Anyone who has gone through the bathroom remodeling process knows that bathtubs can eat up a huge chunk of your home improvement budget. Besides the tile that typically surrounds the tub, it’s also the largest item in the room. So the style of that tub can make or break your space.
What peeves me the most about the design of most bathtubs in the affordable price range is that they’re chockablock with ridges and arm rests and three dimensional wave-like patterns embossed on the interiors and exteriors of the tub. I loathe that crap. The sleeker, the better, in my book.
There aren’t a lot of bathtubs on the market that are both affordable and designed with clean lines–believe me, I’ve devoted a lot of time to the search. If you’re looking for a standard bathtub under $1,000, this is my go-to apron-front soaker: