4 Reasons Why Soaking Tubs Are Worth It

4 Reasons Why Soaking Tubs are Worth It


Are soaking tubs worth it?

If you are asking yourself why soaking tubs are worth it, you’re probably the type of home remodeler who requires a solid pros and cons list before making a major purchase or design layout change.

Let’s start with the cons.


Why (Some May Argue) Soaking Tubs Aren’t Worth It

A soaking tub is not an inexpensive purchase. The cost of a soaking tub can range from just a few hundred dollars to thousands! A simple drop-in soaking tub will be far less expensive than a luxury freestanding soaking tub. Jetted soaking tubs are more expensive than most drop-in or freestanding soaking tubs.

A soaking tub can take up valuable space in a small bathroom. If space is at a premium in your bathroom, consider purchasing a small soaking tub that takes up significantly less space than a standard size freestanding tub. If tiny home builders can figure out how to add soaking tubs to their bathroom layouts, so can you!

A soaking tub requires regular upkeep and maintenance. If you already detest cleaning a shower every week or so, a soaking tub might not be the best addition to your bathroom. After all, it is another fixture that requires regular cleaning. However, acrylic soaking tubs are durable, long-lasting, and very easy to clean, making them the best type of soaking tub to purchase if bathtub maintenance is a concern.



Key Reasons Why Soaking Tubs Are Worth the Investment

For most homeowners, the benefits of having a soaking tub in the bathroom far outweigh the negatives.

The top reasons for adding a soaking tub to your bathroom design include:

A soaking tub is a smart investment in your home.  

Soaking tubs are a widely popular premium bathroom feature which may help increase the value of your home. Homeowners increasingly desire spa-like bathroom features like soaking tubs. Some real estate experts even believe that the most sizable investment in your home right now can " come in the shape of a soaking tub."

Perhaps that’s why 71% of home remodelers who upgrade their bathtub choose a soaking tub, according to the 2022 U.S. Houzz Bathroom Trends Study. Among the homeowners surveyed by Houzz, freestanding flat bottom soaking tubs were the most popular bathtub style, and acrylic was the most popular bathtub material.

Soaking tubs are comfortable and beautiful.

Today’s most popular soaking tub models, including freestanding flat bottom tubs, are sought after for their elegant, ergonomic designs that make spa-like bathing at home a reality.

While freestanding soaking tubs provide a comfortable and relaxing bathing experience, they are also attractive fixtures that can provide the perfect focal point for your bathroom design.

Modern freestanding tub designs that were first popularized in Europe have since become a must-have bathroom feature in the U.S. And, because soaking tubs are available in a wide variety of styles, from Japanese soaking tubs to traditional clawfoot tubs, there’s a soaking tub available for every aesthetic!

Soaking tubs are good for your skin, joints & muscles.

Some people associate a long soak in a bathtub with pruney skin – yet for many people, baths actually soothe skin irritation and calm redness. Submerging ourselves in hot water helps increase blood flow to the skin, which rejuvenates and nourishes skin cells and improves complexion.

Long baths in a soaking tub can also help soothe infected sores and wounds. According to the Cleveland Clinic, “Bathing cleans your skin, helping you avoid irritation, inflammation and sores caused by dead skin cell accumulation.” If you are a frequent bather, adding bath oils to your routine is a great way to stay moisturized and avoid drying out your skin!

Regularly soaking your feet in a tub is also a great way to prevent issues like athlete's foot, treat toenail fungus, and soothe pain from sprains and bruises. In addition, soaking in a warm tub has therapeutic effects for your joints and muscles. According to the Arthritis Foundation, soaking in warm water is one of the safest ways to relax stiff joints and soothe sore muscles.

Soaking tubs are great for your health & overall wellbeing.

Taking a long, hot bath has been linked to a wide range of mental and physical health benefits including:

  • improved blood circulation & lower blood pressure
  • cleared sinuses & easier breathing
  • increased endorphins (which can improve mood & reduce pain)
  • muscle relaxation, stress relief & better sleep

Soaking tubs can also be great for your waistline. Bathing in hot water may help reduce insulin resistance and improve metabolism. A one-hour long hot bath can also help some people burn around 140 calories, the same amount as a 30-minute walk, according to a 2017 scientific study.


Why We Believe Soaking Tubs Are Worth It

Luxury Freestanding Tubs is a family-owned business that began out of a passion for European-style freestanding soaking tubs.

We believe that a soaking tub is a sound investment in your mental and physical wellbeing. When the COVID-19 pandemic caused many homeowners to invest a considerable amount of time and money into their homes, we weren’t at all surprised that luxury spa-bathroom features like soaking tubs became a growing design trend. For most of us, there is no better place to escape from stress and uncertainty than a beautiful and comfortable soaking tub.

We believe that the therapeutic benefits alone make a soaking tub the most important fixture in your bathroom. The visual appeal of a well-designed soaking tub should not be overlooked as well.

For assistance with selecting the best soaking tub for your bathroom, contact our Customer Service team or browse our collection of premium soaking tubs and faucets.


4 Reasons Why Soaking Tubs Are Worth It

by Cassidy Carr