What is Your Favorite Soaking Tub?

People love baths. Just walking into a remodeled bathroom makes someone’s blood pressure go down and breathe easier. It looks inviting. A beautiful bathtub is such an elegant statement piece in the room. Plus, think of all the benefits of taking a warm bath at the end of a stressful day? Here are the top benefits:

  • Washes away the day’s stress
  • Reduces anxiety
  • Aids in muscle relaxation
  • Boosts your mood
  • Helps you sleep better
  • Gives you time to meditation or read the latest People Magazine
  • Eases body pain
  • Healthy for your skin to open up your pores
  • Add Epsom salt to detox
  • Put candles in the room to enhance the mood

Ok, now you know the benefits of taking a bath. What is your favorite type of bathtub? Here is a list of the different tubs available for your bathroom remodeling.

Standard Tub

The most common type of bathtub, the standard tub, doesn’t provide any special bells and whistles but does its job just fine. These are usually right around the same size, at five feet long, 30″ wide, and 14-16″ high. That’s convenient for anyone replacing an old standard tub that wants to replace it with a new one. These come in a few different installation options, including alcove, drop-in, and freestanding.

Alcove Tubs

The Alcove tub design is also known as the three-wall-alcove design. It is a practical style of bathtub that combines form and functionality. They have a shower head situated towards the top and are designed with convenience as the primary goal. Perfect for tighter spaces, smaller homes, and apartments, the Alcove tub style is found in many homes in today’s modern times.

Freestanding Tubs

With its striking visual impact, the freestanding tub style can enhance your bathroom’s design. Freestanding tubs should be placed in a location that improves the look – under a window for a beautiful view, more centered in a room, etc. They are the focal point of the room and set the stage for elegance. Metal faucet accents can be added to create a truly modern and contemporary design aesthetic.

There are several types of freestanding tubs:

  • Claw-Foot
  • Modern solid base freestanding tub
  • Round “soup bowl”
  • Freestanding in an alcove

Soaking Tubs

Soaking tubs are shaped differently than standard tubs so you can get a fuller soaking experience. They are usually wider or longer as well, to make fitting into them comfortably easier. They’re more expensive than standard tubs. In the design process of the room, keep in mind they typically take up more room space either horizontally or vertically to add the soaking feature.

Whirlpool Tubs

Whirlpool tubs include jets that are generally positioned at spots close to where a person’s major muscle groups will be as they lie in the tub. The force from the jets provides a massage-like experience that can be relaxing and work to reduce aches and pains for people who often have muscle or joint soreness. Whirlpool tubs typically cost more, in general, than both standard and soaking tubs.

Air Tubs

Air tubs are similar to whirlpool tubs, but instead of shooting water out of a few strategically placed jets, they shoot air out from several different jets in a way that spreads the pressure out. The sensation is less concentrated, which some people find more relaxing and pleasurable. Air tubs are generally just a bit more expensive than whirlpool tubs.

Walk-in Tubs

Walk-in tubs are less about indulgence than some of the other types on this list, and more about convenience and need. For seniors or people with disabilities who have a hard time getting in and out of the bath safely each day, a walk-in tub takes a lot of the risk out of the equation. Walk-in tubs can be expensive. For the growing number of seniors who prefer to age-in-place rather than move to a senior care facility, the cost is well worth the ability to reduce the risks of an everyday activity.

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