One of the hottest looks for today’s modern bathroom is the freestanding tub. It can add a touch of sophistication to your bathroom and provide you with a luxurious place to relax at the end of the day. Have you thought about the changes that will need to be made in your bathroom before you have a freestanding tub installed? This is a must since these modifications will add to the overall cost of this change. Take a look at some other things to consider as you dream about soaking in your new freestanding tub.
Instead of rushing right out and buying the first and most inexpensive tub that you see you should take your time. This way you can find a quality tub at a price that fits into your budget. Compare the Carronite Bath collection for example with some other styles that may not be constructed as well or offer you such an outstanding warranty. Make notes about the features that you want your tub to have and then shop carefully.
One of the first things that you should do is measure the space where you want to put your freestanding tub so that when you shop you can use these figures as a guideline for your purchase. You must buy a tub that will fit comfortably into the space so that you’ll get the final look that you want for your bathroom. Remember that all sides of a freestanding bath have a nice finish so you can use it anywhere that you have room. Also, jot these measurements down in your planning notebook so that you’ll never have to wonder if you are using the proper measurements for your tub.
Check Structural Integrity
If you are replacing an old tub with your new freestanding model, you should check the integrity of your flooring structure to make sure that it can support your tub filled with water and a person. Newer tubs may be made of heavier materials than your existing tub was so checking the flooring system is a precautionary step that should be taken for the safety and security of your family.
Because of its modern design your freestanding tub may require that changes be made in the plumbing system. All piping will be visible and it may require new delivery lines so it’s a good idea to check with a plumber to see what changes must be made. If you have a notebook with a picture of the tub that you like they can compare what you have to what you need and then quote you a price for making these changes to your bathroom. Remember that all preparation that is required to get your bathroom ready for the installation of your tub should be included in your total budget.