Take Me Away -- 3 Ways To Choose The Right Jet Tub For Your Home

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At the end of a long day, few things could be more relaxing than taking a long dip in your own jetted tub. But before you run out and buy one that looks good in the showroom, it's important to answer a few questions for yourself to avoid common mistakes. Here are some things to determine before you go shopping. 

Will It Fit?

Be sure you know how the tub will fit in your bathroom -- both physically and thematically. First, measure the space it will go in to ensure that your intended tub isn't too large or too small for the space. Then, measure the door -- particularly if your house is older -- to make sure the tub can be brought into the bathroom without major demolition of your entrance. The weight may also be a consideration if you're switching from a regular tub to a large, jetted one, or you're working in a bathroom on an upper floor. Finally, you may want to consult with a licensed plumber to ensure that the existing plumbing will be able to reach and accommodate the new bathtub's design. 

Will It Stick Out?

Once you've done the math for placing the tub in the room, it's time to consider how it will affect the rest of the bathroom visually. Select a tub design that fits with the overall theme or motif of the room -- for example, a flat, sleek design might work well for a modern bath but not a more traditional one. 

Along with the room's design, consider its overall appearance and age. Plopping a new, high-tech tub into a dated, run-down bathroom might actually reduce the room's value and usefulness by highlighting the bathroom's flaws. So, if you're considering this move, you may want to consider turning your tub purchase into an excuse to update the bath as a whole. If your budget is tight, consider doing a mini-remodel by replacing the hardware, painting the room, updating accessories or upgrading one other major features like the shower. 

How Will You Use It?

It's important to consider carefully how you plan to use your jetted tub before you purchase one. There are a variety of amenities, seating patterns and sizes. If you are likely to only take a soak once or twice a month, you may be just fine to skimp on some details and opt for others (such as air jets that don't store water in the pipes). Serious soakers, though, may want to focus more on the details -- and even get inside the tub in the showroom. 

By making sure your tub will fit in the existing bathroom and analyzing what upgrades you may need to enjoy it fully, you can add something to your home that will bring you the maximum relaxation and enjoyment for the minimum investment. Look for hot tubs sold by Arctic Spas & Billiards or a similar company.

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