Casa Corbino - AIA Austin Homes Tour 2013
The guest bathroom features slate tile cut in a 6x12 running bond pattern on the floor. Kohler tub with Ann Sacks tile surround. Toto Aquia toilet and IKEA sink.
Wall paint color: "Bunny Grey," Benjamin Moore.
Photo by Whit Preston.
What Houzz contributors are saying:
4. Standard tub enclosure dimensionsBathtubs come in many models, shapes and sizes. Choose the model that is best suited for your bathroom.The plumbing fixtures should be installed at a height of 33 inches from floor level so that they can be accessed from the bathtub itself.Tip: Before buying a bathtub always physically sit inside it to check whether it is comfortable or not. Keep in mind that once fixed, the bathtub cannot be replaced easily.
SkirtedWith the skirted installation, the front-facing side of the the bathtub, called an apron or skirt, comes finished while the unfinished sides are attached to walls. Wall-mounted faucets with hidden fixtures usually accompany this type of installation, though styles like the skirted corner bathtub can also come with plumbing within the bathtub hardware. Since they don’t necessarily require a supporting deck, they are also less expensive to install and great for tiny bathrooms.
Cons:Taking a shower while standing in a bath might not be so comfortable.Cleaning can be tiresome. Here the tub, the showerhead as well as the walls need regular scrubbing.Now that you have found out the good and the not-so-good side of each, I am guessing it will be easier to decide between the two. And if you have more than one bathroom in your house, how about installing a bathtub in one and shower in another to get the best of both worlds? Problem solved. Read more:Bathroom Storage: 9 Ways to Squeeze in MoreBring Home the Beauty of MarbleTell us:Which one do your prefer – a bathtub or a shower? Tell us why in the Comment section below.