Space for front tub panel
I'm planning my bathroom remodel and only have a 30" width for my tub space. It is a 3 wall alcove, so I was hoping to find a tub with a nice looking apron front, but the only ones I find that I like are 32" wide. Can anyone tell me, if I bought a 30" wide tub like the one on the below left, how much extra space would I need to have my contractor add a panel to the front that looked like the picture on the right? Would I still end up at 32"? Or is it possible to make the panel flush with the tub edge?
I'm sorry if this sounds like a dumb question, but as you can tell I'm pretty clueless about this kind of stuff. So any help is greatly appreciated!