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Built-In vs. Freestanding Bathtubs

Posted by Krista Payne on Aug 19, 2014 5:49:48 AM

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Benefits of a Built-In Tub

  • Maximizes space in a compact bathroom and gives you some space on the tub decking for bath products or ornamental accessories.
  • Can be combined easily with a wall-mounted shower.
  • More economical than a freestanding bathtub because sides can be left unfinished without skirting.
  • Design of custom enclosure is unlimited, offering a great way to integrate with other cabinetry or tiling.
  • Often has lower sides than a freestanding tub, so it can be easier to get in and out.

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Benefits of a Freestanding Tub

  • A statement piece that will be the focal point of your modern bathroom.
  • Available in many materials and styles.
  • Flexible in terms of where you can place the soaking tub because it's fully finished on all sides.
  • Accessible on all sides, making it easy to clean in and around.
  • Offers more of a contemporary design compared to a built in tub..


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