One fun element of a bathroom remodel or refresh is deciding if you want to install a new bathtub. When you find the right bathtub for your space and your needs, it can make a big difference in how you feel about your bathroom. The right bathtub can make the décor statement you were looking for, increase comfort and relaxation, or provide the finishing touch to bring the room together. There are many decisions to choose the right bathtub. You need to look at the shape, how much space you have, the style, and the material. We discuss each element below to give you a head start in picking out your new bathtub.


One of the biggest determinants of what type of tub you want will be what kinds of tubs will be able to fit into the space you have available. You can want a huge clawfoot tub all you like, but if nothing else will fit in your bathroom after you install this, then this is going to be a problem. You can determine if you could move your bathroom to another area, increase the size of your current bathroom, or consider a smaller bathtub that has other options you are looking for. The size and shape of your bathtub has to comfortably fit inside your space, allowing for the plumbing and other fixtures to have plenty of room as well.


Another consideration for your bathtub is if anyone has particular needs related to having a bathtub. There are different considerations for adults who use a tub and children. Older adults will have different needs than people who are starting out with their new house. Are there mobility issues that need to be taken into account? It is important to understand that function needs to be considered over style in the beginning. After this is set, then style can be factored in.


Along with determining the space available, do you know what size and shape of bathtub you are considering? There are several different shapes you can choose for your bathtub. You can have an oval tub, a corner tub, a round tub, a square bathtub, and more. That’s not even considering if you find someone to create a custom-shaped bathtub. How tall is everyone in the home? Do you need to get a tub that fits the tallest person in the house? It is best to determine your needs for the tub before choosing a shape. Determining your need for the tub and how much space you have for your bathtub will help determine what shapes you can consider.


Another consideration is the style of tub you are interested in. This is broken down into what colors you are considering and what material you are interested in for the tub. Different materials offer different benefits, such as durability, ease of maintenance, and heat retention. This part again will go back to solidifying what needs you have when choosing a tub. Other considerations for style include if there is any type of weight limit you need to stay within when installing your tub. The different materials will affect the overall weight.

By carefully considering these factors when choosing a bathtub for your space, you can find the perfect bathtub that fits both your practical and aesthetic requirements.