If you’re considering a bathroom remodel, you know one of the “WOW” factors in real estate is a sunken tub, or soaking tub. Picture it: water jets, fancy faucets, fluffy towels and candles. It’s an amenity that the advertisement always mentions — the mark of luxury. You can just imagine the time you’ll spend relaxing in the tub with a good book and a glass of wine.
Really? Instead of bubble bath, that tub is more likely to house the laundry basket or the magazines you have good intentions of reading. Do you really need that tub or can you use that space more efficiently?
While it’s a personal preference, you can soak very comfortably in a standard length tub that’s a little deeper than normal. Take that giant space allotted for a soaking tub and instead of covering it with plywood, tile and a deep tub, install a spacious shower. Using tile, you can create any shape and size you like. And you’ll like the usability even more.