You’re ready to get started with a bathroom remodel and want it to look great and work well for years to come. You have the space available for a separate tub and shower – but should you go with that or opt for a shower/tub combination unit? If you have this dilemma, here are some thoughts to help you make the right choice for your bathroom remodeling project.
Depending upon the stage of life you’re in, long-term can mean different things to you. If you’re starting a family, a tub/shower combo might be the right solution. It’s one less thing to keep clean and freed-up space can be used for storage. If you are a senior, a walk-in shower might be a benefit for you since not having to step over the high edge of a bathtub is safer. You can also choose a larger soaking tub with jets to melt away those aches and pains. Few homeowners want to undergo a bathroom remodel more than one time, so careful design is critical before undetaking a bathroom remodeling project.
Consider your home and neighborhood. Do other homes in the community have separate tubs in the bathroom? Is this a master bathroom you’re remodeling? A separate tub is a sign of luxury. If your home and neighborhood fall into that category, you should consider offering what comparable homes offer, even if you’re not planning on selling soon. On the other hand, if your home lacks storage, you may want to consider a tub/shower combo to add the storage homebuyers look for.
Think Design Style
Separate tubs come in many different styles. If you’re trying to create a specific look or feel with bathroom remodeling, you may want the separate tub option. Freestanding tubs, corner soakers and jetted spas all come in different styles and sizes to create a different look in your space. Another benefit of a separate tub is the ability to add a window above it or a decorative tile surround.
Most of all, do what works best for you and your family. Your bathroom remodel should reflect your needs and taste. The G.M. Roth Design Remodeling team has the experience to help you make the best choices for your bathroom remodeling project. We’ve worked with hundreds of homeowners and offer many options to turn your vision into reality. Call us today at (603) 880-3761 to get started on your bathroom remodel.