The bath tub
is usually in place during remodel construction and remains there almost forever. Replacing an existing bath tub
is best done by installing a replacement model of the same size as the one being replaced. If not, you may end up needing to redo the entire bathroom floor, or you may need to do a lot of extra work on the walls.
After deciding whether you are willing to take on the work involved in changing the size, the homeowner needs to decide who will do the work. If you're hiring a contractor, be sure to plan for the costs involved. Obtain estimates from about three plumbing contractors, and insist that potential contractors be licensed. There's a reason most states require plumbers to be licensed, to protect yourself and your home. You should also make sure that the plumbing contractor will provide a warranty on the parts and labor. You need to hire a contractor to support his work. In almost all cases, it is strongly recommended that you use a professional plumber to install the bath tub
Now comes the fun part, choosing your new bath tub. There are too many styles and variations to choose from for your next bathtub to discuss in detail. But you basically have two different types to choose from. Typical corner units come in a variety of styles and colors. These are usually the cheapest options available to homeowners, but they do offer options that can make them very expensive. For example, there are walk in bath
and hot tub
and outdoor bathtub
. No matter what your budget, there is a tub for it. There are also freestanding models that can add a unique look to the bathroom. When making your choice, be sure to meet your actual needs. If you prefer to bathe alone, a smaller tub will work, but if you want to share a tub, you may need a slightly larger tub. This is one area you have to get right or you may regret your choice for a long time.
Once you have decided on the type of bathtub, you can begin to decide on a bathtub that will give the look you want in your bathroom. With so many to choose from, it can be a bit overwhelming. Take the time to do your research. Start by looking at online pictures and reviews to narrow down your choices. Then you should go to the home improvement store to see the finalists for yourself. Be careful to get a quality bathtub that will last a lifetime.