Perhaps you have begun updating your bathroom already, or maybe you are simply looking at what options are available to you as you venture into the world of bathroom renovations. Maybe you are flipping a house, or maybe you just want to update your current home.
Chances are that you have looked around in a couple of stores, perused a few catalogs or searched far and wide across the many internet databases of bathtubs, simply to find that there are nearly endless options. Whether you are an experienced renovator or this is your first time updating a bathroom, you are probably here because you feel lost among those many options. I know that we found it very daunting when we first stepped into this world. Bathtubs were one of the most difficult things for us to choose when we flipped our first house. To alleviate some of that pressure on your experience, we’ve decided to put together this list of the best freestanding, drop-in, recessed, walk-in, and claw foot bathtubs.
Unlike basic toiletries and accessories, it is very possible to select the wrong bathtub for your bathroom. Some bathtubs require very specific bathroom configurations and some bathroom configurations require very specific bathtubs.
Though it is always important to consider the basic look and feel you are hoping the tub will bring to your bathroom and your bathing experience, there are many other logistical and technical considerations you should make before plunging into a bathtub purchase. For that reason, we’ve put together a short buying guide to help you make the right selection. We suggest taking some time to read that over if you aren’t one hundred per cent certain of the type, shape, and size of bathtub you need.
Best Freestanding Bathtubs
Freestanding bathtubs are like the clawfoot tubs of the modern and contemporary era. They allow you the freedom and space to breathe and relax without the claustrophobic feeling of being surrounded by walls. Unlike clawfoot tubs, however, they do not have ornate legs and a clunky appearance. Instead, they sit directly on the floor and offer sleek lines for a crisply finished appeal.