Maximize Your Space With Small Bathtubs

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Planning to install a bathtub in a limited space can be a tricky undertaking. Trying to install a shower stall right next to it can make your project especially challenging, making it even more difficult to place a standard 5′ bathtub in a small bathroom. There are a variety of choices that one can take advantage of when buying small bathtubs. If you prefer to relax for an extended period of time while you bathe, then a bathtub is your obvious choice. Even if the idea of a smaller bathtub isn’t very appealing with the potentially limited leg space, there are soaking bathtubs that allow an individual to fully immerse themselves without having to bunch up and are deeper than they are long. Rather than sliding down into the tub to fully cover yourself, you would still be able to immerse yourself in a reclining position. Entering bathtubs with a door on the side make it much easier in a limited space with walk-in tubs that are available. These are able to fit into much tighter spaces than other more conventionally sized bathtubs.

Having your bathtub occupy a corner in your bathroom is also a more practical use of space. Available space can easily be maximized for bathroom design projects with corner bathtubs that still allow an individual to bathe properly and comfortably. Being installed in corners, a corner bathtub can be installed in curved or angled spaces and are usually situated under a window on either side. This also makes it easier to move about in the bathroom and clean when necessary as these bathtubs are typically built-in. The tub itself usually features a deck where you can place your cosmetics and bathing essentials such as shampoos, soaps, and oils. You can place decorative items on the ledge to make your bathing space more relaxing, being placed under a window. You can save a considerable amount of space since they can be fitted between vanities and cabinets that are already in the bathroom.

Rather than cleansing, if you are looking for a bathtub that is primarily for relaxation then the bathtubs used by the Japanese can be a preferable option. Bathtubs in the United States are constructed differently than what you would see in Japanese bathtubs. They can allow for a person to be full immersed up to the chin, as a Japanese tub is fashioned to accommodate a person sitting down, rather than sliding into it. While these bathtubs can be imported, this adds on greatly to the price and there are local brands that manufacture similar alternatives.

Adam has been writing about home improvement, gardening, industrial and business topics for many years. He’s a hopeless coffee addict and enjoy the outdoors, travelling and great music.

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