After a stressful work week, or a busy weekend of physical activity, there is nothing more relaxing than a long soak in a bathtub. We are seeing a resurgence in the popularity of tubs in master bath remodels. Not only have manufacturing innovations improved the footprint these features occupy, but their designs have evolved dramatically, transforming them from utilitarian fixtures to artful focal points.
If a bathtub is something you would like to update or include in your master suite renovation, here are a few items to consider in your planning process:
Whereas their predecessors were surrounded by large enclosures built to hide the tub, pipes and other mechanics, manufacturing innovations have made these bulky enclosures largely obsolete. As a result, whether freestanding or situated in an alcove, bathtubs occupy significantly less space these days.
Design Tip: To ensure that you have sufficient space for a tub, work with our experienced team of bathroom designers. They will provide layouts based on detailed measurements of your space to create the optimal configuration for your unique circumstances.
The functional requirements for how you plan to use your tub are equally as important as spatial considerations. When thinking through how you will use your tub, consider the following:
- The size (height and weight) and number of the users
- Physical capabilities of the users
- Accessibility requirements
- Accessories such as shower head, handheld sprayers, or a curtain for privacy
- Whirlpool/jet features
- Proximity to other features in the space
- Water consumption
Freestanding tubs can provide an elegant focal point to any bathroom. From Asian-inspired, clean, contemporary profiles, to sculptural curves with traditional claw feet, there are bathtubs to cater to every lifestyle.
Design Tip: The sheer quantity of bathtub options can be overwhelming for homeowners, which is another reason it’s helpful to work with our design-build firm for your project. Your Talmadge Construction design team will help you identify the best options for your project based on your functional needs, space requirements, and overall design aesthetic.
Whatever your taste or budget, there is a bathtub to meet your needs. For inspiration, see a few of our master bathroom remodeling projects.
For help getting started on your master bathroom renovation, contact us at: 831.689.9133 or visit our Contact Us page and complete the form. One of our team members will respond promptly.