Does a Freestanding Bath Make Sense for Your Bathroom?
Many home improvements have benefits that you don't always realize when you commit to them. For example, if you invest in new windows for aesthetic reasons, another benefit might be that they are also energy efficient and reduce your heating and cooling costs.
Freestanding baths are similar. Do they just give your bathroom's appearance a lift, or are there additional benefits you may not expect? Let's discuss potential benefits and whether a freestanding bath makes sense for your bathroom.
Benefits of Freestanding Baths
Freestanding baths (aka standalone tubs) are associated with luxury and can transform the look of a bathroom. But there are other benefits of these types of baths that contribute to their recent surge in popularity. Here are a few of them:
Versatility: When it comes to placement, free standing baths are versatile. Whereas traditional tubs are built into a specific space, freestanding baths can be placed anywhere in the bathroom (assuming there is proper plumbing access). So whether lighting, a view or creating an open space is important, you have that freedom.
Installation: It's easier and less time-consuming to install a freestanding bath than a traditional built-in bathtub.You don't need to fit it into a space with specific dimensions and the actual installation process is generally frustration-free.
Design: There are more design options for freestanding baths than you might think. You can choose everything from materials and size, to shape and finish that match any aesthetic preference.
Considerations Before Choosing a Freestanding Bath
Before you make a decision and/or purchase that freestanding bath, however, make sure you take the following factors into account:
Space: Can your bathroom accommodate one appropriately? Measure the area of your bathroom and then use dimensions for the tub you're considering first.
Plumbing: As mentioned above, you want to verify the plumbing (and drainage) requirements to ensure your freestanding bath will function properly.
Support: Your flooring needs to be able to withstand both the weight and the material of the tub you're installing.
Budget: There are a range of price points with freestanding baths, so establish a budget first and then explore options that align with your finances best.
Finding the Best Freestanding Bath Installer in Texas
Expo Home Improvement installs thousands of bathtubs in Texas each year, including freestanding models. With our A+ BBB rating, superior warranties and experience with bathroom remodeling, we're the ideal Texas bath installer.
If you have more questions about whether a freestanding bath makes sense for your bathroom, contact Expo Home Improvement for a no-obligation quote today.