If you are redoing your bathtub, you may want to consider having steps installed. There is not much extra work required if you are already having a new bathtub and encasement done. But the few extra steps to your bathtub can really have a dramatic effect on the overall look of your bathroom. Here's a few things that bathtub steps can do for your design.
There is just something about taking a few steps to your bathtub that will make you feel like you are in a million dollar bathroom. The added elegance that they bring to a room is worth more than the cost by far. It also creates a more custom look, which usually goes hand in hand with luxury.
By adding steps to your bathtub, you can place the bathtub in a more unique spot. This will usually mean that you need a bathroom space that allows you to play with the layout but the final result is having the confidence to bathe knowing that if someone does enter the room on accident you will not be exposed. This can lead to much more relaxing bath.
Some people may avoid taking a bath because the act of lifting their legs over the bathtub can be uncomfortable or dangerous. Having steps to your bathtub may help someone feel more comfortable getting in. If this is why the steps are being installed, make sure that they are slip resistant and that there are nearby support handles.
Depth of Bathtub:
If you use steps to raise the entry point of your bathtub, you can purchase a deeper bathtub. If you chose a modern bathtub with lights and jets, the experience will be elevated if you don't feel limited by the depth of the water.
The only time that steps might be a little difficult in the bathroom is if the bathtub is used by small children. Depending how the steps are installed, it might be more difficult to reach them. If this could be an issue in your bathroom, make sure that you chose the smartest layout for adding steps to your bathtub. Take a look at these bathrooms with custom bathtubs that include a few steps. The effect that they have on the entire bathroom is quite surprising.
A step like this can be added to your existing bathtub if you aren't going for a full remodel. Just add the step to your already encased bathtub for a boost in elegance. You can also display accessories and even use it for a bit of towel or product storage, if needed. Just make sure that there is enough space available for the space. You want it to be convenient, not a nuisance.
If you are doing a full remodel, a layout like this can allow you to completely hide your bathtub. This allows you to make the most of the available space and have a truly custom and unique bathroom. It's an impressive look for guests to see but can also help you to relax in your bath, especially if you have a large family and privacy in the bathroom is difficult to come by.
High End Finishes:
This bathroom is full of bells and whistles but if you find that your budget will not allow you to use the materials that you would like on every surface, consider spending a little more on the tile or materials on the steps to your bathtub. This is a smaller surface to cover and a mosaic design like the one pictured can really have a positive effect on your entire bathroom.
Adding a few steps can allow you to install a much deeper bathtub. This is great if you are taller because you will still be able to fully submerse your body, even if the length isn't available.
Steps like these can be moved around the bathtub to work with your bathroom layout. Take this idea a step farther and consider using movable steps for your bathtub, if your budget or current layout doesn't allow for a step or two to be added. This is a great option for people who are simply updating their bathroom rather than remodeling it.
Steps to your bathtub are a great way to improve the entire look of your bathroom. Consider adding them during a remodel or seeing if one can be built next to your current bathtub. There is also always the option of buying a small step that is movable. No matter how you achieve it, steps to your bathtub can be a great option for those looking to create a more luxurious bathroom space.