What Are The Benefits of Garden Tubs?
IN THIS ARTICLE:
Garden tubs are freestanding,
…deep soaking baths that have become more fashionable in houses in recent years,
…according to contemporary interior design and real estate parlance.
Contemporary garden tubs vary from sleek minimalist circular designs..
…to reconstructions of 19th-century French roll-top bateau-style tubs called..
…for its similarity to a ship’s bow.
Garden tubs come in a variety of forms, including round, rectangular, and asymmetrical.
They’re made of a variety of contemporary materials,
…from porcelain-enamelled steel to fibreglass, and they differ in price, look, and heat retention.
Standard Tub vs Garden Tub
To begin with, owing to its circular form,
…a garden bathtub is considerably wider and deeper than a normal garden tub,
…making it rather enormous and necessitating a significant amount of room..
…to accommodate it something that many houses cannot provide.
In addition to its substantial size, the overall broad design inhibits the ability to attach a shower to it,
…as many bathtubs do nowadays.
Finally, a garden tub is generally significantly more expensive..
… then a regular alcove or standalone bathtub,
…with prices ranging from $3000-5000, not including installation costs.
Plastic garden tubs are available for roughly $500-1,000,
…but they tend to be inexpensive since the material does not hold heat effectively..
…and is much less robust, resulting in more money spent on replacements in the long term.
Garden bathtubs compensate for these drawbacks…
…by having a deep enough water capacity to sit and totally immerse a person,
…making them much more successful at offering a deeper soak than a standard bathtub,
…which, on average, has a significantly smaller water capacity for soaking.
This is beneficial for medical soaks or therapeutic relaxation…
…since it creates a far more peaceful atmosphere than a regular bathtub.
All About Garden Tub Care and Maintenance
Garden tubs are on the more expensive end of the spectrum..
…when it comes to garden tubs due to their large size.
A basic or regular garden tub costs roughly $2,000 before installation fees..
…are taken into account. Of course, depending on the materials chosen,
..this bathtub may easily cost $5,000 or more, leaving it out of reach…
…for people on a tight budget. Because these bathtubs are rather big,
…the installation might be problematic,
necessitating the need of a professional, which can add roughly $1,000-2,000 to your original cost.
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What is the size of a garden tub?
Garden tubs are typically 42 inches broad, 60 inches long, and 24 inches deep.
This is about the size of a regular oval garden tub (3.5 ft wide, 5 ft long, 2 ft deep).
On the other hand, they may become a lot bigger on the high end,
…with some bathtubs measuring up to 70 inches wide,
…70 inches long, and 30 inches deep. (5.8ft wide, 5.8ft long, 2.5ft deep),
…which is comparable in size to a jacuzzi, which is just a garden tub with jets attached.
Are there any other shapes available?
Garden bathtubs are available in a variety of designs,
…but they always have one thing in common: they are oval or circular in some fashion.
This, of course, stems from a more contemporary design that gives deeper water depth,
…comparable to that of a basin, allowing for complete submersion when bathing.
…It also implies that, like a typical freestanding bathtub,
…the bathtub is completed on all sides, allowing you full access to all sides.
This design, although benefiting you in obtaining more water depth,
…also means that a shower isn’t really feasible unless you have enough area…
…to accommodate both the tub and a bigger enclosure…
…since classic freestanding bathtubs do not flush neatly against the wall.
Instead of a shower, most garden tubs may be equipped with water jets and pressurised streams,
…which can be increased to create a jacuzzi feel.
Garden tubs are a great way to relax and unwind at home,
…providing the same comfort as a hot tub. They’re also incredibly pricey,
….take up a lot of space in your bathroom, and use nearly twice as much water as a regular bathtub.
Consider a regular standalone bathtub instead if you’re on a lower budget.
Are garden baths a thing of the past?
These bathroom behemoths are on their way out due to their massive size.
A 5-foot triangle corner tub can store up to 96 gallons of water..
…while taking up roughly 25 square feet of important master bathroom floor space!
Climbing in and out of these deep tubs with huge surrounds is dangerous,
…not to mention the difficulty of cleaning so much grout.
With all of these issues, many homeowners have decided to get rid of their garden tubs.
In fact, according to the Houzz 2020 Bathroom Trends Update,
…bathtubs are being removed from master bathrooms at a faster rate than ever before.
According to Houzz, half of the refurbished master bathrooms do not feature a bathtub.
Garden tubs are absolutely stunning to have in the garden,
…as it is also versatile, to help you garden,
…keep water source closer to the nature.