How do you Like Your Tub?

by Phyllis DiBlasi, GRI, CRS 07/07/2019

Many hours of childhood enjoyment happen in the tub. You may have had bubbles, toys, finger paints or even color changing fizz tablets. Trying to recapture the bliss of those memories in a less than accommodating tub can leave you very disappointed. When looking at bathroom spaces think about what you desire your tub to possess. There are multiple tub styles to choose from on the market. Although your bathroom layout may dictate the tub size and location; the functionality you need may lead you to certain features. The search for a tub that meets your needs and appeals to your style can be quite an adventure.

Shop don’t Drop

Whether you are shopping a showroom, home improvement warehouse or online the sheer number of choices may have you running away screaming. Having pictures of your current space and styles that appeal to you can help narrow down your search. When browsing display models in person, go ahead and bring your questions and ask for advice. If you are online shopping take advantage of customer reviews and ratings. When you narrow your search down to a particular style, the decision making may be simplified. 

Style and Substance

Deciding to go with one type over another may be a matter of your personal preference. The existing bathroom footprint may also influence it. One of the most common tubs out there is the alcove tub. A three-wall surround characterizes it, often including a shower head for more bathing options. Another style is the freestanding tub, like the name suggests, is not attached to any surface. Freestanding bathtubs can have decorative features such as claw feet. Corner tubs can save quite a bit of space in smaller bathroom floor plans. Undermount tubs enable you to tie the entire look of the bathroom together by bringing the floor tile up around the bath itself. 

How do you Rub-A-Dub-Dub?

Functional options such as jetted tubs can add to the bathing experience. Larger soaking tubs are great for those who need to bathe more than one kid at a time or a larger pet. Keeping the water warm is always a struggle unless your tub is equipped with technology to keep your water at a comfortable temperature. Whatever your budget, you can find bathtubs to fit your needs and ensure you make new relaxing memories. 

Visit your local open houses or model homes to see what is new in the tub market.

About the Author
Author

Phyllis DiBlasi, GRI, CRS

Excellence in Action Originally hailing from Baltimore, Maryland, Phyllis DiBlasi is a graduate of Saint Agnes Hospital School of Nursing with a degree in Nursing as well as earning a Business Degree from Mount Saint Mary's University in Emmitsburg, Maryland. A resident of Sarasota, Florida since 1995, Phyllis has found "Paradise" amidst its pure white sandy beaches which are touted as the crowning jewels of the Southwest's Gulf Coast. As a full-time professional REALTOR, Phyllis specializes in the sale and marketing of residential properties, condominiums, golf course homes and waterfront properties in Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch, Longboat Key, Siesta and Lido Keys. Phyllis DiBlasi has been the recipient of numerous awards in recognition of her outstanding performance in Real Estate which includes being selected as a Five Star Real Estate Agent Best in Client Satisfaction since 2006, proving, yet again, that she is someone you can truly depend upon. Phyllis has deservedly earned Real Estate's most illustrious professional designations: GRI (Graduate Realtor Institute); CRS (Certified Residential Specialist) considered a PHD in the real estate field. "Accept nothing less than excellence when you are buying or selling a home".