Relaxing in a bathtub is one of the most rewarding feelings you can get after a stressful day. So if you’re looking for bathroom remodeling ideas to take on this year, why not give your tub a little upgrade. Changing up your bathtub brings up the question of whether you want a free-standing or a built-in model.

Either style of tub has its own list of advantages and disadvantages. Let our remodeling professionals at Master's Home Solutions walk you through their differences and help you make a better informed decision.


As far as looks go, a free-standing bathtub is the superior choice. Nothing says luxury bathroom more than a feature clawfoot tub with drawn curtains ready for a bubble bath. However, this is not to say that a built-in tub has no aesthetic merit. Talk to a bathroom remodeler about which one can blend seamlessly with your current style to create a more relaxing environment in your bathroom.


Built-in tubs are more space-saving than their free-standing counterparts. Being built-in, they can occupy a much smaller floor area, which can be a lifesaver in small bathrooms. This type of tub can also function doubly as a shower, if you’re not in the mood for a bath. This makes it the more space-efficient option for a bathroom upgrade.

A Third Option

There’s a growing number of homeowners who are foregoing a bathtub and opting for a replacement shower instead. This is the best option for homes with aging loved ones or family members with difficulties moving. Showers are also great for saving both water (less water is used when showering compared to drawing baths) and space for bathrooms with limited space.

Whether you’re looking to get a built-in or a free-standing bathtub, or doing a tub-to-shower conversion, our skilled remodelers at Master's Home Solutions are more than happy to help you find the right choice for your bathroom. Give us a call at (610) 264-3333 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation and request a free estimate today.