Built-in or FreeStanding: Which Tub Should You Choose? / by Keith Moehle

Although many homeowners are moving away from tubs in 2018, there's just something about soaking in a luxurious tub after a hectic day that is irreplaceable.


When beginning a remodel, the question is what type of tub is right for you: built-in or freestanding?

There are pros and cons for each type of tub, and we want to give you a quick rundown on both to make your decision process more manageable.


Let’s start off with Built-in tubs!


● Although all tubs vary in price, built-in tubs tend to be less expensive compared to freestanding tubs.

● Built-in tubs allow for more storage room for your toiletries since they mount on the walls.

● These tubs are easier to clean. They have fewer cracks and crevices you have to get into which makes for a painless cleaning.


● A downside of a built-in tub is the limited placement since it has to be against a wall usually in a corner.

● The style of built-in tubs is also limited, so if you want to show off a particular style this could restrict you.



Now, let’s move onto Freestanding Tubs!


● Let’s start off with the look as a significant positive to choose a freestanding tub! These tubs are a beautiful, unique piece to add to a bathroom

● Freestanding tubs can be placed anywhere in the bathroom since it the walls don't restrict its placement


● Freestanding tubs are stunning, but they are generally more expensive than built-in tubs.

● With a shower-tub combo, a built-in is the more practical option to prevent water splashing out of the tub and to prevent slipping


Now that you have a better idea of the pros & cons of both tubs, give us a call at 210-680-5626 so we can update your bathroom!

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