60 Inch tub with LOTS of legroom
After making an earlier post about 60 inch air bubble tubs and then going through all my options, I finally had the chance to sit in various tubs. I discovered quickly the 60 inch Aquatic Serenity 35 made me feel totally squished, as if I were stuffed inside a tin can. I am a hair under 6 ft 1.
My current 20 year old very cheap builder grade "garden tub" is also a 60 inch tub but it has about 41 inches of legroom. It, too, is too small and has a shallow overflow to make up for it. The Srenity Studio 35 has a bit of 37 inches legroom in the bottom.
Next up I tried a 66 inch Kohler Underscore which has about 45 inches of legroom at the bottom. I still had a little bend in my knees lying flat but it was certainly comfortable enough.
Problem is I do not have room in my bathroom for a 66 inch tub. I will be doing a full gut remodel but there is just no easy way to fit everything in. Bathroom is 11 feet 10 inches wide by 9 ft 6 inches deep (sheetrock to sheetrock).
Next up was a 59 inch free standing Ios tub that felt HUGE when I sat inside. It has 53 inches of legroom in the bottom. Only issue here is this tub would be sitting in an alcove like area with about 3 inches on either end. A contractor tonight said I should not do a free standing tub in that manner but it is starting to come down to fit over form.
The most amount of legroom I can find thus far in a soaking tub is 42 inches in a Kohler Underscore 60 inch tub. That will "work" but not ideally. I also desire at least 17 inches of depth to overflow.
Does anyone know of a soaking tub (60 inches) that offers any more legroom? Also, any thoughts on installing an Ios tub in an alcove like setting with toilet to left behind a knee wall and shower to right behind nothing.
This tub thing has become a real dilemma! Thx in advance.