The whirlpool bath was once considered to be a luxury reserved only for the rich and famous. A little later on they became more popular because of hotels, health spas, and fitness rooms. Go forward in time, and suddenly everyone is talking about them – and installing them into their houses – simply because the whirlpool bath has so many advantages to both the health and standard of living.
The whirlpool bath is without a doubt one of the best bathing experiences you can enjoy, and since it has become so affordable (relative to the past years and decades) it’s no wonder it has become so popular. Thinking about getting one? Good for you! Here are the top things you need to do before buying a whirlpool bath.
The carpenter’s rule
Measure twice – cut once. Everyone’s familiar with the rule, but when it comes to installing a bath, it’s really important. Not only do you need to have enough room for the bath itself, you also need to understand the plumbing requirements, the space that might interfere with the opening and closing of doors, and so on. Measure your bathroom carefully and set your limitations when it comes to the actual tub itself.
Think about what your family needs
There are many whirlpool bath models out there, each with their own price tag and their own features. Think first about what your family needs, and list them down carefully. It will prevent you from getting carried away with the many (possibly expensive) features you don’t really require.
The budget is important
True, your whirlpool bath is an investment, so you shouldn’t go cheap. On the other hand, stick with your budget – so put a certain amount aside and vow not to go over it.
Get professionals to do it
You want the installation to be done right, so get professionals to do it. You’ll want the help of both an electrician and a plumber. We can’t stress it enough: it would be a shame to have things go wrong just because you want to save a few quid when it comes to installation.
Here’s one thing – an important thing – that you may want to think carefully about before you decide to install a whirlpool bath: you may want to remodel your bathroom a little. In fact, you may want to remodel it a lot. In and of itself, it’s a great idea, since all rooms in the house need a little upgrading now and again. After all, it only adds to the value of the home. However, the whirlpool bath is bound to be the focal point, and you want everything to match aesthetically – so check your budget and your plans carefully. It’s a great investment, but it should be taken seriously.
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