Ever gone into a house whether it's that of a friend or an open house somewhere and wonder why on earth there was no bathtub in the bathroom? Yes, it happens, people just do not have the room or do not want a bathtub and instead opt for a shower. Yikes!
What is better after a long hard day than a soak in a nice, deep, warm tub of water? Not a lot according to a lot of us which is why bathtubs come in so many shapes and sizes, so they're perfect for any space.
Of course the more space you have the more options for that perfect tub you will have. We've all seen the glossy magazine pictures of a massive bathtub in the middle of a huge bathroom. While we may not all be going that crazy, bathtubs can still make a statement.
Stand alone tubs can make that statement but will also need further plumbing than those that sit against a wall. Some come with those lovely clawfeet that invoke such romantic images, and some are beautifully designed vessels that offer a modern, sleek take on the tub design.
Then there are the tubs that are seen in the majority of houses, with the bath against the wall, usually with a tub surrounding of some sort that hides all of the pipes and makes a statement of its own. Here the possibilities are endless, you can fancy it all up with different tiles or surroundings and of course change the taps and you've changed the whole look of the bathroom. If, down the line you get sick of the tiles or surround then you simply change that out and give your room a whole new look, while keeping the tub in place.
Triangular tubs are meant to be used in small spaces as they are space saving in design. What they lack in size they make up for in depth and they can usually sit additional people rather than the one of regular tubs. They usually sit against two walls with the plumbing hidden underneath and behind the wall so there is no need for additional plumbing work.
Large or small, soaker or regular, one person or multiple people the tub is the showpiece of the bathroom. Add a shower and you have a two for one in place but get rid of the tub entirely? No way!