If a whirlpool tub says luxury, then two-person bathtubs are surely the ultimate in bathing extravagance. Today's jetted bathtubs for two combine function with innovative design for a truly indulgent experience.
If you are considering purchasing a tub for two, first consider the space requirements. These tubs do take up more space, but they are available in various sizes—for instance, some tubs are wider, with more pronounced contours for each person, while some have a narrower profile. They also come in a variety of shapes, from oval to rectangular; you can even find a corner unit. How about a cloverleaf shape? Or a heart? There's no need to limit your expectations with these luxurious tubs. Just be sure it will fit through the doorway before you get your heart set on it.
These larger tubs also mean more electricity requirements. Be sure the outlet for this oversized tub can supply the required voltage. If not, an electrician may be needed to make some adjustments. Your contractor should be able to determine if this will be necessary.
Remember too that these two-person tubs will require more water, so make sure your water heater has a large enough capacity to fill it up before the water in the tub cools off. Some of these tubs have in-line heaters that can help keep the water warm.
For an even more indulgent experience, many of these high-end tubs for two feature aromatherapy and chromotherapy options. You can even design the built-in LED multi-colored lighting to your taste to further enhance the experience. Consider adding accessories such as a tray for your champagne and dark chocolate treats. Some tub models also include integrated leather headrests to let you recline even more comfortably.
These whirlpool tubs for two are equipped with many jet nozzles, which provide a range of options from a powerful massage to a gentle bubbling bath. All features can be controlled with a waterproof remote control or a control panel. How about a built-in television or music player? Those can be added as well.
There are two basic tub designs to choose from: side-by-side for more floor space, or longer tubs, which are narrower and allow the bathers to face each other. Some models are drop-in tubs, while others can be undermounted. You can design a sleek wooden deck out of teak or other wood to make it even more sophisticated.
When deciding which of these contemporary tubs for two is right for you, don't be afraid to test drive a few. Many showrooms even let you try them out, so bring your swimsuit and towel.
If you don't necessarily want a jetted tub, you can still find a tub for two in a classic cast iron clawfoot model. A double-ended soaking tub has contoured ends that extend six inches up at each end for reclining, making it a perfect romantic hideaway for a couple.
Ultimately, the bathtub for two that you choose needs to fit your lifestyle, your space available, and your budget.