Elmhurst: Considering a Freestanding Bathtub?

Elmhurst: Considering a Freestanding Bathtub?

Want to make the most out of your great big bathroom? Need a little more luxury in your life? Consider a freestanding tub, one of the hottest trends in Elmhurst home remodels right now.

Freestanding baths are designed to be installed without any supporting structure. You don’t need to have these tubs located against the wall. A freestanding bathtub can go anywhere – even right in the center of the room, making your luxurious soak the focal point. The design possibilities are endless!

Freestanding tubs are made of a solid surface material. Tubs can be formed in any number of shapes or styles: some people prefer organic curves and swoops, resulting in a tub that looks like an egg cup or flower petals unfolding. Others prefer a more traditional look: many freestanding bathtubs are designed with Classic Greek or Roman lines in mind.

Elmhurst Tub Installation

If you’re remodeling your bathroom and are considering a freestanding tub, here are a few things you need to know:

  • You need a BIG bathroom. Freestanding tubs take up a great deal of room. Before you commit, try taping off the area the tub will occupy in your new bathroom. Give yourself a chance to see how much space you’ll really have, and if putting a bathtub in that location will work for your family.
  • You need a BIG budget. Freestanding tubs are relatively new on the marketplace, and command relatively high prices. They can totally transform the look and feel of your bathroom. People who have freestanding tubs swear that they’re worth every penny – you just need to be aware that there will be quite a few pennies being paid!
  • You need a GREAT Elmhurst plumber. Installing a freestanding bathtub is definitely NOT a do it yourself job! Not only are the tubs large and heavy, but most homeowners will need to have drain lines installed, custom faucets fitted, and the old tub disposed of.
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