The tub encompasses a large section of the bathroom. It’s no surprise then that it’s usually a significant focal point. As such, you want to carefully select a tub when remodeling your bathroom. This leads to the question of freestanding vs built-in tub. Learn the pros and cons of each style before making a final decision.
Freestanding vs Built-In Tub Cost
Traditionally, freestanding tubs cost more due to being considered a vintage and high-ticket fixture. However, there are more affordable options nowadays. Be mindful, however, that the surroundings for a built-in tub can contribute to the overall cost. This is a non-issue for a freestanding model.
A freestanding tub can be placed wherever you wish, even smack in the middle of the bathroom. Even after the plumbing is installed, the tub can still be slightly repositioned. A built-in tub is permanently fixed. This means no leeway for repositioning post-installation.
In terms of spatial consumption, though, freestanding tubs often consume greater space. This is because of the space needed around the tub itself. In addition, the plumbing requires a floor-mounted faucet. This takes up more space than a wall-mounted faucet common in a built-in tub.
This one is a toss-up as a wide array of designs are available for both styles. More homeowners feel that freestanding tubs are more visually appealing. This is perhaps due to them being a rarity in contemporary homes and having somewhat of a classical charm.
We Completely Remodel Your Bathroom
Let DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen renovate your bathroom from the top down. Our interior remodeling service also includes kitchen renovations. For the bathroom, we have installed both freestanding and built-in tubs; we can make a recommendation based on the style of your home if you’re having trouble deciding.
We are happy to serve the Southern Lakes area. Our service area also includes Kenosha, Racine, Burlington and Lake Geneva. We also serve Pleasant Prairie, Union Grove, Salem, Bristol, Sturtevant, Soers, Paris, Twin Lakes, Brighton and Kansasville