Bathroom remodels can be quite complicated. There are so many decisions to make in such a short time that you may start to feel overwhelmed. One such big decision is what type of shower and bathtub you will have in your new bathroom. To help you decide between the two options, the bathroom remodeling experts at Booher Remodeling Company are comparing freestanding soaking tubs with framed-in alcove bathtubs.

Choosing a Bathtub

Freestanding Soaking Tubs

Freestanding soaking tubs are clearly the more elegant, impressive choice. They make an impact as soon as you walk into a bathroom, and they generally make a bathroom look and feel larger. Another great pro of a freestanding tub is the sheer number of options to choose from. The design choices are practically limitless, and you are almost guaranteed to find one that will work with any decor you can dream up.

All these options also offer more comfort and features than are available with an alcove tub. A freestanding tub is deeper and wider than an alcove tub so it can accommodate larger people or perhaps two people at a time! Finally, because a freestanding tub doesn’t have walls built around it, you can place it anywhere you want in your bathroom.

Built-in Alcove Tub

Alcove tubs come with their own set of unique benefits. Because they are smaller and use less material than a freestanding tub, they are significantly cheaper to install and fill with water. Alcove tubs are also more practical for smaller bathrooms because they can be used as the tub and shower together. While you may love the idea of a freestanding tub, not every bathroom can accommodate one. So, it may be in your best interest to find an option that will kill two birds with one stone.

Additionally, because alcove tubs have walls, they have plenty of customizable space. This means you can add built-in shelves to hold your shampoo collection or add safety handles for aging or handicapped family members. Finally, alcove tubs are easier to clean and simpler to use. You can choose to use shower doors or bypass them all together while still keeping all the water inside the tub where it belongs.

If you’re ready to start making bathroom remodeling choices like these, contact the design team and bathroom remodeling experts at Booher Remodeling Company today at (317) 852-5546. Located in Indianapolis, we have been designing and remodeling beautiful bathrooms since 2001 and we can’t wait to work with you!