There are plenty of stressors in life — work, family, and day-to-day activities can wear you out quickly. Having a clean, inviting bathtub to come home to at the end of a long day is one way to ease your worries and relax your body. But is your tub cutting it? Maybe it's time for a new bathtub!
It can be hard to know when you’re due for a bathroom remodelling, but waiting too long can be an issue. At the same time, a new bathroom can be perfect for adding a bit of luxury in your home. Your bathtub is one of the most important parts of your bathroom’s character and usefulness.
By looking for these signs, you can know when it’s time for an upgrade:
1. Your Bathtub is Leaking or Cracking
One of the most obvious — and potentially serious — reasons it may be time for a new bathtub is that you’re experiencing leaks in your current tub. At best, this can just lead to water on the bathroom floor. If you have a serious issue, however, you could be at risk for expensive repairs. Fill the tub and plug the drain. If the water level drops, you may have a leaky bathtub.
A leaky bathtub could mean you have a small crack in the basin or even a leak in the pipes under the bathtub. HomeAdvisor stated that especially bad leaks could cause damage to the ceiling below the bathtub. You can also damage drywall and other parts of your home, leading to very costly and difficult mitigation. Since leaks only get worse, you should replace your bathtub as soon as you notice a leak.
2. It is Dirty and Stained
There are multiple reasons why a dirty bathtub likely needs to be replaced. Obviously, stains are unappealing. And aside from discouraging your family from taking a relaxing bath, a stained bathtub can create a large eyesore for your entire bathroom.
Regular upkeep can minimize the possibility of unsightly marks, but if they sit for too long, they can become irreversible. For this reason, bathtubs should be sanitized often. But if your bathtub is past the point of no return and you can't remove that unsightly ring, it's time for an upgrade!
Your dirty tub could also be harbouring mold, mildew and bacteria. This isn’t just disgusting, but also unsafe. Kudzu reported that illness, allergic reaction, or skin problems can result from an unsanitary tub. Once again, this is reason for prioritizing cleaning on a weekly basis. Unfortunately, if you are inconsistent about this task, mold or mildew can take over your tub. When it builds up, it can be very tricky to get rid of.
If a stained bathtub is a regular issue for you as a result of hard water, you might want to think about opting for a darker enamelled bathtub. This will help to hide the discolouration when you go shopping for a new tub.
3. You Just Want a New Bathtub
Aside from being hygienic and meant to keep you clean, bathtubs are also soothing and a place to relax. Are you having trouble getting in and out of your bathtub? Perhaps it's simply uncomfortable or not big enough. Maybe it's in an awkward position in your bathroom. Whatever the reason is, it may be time to break out your wallet and purchase a new bathtub that works for you and your family.
If you have trouble getting in and out of your bathtub, you may want to consider installing a walk in bathtub or even a handicap accessible bathtub. If you're struggling to place a traditional bathtub in your bathroom, why not consider a corner bathtub?
4. You’re Ready For an Indulgence
Beyond a dirty or aging tub, there are plenty of reasons for you to consider making an upgrade. Your tub is the focal point of your bathroom and does a lot to carry a sense of style. Visitors will gush at a luxurious new bathtub installation and will just as quickly notice a tub full of soap scum and stains.
By installing one of the newest, most modern models available, you can give your entire bathroom an appreciated new character. Look into clawfoot tubs for a classic, elegant touch. Or, if you’re your standard size tub isn’t cutting it, perhaps purchase a luxurious Jacuzzi tub.
Your tub is also one of the best places to unwind. But this isn't true if it's constantly leaks or if it's full of old stains. At the same time, new tubs have an assortment of relaxing features that melt away stress and give you a much-needed moment of zen. A splash of bath salts and just the right temperature can give you a well-deserved escape just down the hall.
Ready to upgrade your bathroom and replace your lackluster tub with a new bathtub you dream of soaking in? Head to a Kitchen and Bath Classics showroom to look for the newest bathtubs available by Maax tubs, American Standard bathtubs and more!