Bathtubs are an interesting fixture in a house. They are polarizing to homeowners because many potential buyers want to see that one is present (and not just a shower stall) when inspecting the bathroom layout of a house they might potentially buy. In reality, not nearly as many people utilize bathtubs as they once did, despite them typically being a nice way to relax at the end of a hard day and generally requiring low maintenance. In the Mississauga and Toronto markets most folks expect to see a tub regardless of whether they intend to use it, so you might consider upgrading or renovating your bathroom space to include one. And at Kitchen and Bath, we are the experts in bathtubs for your home.
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There are many types of tubs on the market today and you can generally expect to spend between $500-1500 depending on your tastes. Should you ever have questions about bathtubs and what might be available in your price range, the folks at Kitchen and Bath will be happy to help.
Common bathtubs designs include:
Undermounts – These tub designs are dropped into the floor and the edge is generally covered by your tile. They are tub shells and can be made from a variety of materials.
Corner – Corner tubs are similar to the drop-in and alcove styles we’ll mention below. These tubs usually take a up a decent amount of space and are reserved for large, spacious bathrooms. They can easily hold a couple of bathers.
Freestanding – These tubs are exactly what they sound like – freestanding designs that do not need to be tucked into an alcove or connected to an adjacent wall in any capacity. Depending on where it is placed, it may require additional plumbing to install, but there are many top-notch plumbers in the cities of Mississauga and Toronto that can perform the work for you.
Drop-In – Drop-ins are tub shells that are placed inside a framework and they can be installed at varying depths depending on how close you want to be to floor level. That framework does not come with the tub shell, so you can expect an additional expense for a contractor to come and build it for you.
3-wall alcove – Probably the most common design, the alcove typically consists of three walls that sandwich the tub. The front facing of the tub is the only portion that is shown with all other sides being covered by tile. This is a normal design that will include a wall mounted shower as well.
Clawfoot – These are freestanding designs that are raised on four feet or “claws” and can be at varying depths for this reason. They are generally seen as a stylish and classic design that can be a uniform depth
There are many variations on these styles with additional features that include jets, bubbles, music, lights and even touchpads so that all you have to do is sit back and relax. Should you find this all to be a little overwhelming, just swing by your local Kitchen and Bath showroom in Mississauga or the Greater Toronto Area to speak with some highly trained customer service staff that can answer all your questions.