Bathtub Types and Designs For Your Next Bathroom Remodel

Bathtub Types and Designs For Your Next Bathroom Remodel

Bathroom Remodeling
Decoration and Design
Plumbing
By Contractors.com Team July 23, 2021

Get to know the different kinds of bathtubs designs for your next bathroom remodel.


Many of us start and finish our day with the
bathtub. Whether it is to wash up in the morning or drop a bath bomb and relax in the evening, the bathroom tub is a big part of our lives and plays a major role in how we feel the rest of the day. With soak basins becoming more and more popular there are countless designs and bathtub types to consider before taking your pick. Also, and unfortunately, water is quite corrosive and after years of use, even a high-end bathtub can become dilapidated. 

This is why many bathroom contractors recommend putting in plenty of thought when picking out a bathtub as making the wrong decision could lead to more problems in the future. Luckily, there are many bathroom tub types to choose from, both in terms of functionality and bathtub designs

Bathtub Types

While many of us are familiar with the traditional tub shower combo there are many other options to choose from.

Alcove

Bathtub Types That Go Well In Classic Bathrooms

Bathtub Types That Go Well In Classic Bathrooms

In architectural design, an alcove is a little booth that can be located in the living room or bedroom. In the bathroom, an alcove bathtub follows the same principle. This makes it a very practical addition to more narrow bathrooms where the walls are close enough together for the alcove design to work. In larger bathrooms where the walls are too far apart, the alcove tub would simply not work.

Oval

The Many Benefits of Oval Shaped Bathtubs

The Many Benefits of Oval Shaped Bathtubs

When you are looking to have more width the oval bathtub types are your best choice. While they may not be longer than any conventional tubs, they do offer wider space. Most bathtubs you find will be up to 32 inches wide, which is plenty of space for one person. But many homeowners want to have more space than this and the oval bathtub cranks up the width up to a whopping 41 inches, with around 30% more space. If it is a wider space you are looking for, whether it is for yourself or for a two-person bathtub, an oval tub will definitely be accomodating.

Whirlpool

How to Take Bathtime Relaxation to a New Level

How to Take Bathtime Relaxation to a New Level

The whirlpool tub is any bathing unit with special jets which let you control the water current, get a water massage, and customize the temperature to your exact preferences. A very famous example of a whirlpool tub is the Jacuzzi, which is not a separate type of bathtub, but rather the trademarked brand name of the most famous manufacturer. The actual technical term for the Jacuzzi brand name is a whirlpool tub. These can be installed in indoor and outdoor areas, though in both cases you will need some extra room around the tub for extra plumbing and electrical installations. 

Corner

Ergonomic Bathtubs for More Compact Bathrooms

Ergonomic Bathtubs for More Compact Bathrooms

Another great way to work with narrow bathroom space is with the corner bathtub. When bath time means more to you than just getting clean and is a way for you to relax after a long day at work, the corner tub is the perfect addition. Think of it as a jacuzzi minus all the extra installations that a plumber and electrician would have to take care of. For your next bathroom remodel, consider how a corner bathtub would fit into your floor plan and see if you can make it happen.

Freestanding

Bathtub Types That Go Well In Victorian, Traditional, and Rustic Bathrooms

Bathtub Types That Go Well In Victorian, Traditional, and Rustic Bathrooms

The free-standing bathtubs are among the most classic bathroom fixtures and are very chic vintage additions you can make to your bathroom. With three to four inches of distance from the walls, the freestanding bathtub can look very attractive in bathrooms with traditional or classic designs, though more contemporary options are also available. With drop-in tubs being the norm these days, having a freestanding tub can make your bathroom look very unique and airy. 

Styles and Designs

How to Choose the Best Looking Tub for Your Modern Bathroom

How to Choose the Best Looking Tub for Your Modern Bathroom

Besides there being different types of bathing units, you can pick from all kinds of bathtub styles to complement your bathroom interior design.

The Most Relaxing Jacuzzi Whirlpool

Stylish and Serene Jacuzzi Designs for Any Interior

Stylish and Serene Jacuzzi Designs for Any Interior

The epitome of relaxation; nothing beats the jacuzzi bathtub. These are spacious tubs that come with all the necessary jets and fixtures to create a steamy bath, give you a water massage, and allow you to sit back and relax all in one. While there are some freestanding jacuzzis out there, most are drop-in as the more complex network of jets and drains needs plenty of room for installation. For a steeper price tag, you can get a jacuzzi and maximize your bathtime comfort.

Rustic Cast Iron Bathtub

The Beauty of Installing a Iron Nuanced Bathtubs

The Beauty of Installing a Iron Nuanced Bathtubs

Freestanding bathtubs are already quite rustic on their own. While there are some contemporary takes on this classic bathroom feature, you can always go back to the roots of bathing with a cast iron bathtub. With beautiful decorations on the outside and a sleek surface make the cast iron bathtub the perfect bathing unit if you are going for a rustic aesthetic in your bathroom.

Copper Bath for Cottage Interior

Sleek and Bright Copper Bathtub Designs for Rustic Bathrooms

Sleek and Bright Copper Bathtub Designs for Rustic Bathrooms

If you are looking for a more rustic appeal in your bathroom interior, having a copper bath is one of the best ways of accentuating this design. While copper baths are not as common of a feature, they can be very attractive when paired with the right material. The slightly muted sheen of the copper bath pops out when paired with wooden or stone surfaces — natural materials are just subtle enough to let the copper bathtub shine through. 

Modern Classic Soaking Tub

Modern Bathroom Fixtures and Essentials

Modern Bathroom Fixtures and Essentials

What makes soaking tubs (also called garden tubs) so appealing is their height (or depth). As comfortable as conventional tubs may be, if you want to be completely engulfed in warm water from head to toe, then the soaking tub is right for you. With a height of 23 inches, it is higher than the tallest conventional tubs, which come around 19 inches. The soaking tub is perfect for anyone who is looking to relax by being almost completely submerged in water.

Safety First with the Walk In Bathtub

Modern Bathroom Innovations for More Accessibility

Modern Bathroom Innovations for More Accessibility

If a member of the household has trouble walking, getting into the bathtub can be a real problem. Luckily there is the walk-in tub which is designed to help people who have difficulty walking or climbing get into the bath without needing anyone’s help. With a specially built watertight door that does not allow for any moisture to escape, the safe step walk-in tub will make bath time so much easier for those who have trouble with movement. All you need to do is open the door, walk in as you would into a wetroom, and take your bath without worrying about climbing over any bathtub rims. It’s important to consider accessibility in all aspects of home living for those who need it.

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Contractors.com Team

Written by Contractors.com Team