It has served you well and could very well be as old as the house it came in or it could be older than you oldest child, but there comes a time in one’s life when that dated bathtub simply has to go.

One thing you might have noticed though if you’ve had your house built from the ground up is that even bathtubs aren’t as durable as they used to be. It appears as if they just don’t make anything like they used to anymore and so you might find that you have to replace your bathtub a lot sooner than what you thought.

If you compare the prices of traditional, old-styled bathtubs and full-on hot tubs, however, you might feel that forking out that little bit extra to go all the way and get a hot tub instead is a better idea than replacing your dated bathtub. Those Victorian styled bathtubs which granted have a rather intriguing shape about them perhaps make for a nice design feature, but they’re not overly practical in this day and age, so even if you were looking to maintain a design feature such as that, hot tubs make better sense in this day and age.

You need to be warned though that it’s going to be an exercise which costs you quite a bit more than what you may have anticipated because the installation associated with a hot tub and all its accessories is a lot more specialised than that of a regular bathtub. Where you basically just need a contractor who specialises in a bit of masonry and definitely plumbing, or perhaps where you’d need to bring those different types of tradesmen in separately, with a hot tub there’s the small matter of the electrician as well. If interested, you can take a reference from this electrical contractor in Lansdale, PA as an example to know what type of contractors to hire.

Those are some costs you can find out by simply making enquiries, but be sure to get specific quotes since projects such as these are known to overrun and you don’t want to be stuck without the ability to merely take a bath while waiting for some more building material or waiting for the work to resume as a result of the budget drying up.

Design-wise things can get a bit more expensive since you’d perhaps be bordering on a complete remodelling of your bathroom. Hot tubs need more space than traditional bathtubs and are best mounted right against two walls in the corner, so if you’re limited for space a sunken hot tub will perhaps be the best option to maximise space.

This would give you the option of utilising some free space to allow you to walk in and out and around freely, while something like a shower combo can be built into the unit so that you don’t have to try and squeeze it in separately.

Sliding Pyrex glass doors can be added if privacy or temperature control are considerations, otherwise, a shower combo is definitely in order for those days when you don’t have the time to wait for what is usually a huge hot tub volume to fill all the way up.

Of course, if all of this seems too much, but you’re still craving some time in a hot tub, iKnow has some pretty cool options for hot tub holidays UK.