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I Just Love Everything About Acrylic Bathtubs

Friday, December 19th, 2008

If you take one look at me, you would be able to place me as an "acrylic" kind of girl. I have acrylic nails, wear pashminas and use acrylic rugs. It may strike you as strange but I truly do believe in the power of acrylic. In the following paragraphs, I wil explain precisely why this is and how it has accounted for my affinity for acrylic bathtubs.

To many people, because acrylic is technically synthetic, they have certain negative connotations about it. They think it’s "fake" and "cheap". The reality of the matter is that acrylic is longer lasting than most materials. As specially synthesized fibers made from a durable polymer, acrylic is built to be not only lightweight but also strong. In its resilience, it is able to retain its shape and resists shrinkage and wrinkles. Additionally, when manufactured in a certain way, it can take on the soft consistency of wool. This allows it to be woven in along with other materials to create things such as hats and scraves. The less expensive alternative to cashmere, the "pashmina" is made almost primarily of acrylic fibers.

Another unique property of acrylics is its ability to be shaped. Although it can stand rather steadfast to the harshness of heat, it is able to be molded (more than I can say for my men!) and is ideal for customized bathtub molds. There are practically no seams in acrylic structures because a chemical welding process has melted the edges into one solid piece. This brings me to the subject of this blog: acrylic bathtubs! I love acrylic bathtubs for much of the same reasons I love acrylic itself. When searching for a durable clawfoot tub, I always tell my friends to choose acrylic bathtubs over any other kind. When taken care of, acrylic bathtubs can look new regardless of exposure to the sun. Like a person with beautiful skin, acrylic bath tubs are resistant to scratches and wrinkles. In addition to being dependable, acrylic bathtubs can be dyed easily because acrylic as a subtance tends to hold color quite well. I really can go on about how much I love acrylic bathtubs but that may be overkill.

All I Want for Christmas is a Clawfoot Bathtub

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

It’s that fun holiday time of year, and you know what that means: it’s time to give and receive from those we love. I have my Christmas Shopping List just about done, and I hope that I have found something nice for everyone on my list. When my husband asked me what I wanted for Christmas, it wasn’t a sweater, jewelry, or anything like that. I really want Santa to bring me a clawfoot bathtub!

My bathroom has been needing an upgrade for some time now, and unfortunately never seems to be that high on our priority list of home projects to tackle. But this Christmas, I wanted it to be different, I wanted to redo our bathroom once and for all! The first and most important thing we need to replace in our bathroom is the bathtub, and I’ve always wanted a clawfoot tub. If I’m really lucky, I’d like to find a whirlpool tub with claw feet, so that I can get the best of the both worlds! I hope when Christmas morning comes around and we’re all opening our presents, that my family has banded together to get me the clawfoot tub I really want this year!

Modern Bathtubs for Modern Living

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

I know that many people like the look of traditional or antique furnishings in their home, but I prefer the look of contemporary furnishings. It’s not that antique styles don’t have their charm, but it’s just not reflective of my personality. So when it was time for that bathroom overhaul in my home, the first thing I wanted to find was a contemporary bathtub that reflected my style. I didn’t find what I wanted in the stores, but when I went online I found a great selection of modern bathtubs at SimplyBathtubs.com.

After finding the perfect style contemporary tub for my bathroom, I moved onto vanities and other bathroom furniture. I opted for a glass bathroom vanity to go with my modern theme, and a linen cabinet in a light wood finish with clean edges and simple lines. I thought one of the most important things to do with my bathroom design was to make it all work together and coordinate, because the last thing I wanted was a bathroom that looked like a bunch of things were just thrown together. The centerpiece of the design was my blue acrylic bathtub, and the glass vanity and linen cabinet looked like they had been made to perfectly complement the tub.

I was so glad I looked online to find my perfect modern bathtub and furnishings. Thanks to Simply Bathtubs, I had the perfect centerpiece to get started, and once I got going I didn’t stop until every last piece was coordinated and matched. Now my bathroom reflects my personality much better, and I love soaking in my new bathtub.

Free Standing Bathtubs are Easy

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

If you are doing a bathroom remodel and are thinking of what kind of bathtub you would like to use, then you might want to consider free standing bathtubs. The benefit of a free standing bathtub is that you don’t have to build it into the wall or in a corner like a modern bathtub, you can just place it wherever you would like your tub to go. You don’t have to worry about installing the tub properly into the alcove, all the caulking you need to do when it’s built in, and the general hassle of it. You can place your tub where you want to go when it’s a free standing model, and all you need to do is make sure you hook up the hot and cold water faucet plumbing correctly. You can keep things simple and just have wallpaper or paint your wall, instead of trying to install a bathtub into it.

There are different styles of freestanding bathtubs available, depending on the style you’re going for. You can choose more traditional pedestal bathtubs, or you can go with the very popular clawfoot tubs. Whichever style you choose, make sure that where you place it can handle the weight of the bathtub. This is generally not an issue with acrylic tubs, but it can be an issue with cast iron bathtubs or heavier styles. Your bathroom remodel will be easier with a free standing tub, no matter which style you choose, so find one you love because you’ll probably have it for years to come, and you’ll want to enjoy your new bathroom to the fullest!

Whirlpool Tubs Are Your Home Oasis

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

With the economy these days, most of the time it’s difficult to find the spending money for our relaxation and well being. This does not mean that our health and keeping our stress levels down is not important however. Maybe you can’t afford to go get a massage or visit a spa, but there are more affordable alternatives. One of these solutions is bringing the spa to your house! One of the best investments you can make is to purchase a whirlpool bathtub for your bathroom so that you can find a retreat at any hour on any day when you need it.

Whirlpool tubs are a great way to unwind at the end of a stressful day, because the hot water and soothing jets will just melt your worries away. And the best part is that you can visit this little oasis in your bathroom any time you need it, not just during specific hours like a spa. Your beautiful and luxurious bathtub is there anytime you need it, which makes it not only the best kind of stress reliever, but it’s the most affordable too. You don’t have to drive anywhere or pay any fees to use your whirlpool. You simply need to pay your water and electricity bill!

So don’t feel overwhelmed by the current economy or feel stressed out because it’s the holidays. Get your own whirlpool bathtub, and find that peaceful place in your own home to feel rejuvenated and relaxed for anything thrown your way each day.

Time for a Quality Walk In Tub

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

It seems that time flies when you’re having fun, and even though I feel like I’m 40, the truth is I’m 65 years old and having some trouble around the house these days. The room I’m having the most trouble in is the bathroom, because I’m afraid of slipping on the tile floor in the shower and I’m not quite as quick to regain my balance as I used to be. I wasn’t sure what to do, but then my best friend told me her solution: a walk in bathtub. She had purchased one for her home a few months back, and she found it made life a lot easier. She had hip surgery about a year ago, and needed a tub that she didn’t have to lift her leg up and over to get in.

I don’t have a great deal of money, so I wasn’t sure if I could afford a walk in bathtub, but she told me the best deals are online. So I looked online and found Simply Bathtubs and their huge selection of handicapped and walk in tubs for those of us with limited mobility. The prices were great, and I got free shipping on my new tub. After I placed my order with their friendly customer service representative, I received my new discount bathtub in just a couple weeks. Once it was installed, I found out how right my best friend was about these tubs. I don’t know how I’ve gotten along without it for so long, and I couldn’t be happier with the quality walk in tub I received from Simply Bathtubs.

Clawfoot Tubs Take me Back

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

I recently did a complete bathroom remodel, because that old 70′s striped wallpaper and crusty built in tub needed to go! I had dreamt of creating an older bathroom design, but by about 100 years older, like a Victorian bathroom. Because we had the the horrible 70′s bathroom that time forgot, we decided an overhaul was what was needed and we planned our bathroom remodel. We took out the old fixtures, like the tub and bathroom vanity. We took out the ugly linoleum and horrible wallpaper, and now the space was ready to become our own.

The key to my Victorian bathroom was the tub, which I had decided should be in the slipper style for deep soaks and brass claw feet. I searched high and low and found a  fantastic claw foot bathtub on Simply Bathtubs, and I got free shipping on top of their great price!  Once I had the perfect tub, I then went on the hunt to find a matching antique wooden bathroom vanity with a porcelain sink. Once I got the old fashioned linens, flowery wallpaper, and Victorian artwork for the walls, my antique style bathroom remodel was complete. I couldn’t be happier with my new wash room, because Simply Bathtubs got me off on the right foot with my dream clawfoot bathtub. 

Give a Whirlpool Bathtub a Spin

Thursday, November 27th, 2008
Today, after work, I came home and decided that the perfect remedy to my long day was a much-needed relaxation session. I had recently purchased a whirlpool drop-in bathtub from Simply Bathtubs last week but had not had the opportunity to use it since it arrived and was installed. I figured that today would be a better day than any to test-drive my tub. 

The good thing about being single is that you can do whatever you want around the house without the fear of looking like a fool. Before I filled my whirlpool bathtub with comfortably hot water and lavendar bath oil, I put on some Duran Duran on my CD player and danced excitedly along to "Rio" while in various stages of undress. It was incredibly hokey but also very liberating. Afterwards, I decided that any kind of distraction should be eliminated and took the proper steps to achieve this. First, I turned off the lights and then went to turn off the house phone and cell phone. I figured that if anyone needed to contact me within that time, they could always call me back. I then lit some of my pumpkin-scented candles to place all around on the deck. I winded down and slipped into my new bathtub with no reservations whatsoever. This time was to be my time–no exceptions. I turned on the jets with the dual silent air controls, rest my head on the pillow and waited to transcend to my ultimate place of zen.

My body hasn’t stopped thanking me since then. I am considerably calmer and more relaxed than I was this whole week. Thanks to the beauty of my new bath tub (and to Simply Bathtubs!) I have decided that I need to take a bubble bath hiatus from the world at least once a week.

My Little Corner Bathtub is My Corner of the House

Thursday, November 27th, 2008

Corner bathtubs are God’s gifts. Here’s why: I live in a cozy but tiny New York apartment in East Village. I can barely fit my couch in here but I knew from day-one that I wanted a corner bathtub. Opting for this model was the wisest decision I have ever made because they are flexible in fitting not only my little bathroom but also my overall lifestyle. I have lived a humble life and have never spent over the specified allowance I have created for myself. At the same time, however, I felt that I needed to reward myself with something that wasn’t so extravagant as to be ostentatious while maintaining a "luxury" quality I could afford. That’s where Simply Bathtubs comes into the picture. I visited their web site to browse all the products that I could possibly afford for my self-reward and results yielded were amazing. For only $1,029.99, I found a 60-inch corner bathtub that has rounded edges for a more contemporary look. The best thing about it was that it came in several different colors for me to choose from. I ultimately determined that an ice gray was the color because it would go along with the towels already there.

If I wanted to, I had the option of upgrading to make it a whirlpool tub, tub skirt, metal trim in polished bass or chrome; 1 horsepower motor and a 16 Jet American Air Massage System. Although I didn’t really want any (I am a simple person afterall), the fact that there were choices to be had was really great to me. Now, when I want to escape the stuffiness of my apartment, I take a soothing bath in my corner bathtub in my corner apartment, in my little corner of the world.

The Perfect Christmas Gift for Grandma was a Walk In Bath Tub

Thursday, November 20th, 2008

I was in charge of finding the Christmas gift for my grandma from all of her grandchildren this year. We are strong believers in one large gift as opposed to several small ones. I tried asking her for a hint at what she might want but I could come up with absolutely nothing. Instead of growing frustrated, I started researching the latest products for elderly individuals. That was when I discovered the walk in bath tub. I was so excited! My grandma had been complaining that is was more and more difficult to move around lately and I did not want to worry about her slipping when she took her evening bath. The walk in bath tub was the perfect solution.

She has always loved acrylic bathtubs, so this purchase was even easier to make. I searched for walk in bath tubs made out of acrylic and I found the perfect one with jet massage on simplybathtubs.com. The discounted price was fantastic and there were no delivery costs for her walk in whirlpool tub. It was installed easily and my grandma was absolutely thrilled. She said it was the best Christmas present she had received in years. My brother Matt is next on the list to find grandma’s Christmas present; he has quite a bit to live up to next year!