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Tubs for Small Spaces

When a standard 5-ft. tub won't fit the bathroom, consider one of these alternatives

A standard bathtub is 5 ft. long, but some bathrooms can't accommodate a tub of that size. As a result, some manufacturers offer tubs designed to fit into smaller spaces. In this article, longtime Fine Homebuilding contributor Jefferson Kolle looks at four categories of small tubs: walk-in tubs, which are equipped with watertight, in-swinging hinged doors; above-floor-drain tubs, which allow installation above the floor joists; corner tubs, which are available as either freestanding or drop-in units; and soaking tubs, extradeep units that can be built into a tiled surround or mounted freestanding on the floor.

Tubs for Small Spaces
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