Helping Sister - Need recommendations for Replacement Tub
My sister phoned last night all excited about starting a BR reno. Their house is 30+ years old, and they have done nothing. Hubby is not handy, she will either have to do the work herself or contract it out. She is looking to replace the existing 30 X 60 enameled steel 14" high alcove tub.
She never takes baths, but bathed 4 kids in there, and is thinking that for resale, new owners with kids wouldn't want anything higher than 14". I'm thinking (as a bath lover), that if her tub was more comfortable, ie sloping back, she might actually enjoy taking a bath, and am encouraging her to look for maybe 16" high tubs. Still low enough for adult guests to step in to use as a shower, right?
They are empty nesters who don't use this BR themselves, they are keeping sink, and toilet, just repainting vanity, and replacing counter and mirror, tub and tile. So, not a huge expensive overhaul, more to update and lighten up (it's quite dark in there), and to make resale down the road a little easier. (Who knows, future buyers may totally gut and redo anyways...)
Any suggestions for a relatively inexpensive, comfortable tub? They think they want Acrylic.