Everyone knows how relaxing it is to take long hot baths in winter and long cold baths in the middle of summer. In fact, it is everyone’s dream to have his or her very own small bathtub. When you finally decide to get one, here are some considerations you have to make to make this major endeavor simpler and as free from any complications as possible.
First of all before starting your bathtub home improvement project, you have to make sure that the small bathtub will fit in your house. Not only in the bathroom where you plan to place it, but also through all the doors and corridors that it has to pass through to get there. Another consideration would be the bathroom plumbing and the installation provided on the bathtub. They have to align. If they do not, you will have to hire a professional plumber. Also take into account how heavy the bathtub is and how easily it would be brought to its final location. Choosing the color and design of the tub is a minor consideration, but this usually is the first thing that people think about.
There are many types of small bathtubs available. Cast iron and porcelain bathtubs are tried and tested versions of the bathtub. They last long and are easy to maintain. They also are heavy and very expensive. Acrylic and fiberglass bathtubs are the more recent models. In fact, some of these simply look stunning. These also are more affordable than cast iron or porcelain models.
When shopping for a bathtub, head first to the net. There you will find many bathtubs of many makes. You can choose the colors and forms that will suit your bathroom. Most major manufactures have websites offering their tubs. You will find still more vendors of bathtubs like home improvement sites and hardware stores. Remember too that small bathtubs that have sacrificed their length to save space usually have deeper tubs to enable total immersion of the body.
Soaking your aching and tired body in the soothing waters of your own bathtub is something one can look forward to after a hard day’s work. In fact this is recommended for athletes and sports men after a long work out and exercise routine or after a tiring game. This especially true when you can watch television or listen to music as one is relaxing in one’s own small bathtub. Thanks to small bathtubs this is now possible even when space is limited such as in a small bathroom.