How To Choose The Right Bathtub For Your Home


Finding the perfect bathtub for your home is a daunting task. With so many options available it’s easy to get lost in showrooms and available options online.

There are a lot of things you need to consider when deciding on the right bathtub for your space. From room dimensions, the material to the size of the bathtub here 4 simple pointers to help you find the ideal bathtub:

1. Determine how it will fit in your bathroom and home

The first thing you need to do when looking for a bathtub is to measure your bathroom. Grab a measuring tape and take note of where you would ideally like the tub.

Depending on the space a bathtub doesn’t just have to be strictly against a wall. You can also place a tub by the window, in a corner or have it as the focal point of the room.

Consider that every bathroom is different. Not just in dimensions but also where it is in the home. A bathtub that suits an ensuite attached to a master bedroom would be different from a tub in the main bathroom of a big household.

2. Know its purpose

Bathtubs are versatile. Everyone has different ways of using their bathtubs. Whether it’s a place for you to unwind and relax or a functional part of your bathroom, the ideal bathtub should suit your lifestyle.

If you’re renovating a single apartment luxury and style may be what you have in mind. While a family home needs a reliable bathtub that can clean the kids, the pets and handle any incidents along the way.

Apart from the room’s dimensions, understanding the purpose of your bathtub will also help decide the size and capacity it needs to be.

3. Learn about the different materials

The material of your bathtub influences the cost, durability, appearance and overall feel. For instance, popular materials like Acrylic and Fiberglass Gelcoat materials are renowned for their practicality as they are easy to clean, durable and suit a range of budgets.

There are also premium options such as Enameled Steel, Cast Iron or Cultured Marble that combine high durability and come in contemporary styles for a higher price.
Understanding all the different materials will help you make smarter decisions when purchasing the perfect tub.

4. Tailor your tub to suit your style

Personal taste will dictate the kind of style of bathtub you end up installing in your home. If you have a specific interior design in mind for your bathroom, the style of the tub can have a big impact on the overall aesthetic.

There are a variety of ways your bathtub can enhance the space by its style. From material, purpose or position in your bathroom, a tub can have a big impact on your bathroom’s interior design.

Freestanding bathtubs with a unique clawfoot makes for a great focal piece. Alcove tubs create a cosy nook in your bathroom where you can relax. There’s also traditional drop-in tubs available to suit more simple aesthetic needs. Tubs come in a variety of conventional and contemporary designs to suit everyone’s tastes.

Still on the hunt for the perfect bathtub? Have Damco’s bathroom renovations Melbourne team help you. Our professional bathroom renovators can find, install and maintain your bathtub so you can enjoy it with ease of mind. Call us now on (03) 9544 0210 or send an email to admin@damcokitchens.com to learn more about our Melbourne services.

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