A bathroom renovation expert will teach you everything you need to know about how to buy a great bathtub for your space. However, sometimes it’s nice to have ideas before the designer arrives for your in-home consultation.

Here’s some helpful information about choosing a bathtub and hiring a company to install it. 

Bathtub Buying Guide

Are you excited about your new bathtub? Here are some points to ponder about bathtub design and installation.

Bathtub Shower Combo

The bathtub shower combo is the budget-friendly go-to choice for homeowners needing to save space

Pro Tip: According to the National Association of Realtors, a bathtub helps increase your resale value.

Alcove Bathtub

An alcove bathtub fits within a three-sided enclosure. The standard length for an alcove tub is 60 inches, and it is typically the least expensive and easiest type of bathtub to install. An alcove tub has the smallest footprint and helps you maximize your bathroom floor space.

Alcove bathtubs are commonly fiberglass, acrylic, or stone resin.

Pro Tip: The walls around an alcove bathtub are called a wall surround. Some wall surrounds come attached to the bathtub, while others are detached for easier installation. 

Walk-In Tub

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Walk-in tubs are designed for those with mobility issues. They come with a watertight door on the side for easy access. In addition, walk-in tubs include important safety features, such as grab bars. Since a walk-in tub is used as a soaking tub and for everyday bathing, it typically comes with a hand shower. 

Pro Tip: Talk with your doctor to see if a walk-in bathtub might help treat your arthritis or anxiety. Soaking tubs may also improve your cardiovascular health and alleviate pain caused by musculoskeletal conditions.

How to Select the Best Bathtub for a Budget-Friendly Bathroom Renovation Project

For those with budget, time, and space constraints, select a bathtub that fits in the same footprint as the old tub. Moving the drain location, altering the walls, and reinforcing the floors will make the project more complicated and expensive.

Although there are a variety of bathtub materials, an acrylic bathtub is budget-friendly and easy to clean. Acrylic bathtubs come in a variety of styles. 

For Fast Bathroom Remodeling, Contact Woodbridge Shower & Bath

Woodbridge Shower & Bath serves the Greater DFW area and is the go-to source for one-day bath remodeling. Our certified bathtub installers in Dallas ensure a seamless fit, whether you choose a bathtub replacement or a walk-in tub installation. Our crews can also remove alcove tubs and replace them with sleek, easy-to-access walk-in showers. 

We know you have a lot of questions about bathtub sizes and materials. So, give Woodbridge Shower and Bath a call today to schedule a free consultation.

Selecting a New Bathtub: Takeaways

  • Tub/shower combos are popular because they save space and are economical.
  • You have to have adequate floor space for a freestanding bathtub. 
  • Most alcove bathtubs measure 60 inches.
  • Drop-in tubs have unfinished exteriors.
  • Corner tubs have increased soaking depth and can typically accommodate more than one person.
  • Walk-in tubs are great options for those with mobility issues who yearn for a luxurious soak. 

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