Find the Perfect Type of Bathtub for You

By Lyle Weischwill | Jul. 03, 2016 1:21 pm PST

Find the perfect bathtub

Do you have young kids in your household? Seniors? Or do you want your tub to be a place you can pamper yourself?

Is your bathtub an oasis in your bathroom where you go to escape from a hectic world? Is it a sea of toddlers’ bathtime toys? Maybe it has become a safety concern now that you’ve reached a certain age or have an injury. How you plan to use your tub the most is the first thing to consider when choosing which type of bathtub is right for your lifestyle.

For older adults or those with limited mobility

Climbing into and out of a conventional tub can be just plain dangerous for the elderly or those with limited mobility. Showers with built-in chairs are certainly an option, but what if you really love a good soak? Enter the walk-in bathtub. And no, the door doesn’t leak; it’s watertight.

Walk-in bathtubs come in a variety of sizes and shapes to fit your bathroom’s dimensions. They also come in a variety of styles to fit your wants and needs, from simple designs to more elaborate models featuring air-jet tub and shower combos. Ratchet up the luxury to include a steam shower-whirlpool tub combo with an aromatherapy steam outlet and stereo speakers…and you may never come out.

For toddler bathtime

You don’t want the kids bobbing around in your whirlpool tub, nor do they need fancy options like smooth jazz and aromatherapy. If one of your bathrooms is designated for the kids, it should have a simple, traditional, not-too-big and not-too-deep bathtub where a toddler can safely sit in bubbly water playing with his or her bathtime armada.

A tub/shower combo isn’t necessary for the little ones, but you might want to consider a spray attachment for your faucet. It not only makes rinsing out baby shampoo easier, it’s also handy for repelling pirate ships and other dangers on the high seas.

For pampering

We’ve come a long way from simple whirlpool jets. Now, there’s a dizzying array of options to turn your bath into an oasis. Simple soaking tubs come in a variety of shapes and sizes, with head and back rests to give you a comfy fit. Full-featured whirlpools tubs now have an array of options that pretty much turn them into masseurs. Choose the type of bubbles you want: champagne-like, vigorous or pulsating. Some designs allow you to submerge up to your neck, with no water spilling over the sides. Want to recreate an ancient Roman bath? There’s solid granite, brushed nickel or copper soaking tubs. For people with older homes or those who are vintage-minded, the clawfoot tub is making a comeback as well.

Think about how you’ll be using your tub, then have our showroom come to you — set up a free in-home consultation today. To accent the look of your new bathtub, consider installing new bathroom accessories at the same time.

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