Coming in hot with part 3 of our master renovation — the tub! I am a huge bath person so the tub renovation was super important to me. During our home inspection I was disappointed to learn there were several cracks around the tub which made it unusable. However, a broken tub meant a brand new tub was in our future. So we said goodbye to the swimming pool and hello to the most gorgeous freestanding tub!
Okay, a few BEFORE photos…
Once we decided to rip out the tub I immediately started tub shopping! At first I was worried that a freestanding tub wouldn’t be as comfortable to sit in as my old whirlpool tub. So one day on my lunch break I went to a popular bathroom showroom in Charlotte and sat in every. single. tub. I was amazed at how much MORE comfortable the freestanding tub was! I didn’t feel like I was sliding to the center and the tub walls came up so much higher which allowed me to rest my neck over the side more comfortably! I picked out a few tubs I loved and when I received the pricing I about fell out of my chair.
So I decided to shop around online for the tubs I liked from the showroom and guess what? Lowes had one of my favorites, the Jacuzzi Primo Acrylic Oval Freestanding Tub, for 1/3 of the price!!! Again, I purchased the tub online for delivery, using a 20% off coupon (purchased for $1.99 on eBay) and received a check in the mail for 5% cash back just for ordering through ebates!
Demo complete! Time to tile and rebuild the walls. So this was a big decision that I agonized over. I didn’t think wall tile would fit in to this space so it was between beadboard, plain drywall or picture frame moulding. Finally after falling in love with this pin, this pin and this pin my mind was made up completely to go with picture frame moulding!
I am so obsessed with my new tub and use it almost every single night to soak in!
I also need to give a shout out to my favorite tub accessory, my Tub Caddy, for all of the Netflix + wine nights it has allowed me to have.