Adding a Whirlpool Tub in Your Bathroom: Things to Think About
There’s nothing quite like soaking in a whirlpool tub. It’s soothing, it massages your muscles, and it’s plain fun. Having a whirlpool tub right in your own home would mean you could end every day on a relaxing note, allowing you to feel refreshed and more alive the next day. … Think we’re exaggerating about the beauty of adding a whirlpool tub in your bathroom? Try it out and see for yourself!
Just consider the following things first.
What You Should Know about Adding a Whirlpool Tub in Your Bathroom
It’s not as hard as they make it seem.
Installing a whirlpool tub is almost as easy as installing a regular bathtub. You may need to contact a professional plumber to assist you, but truly the existing plumbing will most likely be all you need.
Decide if it’s just for playtime or if you want to use it as your main shower and bathtub.
Will you use your whirlpool tub occasionally after a long, hard day, or do you plan to use it daily as a shower or regular bathtub? If it’s the latter, you will have to make sure it has all the proper fixtures, doors, and other necessities.
Determine what you can afford.
Whirlpool tubs tend to look more expensive than they are. You can get one anywhere from $600 to nearly $20,000. When it comes to installation costs, it should be all the same because the size of your tub shouldn’t matter. If you’re choosing an extravagant tub, such as one with lights or one that doubles as a steam shower, you might have to pay for the extra equipment or time it takes to install it.
Electricity is the issue.
The main complications could be in relation to electricity. You need to make sure you have enough power to have your jets running properly, and ensuring that any potential electrical hazards are nonexistent is a must. Consult with an electrician before adding a whirlpool tub in your bathroom for the best results and to ensure everyone’s safety.
You don’t need a whole lot of space.
Your whirlpool tub can be the same size as your regular bathtub if you choose, so you don’t need to renovate your bathroom or tear down any walls to fit one in. Of course, if you want to go totally extravagant and fabulous with your tub, we wouldn’t blame you. If that’s what you decide to do, contact us to help you redesign your bathroom.
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It’s up to you, but we say if you’re going to have a whirlpool tub, go for something outstanding. You’ve worked hard all your life, and you deserve something luxurious to come home to.
Plus, we love to renovate bathrooms when we have something like your gorgeous new whirlpool tub as one of the design elements, so once you’re ready to take your bathroom from suitable to extraordinary, let us know!