The bathtub is generally takes up the biggest part of your bathroom. Whether you are choosing the bathtub for your new home or replacing a bathtub in an existing home, there are several elements to consider before making your purchase. If you are considering a new bath for a master bathroom, you may choose a more luxurious tub. Often, a tub and shower and purchased separately. You may choose from a whirlpool bath or a garden bath that you step into and relax. These bathtubs are generally for the adults in the home and may be for more than one occupant.
The luxurious bathtubs are roomy so that you can relax and get away for awhile. Those jets streams can relieve those aching muscles as you relax from a hard day at work. These tubs also consume much more water and energy and that should be taken into consideration. These tubs are generally more expensive and if you purchase a shower stall separately, you have that added expense. You must consider how much space you have available and what options you would require and whether those options fit within your budget.
If you are purchasing a standard sized tub and shower combination for a general bathroom, the prices are generally reasonable. These tubs generally come in standard white and beige. However, you will probably find other colors available at different home supply and specialty stores.
Bathtubs are made from a variety of materials. You can choose from fiberglass, acrylic, porcelain, wrought iron and wood. Fiberglass is less expensive, but is less durable. Acrylic is more expensive and more durable. Wrought iron and wooden tubs are significantly more expensive but are elegant and luxurious. They also require extensive maintenance for durability. Basically, your choice for purchasing this unit will depend on where the unit will be located, how often it will be used and by whom it will be used.
For example, if you are purchasing a bathtub for a child’s bathroom, you will want a durable unit with minimal maintenance. The unit for a master bath would most likely be used by adults. This would be the bathroom with more luxurious units. Any of the materials would be appropriate depending on the amount of use and time for maintenance. The master bath is more personal and more personal attention may be required to find the perfect unit or units to purchase for this wonderful mini-get-away.