Last Updated on November 30, 2019 by Terry Ohara
In my opinion, every home must have a bathtub, and I am 100 percent behind that statement, especially for freestanding bathtubs. This might seem pretty arbitrary but I have some reasons for saying that, and as you’ll see in this article the pros outweigh the cons. While they might not be the best option for apartments of which you have to reinforce the floors of, and have just a single bathroom, for homes there is nothing better than it. There are just a multitude of factors that you can include in this list, and it can be simply endless, however, I will try to list the most essential things that will definitely be beneficial to your house, of course the final decision will depend mostly on your taste, the design you want to achieve in your bathroom, and of course your budget, while our dreams may be infinite our budgets don’t really allow that.
First of all, I want to talk about the financial aspect and the advantage you will get if you buy a freestanding bathtub. The most important financial advantage you will get when installing a freestanding bathtub to your home is that it increases the resale value of your house significantly. This is because the luxury home market that is heavily inspired by the resort and hotel industry is very focused on master bathroom luxury. The plumbing industry has also amped up the number of ads for freestanding bathtubs to sell these high-end niche bathtub styles. It is worth mentioning that there are tons of styles you can choose from, and if you don’t have a knack for design, a good designer can do wonders with a nice centerpiece such as an acrylic slipper freestanding bathtub, or even a claw-foot victorian-era inspired one. Since most of these bathtubs are heavy and large they also require reinforced flooring to accommodate this beast, and that also increases the resale value by a margin as well.
Next up, I will state another crucial reason and that is the aesthetical value a freestanding bathtub will add to your master bathroom. You may argue the resale value aspect of a freestanding bathtub, since it will also depend on your area and cost of a living average of the area, in the aesthetical aspect there is nothing that can compete with the looks and design of a freestanding bathtub. You don’t need to invest or consult a designer to achieve great results, just take a look at some blog posts and you will find your inspiration in no time. What is even more interesting you can find various designs of freestanding bathtubs for every design.
I can list a wide range of reasons to go along with these two, but these two are the most essential, and you can even check our freestanding bathtub buying guide to get further information about them.