Custom Home Bathroom Design: Why Ditch The Tub

Written by: Penny Siml on Thursday, January 11, 2018

Quick question: how often do you use the bathtub you have right now? Unless you take a daily soak or you only have one bathroom and young children, you probably aren’t using it frequently. By ditching the tub altogether in you custom home bathroom design, you can increase the amount of room you have to work with to create the bathroom of your dreams.

Increase the size and luxury of your shower.

After you’ve ditched the tub, it’s time to start focusing in on the shower. With all of the extra space in your bathroom, you can afford a larger shower complete with every gadget and luxury feature imaginable. Mood lighting makes your shower more enjoyable. A rainfall faucet means you’ll never actually want to get out of the shower in the morning. Multiple shower heads mean you can enjoy relaxing water pressure from every angle. Love singing in the shower? Your custom home builder can install bluetooth speakers, so you can listen to your favorite songs.

Make the room easier to clean and maintain.

Still not convinced? Here’s another question: how much do you enjoy cleaning the tub? While you might enjoy the occasional soak in your bathtub, the cleaning process for a tub is probably one of your least favorite things. In fact, you might dislike that so much you avoid cleaning the bathroom as long as possible. With a bathtub in your bathroom, you have to clean extra tile, worry about stains on the tub, and do your best to keep hair out of the drain. Removing the tub altogether from your custom home bathroom design means you won’t have to hunch over the side and do your best not to fall in while you’re wiping the far side of it down. Instead, you can easily clean the tile inside of your large, luxury shower.

Incorporate more storage options for better functionality.

Tubs take up a lot of floor space in any custom home bathroom design especially when they are installed separately from the shower. Having a separate tub and shower means you lose out on space. Having a combo tub and shower means you miss out on aesthetics. Ditching the tub all together means you can increase the functionality of your bathroom. How? More storage options. We’re talking a larger linen closet, more space for shelving, and a bigger vanity with two sinks. With all of that extra storage space, there will never be such a thing as too many towels again.

Are you looking to build a custom home in the new year? The custom home builders at Carrington Homes are ready to help you start the process! Check out this complete free e-book, “Tips For Building Your Custom Home” to discover how to hire a builder, where you should build, and how to plan for the process.

If you’re ready to get started with your project now, we’d love to hear about your dream home. Contact us today to set up a consultation with your builder.



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