Complete Your Dream Bathroom with a Soaking Garden Tub

If you’re in the process of remodeling your master bathroom, you’re likely looking to replace your shower and tub. Some people opt for a conjoined shower and tub, while others like them to be separate. While you don’t necessarily need a tub in your master bath, you will want to have at least one in your home. Most buyers expect this feature. 

A popular option for bathrooms these days is a garden tub. Also called a soaking tub, a garden tub is a freestanding tub shaped like an oval. It’s deep, large and more comfortable than traditional bathtubs, which is why it’s the perfect addition for a master bathroom remodel. But, as always, you must consider how you use your space. 

How Big is a Garden Tub? 

A standard garden tub is 42 inches wide, 60 inches long and 24 inches deep, though they can get much bigger than this. Installing a garden tub is a bit more involved, too. Because of its large size, you’ll need ample floor space. Plus, these tubs are freestanding with no walls around them, so you can’t position them into a corner of the bathroom. 

The purpose of a garden tub is to allow people to be fully immersed in water, with no knees, legs or feet sticking out. You can get a true soak! Garden tubs may also curve to one or multiple sides so that you can lean back comfortably. 

What are the Pros and Cons to a Garden Tub? 

If you like the idea of being able to come home and soak in a hot bubble bath, a garden tub might be the perfect solution! But there are also some things you’ll need to think about, as not all spaces are conducive to a garden tub. 

The pros: 

  • Spacious and roomy. You can fully soak your body for a true, relaxing experience. 
  • Aesthetically pleasing. Garden tubs will elevate the look of your bathroom, while also delivering a sense of comfort and tranquility. 
  • Comfortable design. There are many different shapes and materials to choose from, allowing you to pick a style that’s comfortable for your body type.
  • High quality materials. Some popular materials for garden tubs include resin, enameled cast iron and stainless steel. The material you choose depends on the style you’re going for – rustic, industrial, country, etc. 
  • Enhancements. You still get all the same enhancements as any other tub – water jets, custom hardware and more. 

The cons: 

  • Requires a lot of space. Because they’re large and freestanding, garden tubs need big spaces. 
  • Difficult to get into. Because of its high sides, garden tubs may not be the best choice for kids and older adults. 
  • Expensive. Garden tubs are more expensive than regular tubs. However, most people say they’re well worth it! 

To discuss your master bathroom remodeling project, contact Kavin Construction today. We’ll be happy to help with every element of your project, from the flooring and cabinets to the tub and shower.