In part 2 of our Bathroom Renovation Guide, we explore a critical decision you’ll need to make before you start: should you opt for a built-in or freestanding bathtub?
Freestanding baths have long been seen as romantic and luxurious. But modern built-in tubs can also make a great statement in your bathroom. Let’s look at the pros and cons of each.
Built-in bathtubs are the most common style of bathtub. They are typically installed against a wall or in an enclosure of two or three walls. These bathtubs are known as “drop-in” tubs. Built-in tubs are great for saving space in your bathroom, and better equipped for a shower option.
As its name suggests, a freestanding bathtub is exposed on all sides and can be placed anywhere in a bathroom where plumbing is available. They tend to take up more room, but make a big statement in your bathroom.
Most household bathtubs are made with acrylic or fiberglass. Both are lightweight, with acrylic being more durable and retaining heat well. If you want to invest in something more heavy duty or beautiful, consider these options:
Whether you choose a built-in bathtub or a freestanding one, you’ll want an expert to install it correctly for you. Get in touch with JMG’s contractors to get started!