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Should I keep A Tub In My Primary Ensuite Bathroom?

Deciding whether to include a tub in your primary ensuite bathroom is one of the most common dilemmas homeowners face during a remodel. At Bath Pro KC, we regularly encounter clients pondering this very question, and we approach it with consideration to personal lifestyle and home value.

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The thought process begins with a simple yet telling question: Do you currently use your tub? Your response unveils a great deal about your bathing preferences. It may illuminate issues you still need to consider, such as ineffective jetted tubs that no longer function properly or frustratingly large tubs that your water heater can't fill with sufficiently hot water. Other common concerns include accessibility, time-consuming cleaning, and the elusive luxury of time itself for a long soak.

If you answered, "Yes, I would use a tub if it were functional," your options are pleasantly diverse, spanning from space-saving alcove tubs to luxurious freestanding models.

Freestanding tubs are a symbol of luxury and come in various sizes, from compact 48-inch models perfect for tighter spaces to grand 84-inch versions that make a statement in larger bathrooms. Drop-in tubs, known for their requirement of a frame or decking for installation, offer a wealth of customization in terms of shape, size, and features. Meanwhile, alcove tubs, designed to fit snugly into a three-wall nook, provide a practical solution without compromising on comfort; these typically range from 13 to 24 inches in height and come in lengths of 48, 55, 60, 72 inches, and other intermediate sizes, making them adaptable to various bathroom layouts.

We at Bath Pro KC recognize the significance of a comfortable and relaxing bath. That's why we offer soaker-style alcove tubs with slanted backs and spray foam insulation specifically engineered to extend the warmth of your bath, enhancing the relaxation experience.

Jetted tub options expand the horizon of luxury with choices that include air jets, water jets, or a combination of both. However, it's important to note that these sophisticated tubs require one or two dedicated circuits from your electrical box, which may influence installation feasibility.

Conversely, if you find yourself leaning towards "No, I wouldn't utilize a tub," consider whether another tub in the household can serve essential functions such as accommodating the bath-time routines for young children or preserving the home's resale value. This consideration rings especially true for larger-family homes. If this is still the case, redirecting investments toward enhancing your shower experience could be a wise decision. Shifting focus towards a shower renovation could then be a savvy investment. Envision elevating your shower with an array of head options, such as handhelds and rain shower heads attached to versatile extensions, allowing you the luxury of toggling between up to three water sources simultaneously. By shifting focus to a shower renovation, you're not merely upgrading fixtures; you're creating an immersive experience with features like multiple showerheads, body jets, heated bench seating, shaving pedestals, recessed niches, and luxurious frameless glass showers for an unparalleled showering experience. With these enhancements, your shower doesn't just cleanse — it revitalizes, setting a new standard for your daily routine.

At Bath Pro KC, we know the essence of a perfect bathroom experience varies from person to person. For some, it's about the allure of a hot bath — an oasis where you can unwind with a good book or simply soak in silence, letting bath bombs or aromatic oils transport you to a state of complete relaxation. Our team is passionate about making such indulgent bath experiences a reality in your home. Yet, we also recognize that not everyone's idea of relaxation revolves around a bathtub. If the sophistication and practicality of a spa-like shower better suit your lifestyle, we excel in designing shower spaces that merge elegance with functionality. Picture a shower where every detail, from the heated bench to the body jets and the soothing rain shower head, is curated to provide an exceptional, rejuvenating experience. Whatever your preference, Bath Pro KC is here to craft a bathroom that transcends ordinary living, enhancing both your home's value and your daily rituals.

Bathroom trends are ever-evolving, with oversized tubs making way for standalone statement pieces and showers that mimic the indulgence of a personal spa. Consulting with our experts at Bath Pro KC can help you to navigate these trends, ensuring your ensuite bathroom is not just up-to-date but a personal sanctuary tailored to your preferences.

Whether you dream of a serene soaking experience or a revitalizing shower to begin each day, consider how each option aligns with your current lifestyle and future intentions for your home. Our team at Bath Pro KC is dedicated to crafting spaces that reflect individual needs while adding lasting value to your home.


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