Dreaming about making some changes in your home? Checked.
Talking to family members about it? Checked.
Deciding to go for it, research your options, setting a budget, and choosing the material? Checked, checked, and double-checked.
Congratulations! You are ready to buy your next bathtub and enjoy your new bathroom! You can bring the bubbly out and celebrate, because–
Wait, you still don’t know which acrylic bathtub is the right one for you?
Then let’s not get ahead of ourselves and save that bubbly for when your bathtub is installed in your bathroom because you still have some work to do. But worry not! We are here to help you all the way, from dream to reality.
So, let’s get our hands dirty —or soaked in an acrylic bathtub— and take a look at these considerations when picking the right one for you.
How Much Does an Acrylic Bathtub Cost?
Now, this is the thing with acrylic bathtubs: You can find them in such a wide range of sizes, colors, designs, and shapes, that their prices come in a big variety, too. Knowing this, you can expect to pay anything between 300 and 14,000 dollars. You should ask if the installation is included, but if not, the price for the installation per se will range between 450 and 800 dollars.
How Much Space Do You Have in Your Bathroom?
Acrylic is such a malleable material that you can find acrylic bathtubs in most shapes and sizes. That’s why you need to know how much space you have in your bathroom before you even go window-shopping for a bathtub.
When your bathroom is small, then you have already limited options. If, on the contrary, you have a bathroom with the size to host a tea party with your neighbors, you’ll have a wider range of options to choose from.
For a simpler remodeling project, you can start by measuring the space that your current bathtub takes. But if you are making a big remodel or building from scratch ask your contractor how much space you will have. Ask them for different shapes and models, so you can have an idea of what to look for.
Who Is Going to Use the Bathtub?
This is not a minor detail. If there are any kids or a senior who is going to use the bathtub, you should consider things such as safety and mobility.
Have you never slipped as a kid in the bathroom or even in the pool? Now, everyone can have an accident and there is no method that will completely avoid them, but you can minimize the risk of slipping by installing a bathtub that will take off the extra effort and movement that kids and seniors often need to make in order to go in or out of a bathtub.
The design options are going to be influenced by all the previous variables, but you might also want to think of the style you want to implement in your bathroom. So, here is a brief list of the most common types of bathtubs you will find in the market.
One of the most common, find-in-your-grandma-home types of bathtubs in the world. Ask your mother. She probably has a photo of you as a toddler playing in one of these. Surrounded by three walls, it’s a practical choice if you want to combine it with a shower,
although it might not be senior-friendly.
Did anyone say “take a bath in style”? There is nothing more stylish than a freestanding bathtub, but you will need to have enough space for it.
Are you looking to optimize your space? A corner bathtub might be a good option for you. And even though they are relegated to a corner of your bathroom, you can find some pretty and stylish designs too, so you can combine style and practicality with your tub.
These are a great option, especially if the tub is going to be used by a senior or someone with some type of mobility issue. They have a watertight door, and a seat so whoever is taking a bath can have the whole bathtub experience in a safer way.
If you still need an extra hand deciding what is the best acrylic bathtub for you, and if you want to see how it will look, you can always schedule a free of charge visit with one of our professionals. They will show you samples of the material we work with, so you can see and feel the quality of our product, and, as an extra, you’ll be able to design your dream bathroom with our Build Your Bath™ Software.
Call us at +1 941 307-3847. We will be more than happy to assist you.