What to do with that huge garden tub
In the late 1980s and 1990s many houses were designed and built with large master bathrooms that included oversized garden tubs (also known as whirlpool tubs, Jacuzzis, soaking tubs or corner tubs). During this time, these tubs were highly sought after and were expected in any well-designed new home or remodel. It appears that our lifestyles have changed and these once sought after tubs are a thing of the past (although this author will disagree because there is nothing more lovely than a relaxing soak in a tub). When remodeling our homes, many people opt to get rid of their huge tub and expand their shower. That’s great but you may want to consider a few things before opting to do this. It isn’t as easy (or cheap) as you may think.
Those large garden tubs don’t have to be an eyesore in your master bathroom. If they are worn or an ugly color, consider Atlanta bathtub refinishing to give it a new look that is vibrant and fresh. If you don’t have the budget to remove it, you don’t need to.
If you are considering removing the tub and putting in a large shower (with no tub) in your master bathroom, you may want to rethink your plans. A spacious shower is certainly a selling point but the time and money you put into remodeling for the sole purpose of selling, may not be a good return on your investment. You could end up losing money in the long run. Consider leaving the tub and refinishing for a fraction of the cost. Also remember, someone with a growing family considering your house, may want the large tub to bathe the kids and pets. You don’t know a person’s needs and it may deter someone if you don’t have a tub.
If you don’t use your tub and aren’t planning on selling your home anytime soon, remodeling your bathroom may be a viable option for you. But, if you have no other bathtub in your home, why would you remove the only one? There are many uses for bathtubs and if you haven’t thought of using your tub for its intended purpose, maybe you should reconsider. Taking a bath has many healing properties and with the right temperature and bath products, a bath can make your sore muscles and aches and pains disappear.
Why not turn your garden tub and surrounding area into an oasis, a place to get away and relax?
If your tub has its original surface from the 90s, consider refinishing it so that you can bring it into the new millennium and make it less of an eyesore. Atlanta bathtub refinishing is an economical way to bring your garden tub out of tacky and into trendy. While the garden tub may have lost its luster in the 2000s, trends often change and what’s old is new again. Don’t leave your home without a tub; just refinish it for a beautiful new makeover.
Let the experts at Top Gun Applied Surfaces show you what your garden tub can look like!