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A Guide To Showers and Bathtubs
Editor In Chief, United Home Improvement
Choosing a new bath tub is one of the more exciting remodeling
decisions. This is your chance to get rid of that old, uncomfortable
rectangle tub and upgrade to something rejuvenating, something
massaging, something more like a whirlpool tub or a soft bathtub.
Maybe you simply wish to improve the look and feel of your old tub
by covering it with a new shell. Bath tubs can be made out of four
different types of materials; acrylic, fiberglass, steel enamel and
cast iron. They can be sold as soakers (regular tubs), whirlpool or
When it comes to remodeling your bathroom, don't be afraid to pamper
yourself, but be smart about where you pamper yourself. Sometimes it
is a better idea to upgrade your shower, something you use two-three
times a day, as opposed to investing money into a tub that might
just sit there unused. Showers are becoming more and more attractive
with new technology. Your shower can be turned into a steam room,
stimulate hydro massages, and for your convenience they now come in
multiple shower heads.
To keep cost low it is important to consider where the plumbing in
your bathroom currently exist. If you locate you new shower or tub
so that it can operate on your current plumbing, you will be saving
yourself a lot of money.