Things to consider when buying a bathtub

Things to consider when buying a bathtub

After a long hard day at work or a hard session in the gym, there’s no better feeling than sinking into a red hot bath and drifting into a coma of relaxation. Ahhhh the very thought brings a warm smile to our faces….

However, when it comes to buying a bathtub, it can often be more of a headache than a pleasurable experience. Mainly because you don’t just have to think about the needs and requirements of your bathroom design, but you also have to think about practical considerations to accommodate your personal needs.

Bath tubs come a vast array of shapes, sizes, materials and finishes, and since the advent of new technology, many now incorporate their own sound systems, Jacuzzi jets and whirlpools, and even their very own TV screens! Yes, bathtubs have come a long way…

And, although many of us welcome the opportunity to choose from a host of different styles and sizes, it can often make the task of choosing the perfect bathtub far more difficult than it should be.

But don’t worry, we’ve complied a list of some important questions that you should ask yourself before taking the plunge and purchasing a bathtub. We hope that you find them helpful!

What do you intend to use your bathtub for?

Yes, this may seem like a silly question but not everyone uses their bathtub for a standard soaking at the end of the day! For many people, their bathtub is a retreat of relaxation, where they can kick back and relax and forget about the world.

With this in mind, you might want to include a massage facility, headrest or even a whirlpool facility. But that’s not all, in today’s technically advanced world, you can find bathtubs that come complete with ambient underwater lighting, automated cleaning systems, and even aromatherapy features and adjustable jets. And, if mobility is an issue or if you are a little unsteady on your feet, it might be a good idea to incorporate grab bars.

So you can see from this long list of features and benefits, why it might be worth considering how often you use your bathtub and whether or not these will make a huge impact to your standard of living before investing in add-ons!

Have you got enough space in your bathroom to accommodate your new tub?

It happens time and time again, people get their heart set on their dream bathtub without measuring their bathroom to see if it will actually fit first!

So, before falling in love with a bathtub, it’s important that you measure your bathroom to make sure that it will integrate into your existing design, without dominating your available space! On that note, it’s also worth checking whether your bathtub requires any special installation considerations that you will need to accommodate. For example, if you choose a bathtub with jets or whirlpools you will need to make sure that you have a compatible air switch, electric timer and pump!

Try before you buy

When we say try before you buy, we don’t mean literally! But, it is important that when you’re out shopping for a bathtub that you step into the tub (fully clothed, of course) to ensure that it is the right size for you. After all, comfort is everything when it comes to buying a new tub!

And don’t feel embarrassed, lots of people do it – the fact that you haven’t already noticed proves that no one is paying attention to what you are doing anyway!

Here at Kenneth Installations in Glasgow, we can help you to create the perfect bathroom in line with your exact needs and expectations.