Bathtubs are a great investment for you and your home! Tubs are popular among homeowners because of their resale value, appealing aesthetic and enjoyable functionality. With so many options, it can be difficult to choose the perfect bathtub for your home. At Miller & Sons Plumbing, we’ve helped many homeowners in Ocala, FL, and surrounding areas with their bathtub installations over the years. We’ll highlight some of the most popular bathtubs so you can decide what style suits your needs and preferences.
Freestanding bathtubs are not connected to any walls. Their depth and height allow for a full immersive soak and a luxurious bathe. Freestanding tubs come in different designs, some sleek and modern like the one pictured below, and some timeless and classic like a clawfoot tub. Whether it’s tucked away or front and center in the bathroom, a freestanding tub is a stunning choice for any bathroom.
Alcove bathtubs are the most common type of bathtub in the U.S. The defining characteristic of this tub is that it’s surrounded by walls on three sides. While this type of bathtub can stand alone, it is more commonly installed in a shower and tub combo. This is a great option because it is easy to install, budget friendly, and fits into tight spaces!
Providing practical use for bathroom corners, corner bathtubs are a great way to get the most out of your space! These bathtubs are usually separate from the shower and their large triangular shape offers a spacious oasis to get some alone time, or share with more users. A feature sometimes associated with the corner tub is whirlpool jets. Jets shoot a stream of water in a particular direction and are great for a relaxing massage or a fun-filled kid bathtime.
Walk-in bathtubs, or bathtubs that you enter through a door, can be a great option for seniors or anyone who has difficulty getting in and out of other types of tubs. Stepping in through the door, combined with the safety handrails and non-slip floor, ensures safe entering and exiting of the bath. A walk-in bathtub is perfect because of its accessibility.
There are many great quality bathtub style options to choose from to elevate your bathroom. Depending on design preferences, lifestyle habits, and available space there are benefits to each different option. If you’d like to know more about bathtub installations or need help with any of your plumbing needs, contact us today and our experienced team at Miller & Sons Plumbing will be happy to assist you!