Choosing Your Bathtub: What Is Your Style?

by Elizabeth

If you are shopping for a new bathtub, you may be overwhelmed by the choices that you can have. These days, bathtubs come in different styles. No matter how small or big your bathroom is, you will find a bathtub that will fit your needs. To help you decide what you initially want before hitting the stores, here are the different bathtub styles that you can get as far as space is concerned:

Regular bathtub

This is the common bathtub that you are used to. The design has existed since the 1800s although you will see that today’s models come with a more modern flair. The regular bathtub is rectangular and needs to be installed in the wall of your bathroom so it requires space to fit in your bathroom.

Clawfoot bathtub

This is the traditional bathtub style. It is a freestanding bathtub that is supported by four legs or “claws” on the base. Think of the bathtubs that you see during early Victorian movies. Despite being an antique style, it is still very popular today as the design is considered to be very classy and stylish.

Freestanding bathtub

This style is one of the most popular bathtubs in the market today. They are called freestanding because they do not need to be connected to the walls to be installed. Because of this, a freestanding bathtub can fit a bathroom of any size. Aside from being an easy fit, a freestanding bathtub can be pleasing to the eyes as a vibrant centerpiece of your bathroom.

Oval bathtub

The oval bathtub is round in shape and often looks like a water basin. This style of bathtub is more suited for small bathrooms, which makes it popular for small home and apartment owners. An oval bathtub can give your bathroom a more sleek and modern vibe which will contrast well with the sharper edges and corners of your small bathroom space.


Angled bathtub

If you want something different from the norm, you can always go for an angled bathtub. This bathtub is designed to slope higher on one side so that it can provide support for the neck and back while you soak. They come in different sizes too so you can find one that fits a small bathroom and another for a larger space.

Soaking bathtubs

A soaking bathtub is usually circular or oval in shape. They are taller than most bathtub models. This is so that you can sit comfortably as you soak. They come in a wide variety of sizes. You can get longer soaking bathtubs for a larger bathroom and you can get a compact soaking bathtub for a smaller bathroom. This type of bathtub is also known as a Japanese style bathtub.

Alcove bathtub

This is a bathtub that you can consider if you have a small bathroom. Alcove bathtubs are installed in the recess of three connected walls with one finished side. This type of bathtub does not take up space and is usually the tubs being used in tub-shower combos.

Corner bathtub

The corner bathtub is very similar to an alcove bathtub but is larger in size because they are wider. Like alcove bathtubs, the corner bathtub is installed adjacent to three connected walls and usually, there is a window. A corner bathtub these days is more designed for therapy and relaxation so they function more like a hot tub.

Walk-in bathtub

The walk-in bathtub usually allows you to walk in and then sit down so you do not have to worry about slipping. This type of bathroom has grooves and notches so that you can walk around the tub. They usually are installed with hand-holders to assist your balance as you walk around the tub. This type of tub is recommended if you have elderly folks and children in your home.

Now that you know the different models of bathtubs available in the market, it is now easier for you to choose which one is a better fit for your bathroom.

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