You can also ask your bathroom renovator to build a walk-in tub for your bathroom as a combo of shower stall and bathtub.
Finding the right bathtub and installing it can be a challenging project. Based on the space you have, the water heater’s capacity, floor capacity and anticipated usage of the bathtub, you can choose a specific type of luxury bathtub you want. If you’re not sure which one to choose, you can always ask a local bathroom renovator to help you with the design and installation process of getting a luxury bathtub. If you’re a resident of Langley, British Columbia, bathroom renovation specialists Your Reno Crew can help you with this project.