When it’s time to make a change and install a new bathtub, you may be excited about your options. Whether you’re replacing it because your old tub does not work as it should, or you want to upgrade the look – or both, there are a few things you should know before you decide to take the plunge. Read on to learn more about changing out your tub and then contact High Speed Plumbing at 1-888-958-1394 if you need help with installation.
Do Not Underestimate the Importance of Proper Measuring
The vast majorities of bathrooms are rather small. This makes it more important to ensure that you are accounting for every inch of your bathroom. Failing to do so means giving up space that would otherwise be useful. Consider that the average bathtub takes up about 13 square feet of floor space. However, there are many, many options available. You can get exact measurements to find the right option for your particular needs.
Don’t Discount the Idea of Installing a Shower Instead of a Tub
If you are going to replace your old bathtub, do not assume that installing a new tub is the only option. You can also replace it with a shower stall, which is more energy efficient and can actually help add value to your home. Since they have a smaller footprint that tubs, they also free up space in the bathroom. They do cost more to get installed initially but the investment may be worth it for you.
Know What is Most Important Before Taking a Look at Your Options
If you start looking for new bathtubs before knowing what is most important to you, you run the risk of falling in love with the look of a bathtub that simply doesn’t meet your needs. For example, if you want a tub that you can use often and can lounge in, then you do not want a tub with sides that are straight and otherwise uncomfortable.
You should also know that any concerns you have about tubs have likely been considered. For example, there are tubs that come with extra support to more easily get in and out, there are unique color options, and there are tubs that fit within any budget.
You Do Not Want to Install Your Own Bathtub
IF you try to install your own bathtub, you run the risk of many serious issues. You could even void the warranty on your new tub. We recommend working with a local plumber who can handle the installation for you. Whether you want to replace your toilet too, or just your tub, High Speed Plumbing is the right company to work with. Call us now at 1-888-958-1394 and we can get started.