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How To Fit A Tub Into A Small Bathroom?

How To Fit A Tub Into A Small Bathroom?

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If you’re envisioning a remodeling project for your small bathroom, you may wish to include a tub. Even in a small bathroom, it’s possible to fit a bathtub. Tubs come in many shapes and sizes. Depending on the configuration of your bathroom, it’s more than likely that you’ll be able to come up with a solution that works for you.

There are many reasons to consider having a small bathroom remodel with a tub. If you have small children, you may wish to have a bathtub for bathing purposes. It’s difficult to bathe a child in a shower enclosure and, although sinks can be used for the first few months, they are not a sustainable long-term solution. Even if you don’t have children, a bathtub is a great place to relax for adults of any age. No matter the size of your bathroom, you’ll likely be able to fit a tub. Read on to find out how.

Size & Usage

A regular bathtub is approximately 60 inches long and 32 inches wide. Although, sometimes they can be found as short as 48 inches. It is important to make sure the tub is comfortable before you purchase it. Even if it fits in the space, make sure it’s the right size for you to bathe comfortably in. If possible, go to the store and test out the tub, or see it in person before making a final decision. This way, you’ll be sure it’s the right size before you’ve fully committed to it.

There are also specialty tubs that are smaller and may be more suitable for a limited space. Do some research to see what you can find and what best suits your style, as well as the layout of your home.


Think outside the box when it comes to tub shapes. There is more than the standard bathtub out there.

Corner tubs are a great idea for small bathrooms. They are stylish, comfortable and can be reminiscent of a spa. They also typically come with a shower curtain to slide across the space for extra privacy and relaxation.

Pedestal tubs are more pricey, but are another option. They often appear to float in the room, and are completely freestanding. If the plumbing in your bathroom works, this kind of tub could be placed anywhere in the room.

The ofuro, an ancient Japanese style of tub is another great choice. They are very deep at about 27 inches, but they aren’t wide. In fact, they were built with small rooms in mind, allowing users to soak up to their necks. The only downside is that they are not long, so it wouldn’t be possible to stretch out. Because of their deep, yet short build, they also use far less water than a normal tub.

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If there’s no comfortable way to fit a tub into your existing bathroom, remodeling is always an option. Aside from replacing a shower with a bathtub, you could move other things in the room around to make more space.

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