One common home improvement trend we’ve noticed is that homeowners have been looking to update their bathtubs. This bathroom remodeling project can be done in a variety of ways, some choose to simply refinish their tub for a fresh, modern feel, others decide completely to replace their old, worn-out bathtub. If you decide to replace your current tub, here are some questions to consider before heading to the store.

What will the bathtub’s main use be?

Will the tub be one for daily family use, a place to wash pets or will it be used as your personal luxurious hideaway tub? If this is purely a functional tub then all the bells and whistles might not be needed. On the other hand, if you are splurging on a luxurious bathroom renovation to create your own little paradise then you’ll be purchasing something that’s job is to soak away your cares.

Who will be using the bathtub?

Standard bathtubs are great for every day use; however, you need to consider the people that will be the primary users. Are the people using it disabled? Is it part of building an in-law suite in your home for an elderly parent? If so, then you will want to choose one that is easy to get into and out of. If you’ll be bathing children here then you may not want a deep soaker tub since you’ll be bent over getting a backache as you shampoo their hair. Another thing to consider is whether or not the tallest person in the house will be able to fit. The length/widths of a standard bathtub may not be able to accommodate everyone.

Is the bathtub size appropriate for the room?

Room measurements are important when deciding which bathtub is right for your bathroom remodeling project. If you choose one that is too large you may have to remove other fixtures or tear down existing walls to accommodate. Also don’t forget bathtubs come in one piece, it needs to be able to fit through doorways and staircases in order to even get to the room where you’d like to install it.

If you are worried that choosing a new tub, handling the delivery and installation may be too much work for a DIY home improvement project, contact an expert general contractor at Hearn Construction for help. Hiring a reputable company like Hearn Construction in north central Indiana will make sure any home remodeling gets done in a timely, cost efficient and organized manner. Call us at 765-452-2669 to speak with a professional general contractor to get your home improvement project started today!