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A Guide To Showers and Bathtubs
Written by Elizabeth Wood
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 thermal masseur.

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.

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