You have reached your limit of free articles this month.

Enjoy unlimited access to myAJC.com

Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks.

GREAT REASONS TO SUBSCRIBE TODAY!

  • IN-DEPTH REPORTING
  • INTERACTIVE STORYTELLING
  • NEW TOPICS & COVERAGE
  • ePAPER
X

You have read of premium articles.

Get unlimited access to all of our breaking news, in-depth coverage and bonus content- exclusively for subscribers. Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks

X

Welcome to myAJC.com

This subscriber-only site gives you exclusive access to breaking news, in-depth coverage, exclusive interactives and bonus content.

You can read free articles of your choice a month that are only available on myAJC.com.

Bigger tub needed for a smaller bathroom


Q: Dear Ed, you are my plumbing guru and I wanted to ask you a remodeling question for my smaller bathroom. I really want to have a whirlpool tub and need to ask: How can I fit a larger than standard tub into my new bathroom?

— Paul, Texas

A: For any bathroom layout, you need to get all your fixture specifications first to make sure everything will fit into your space.

Now that this basic info is out of the way, I also recommend that you look into a corner bathtub with a built-in apron. Corner install tubs can be a little larger than a standard tub, and a with the finished apron-front side, you may open up even more bathroom space.

More good news is many corner baths can be ordered with whirlpool or bubble massage features. Also, some corner bath layouts may even include lumbar support, heated surfaces and room for two users.

Bottom line: With this space-saving tub, you can put yourself into a corner without being punished.

———

Master Contractor/Plumber Ed Del Grande is known internationally as the author of the book “Ed Del Grande’s House Call,” the host of TV and Internet shows, and a LEED green associate. Visit eddelgrande.com or write eadelg@cs.com



Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Living

‘Baby Driver’ cast talks heart-pounding, toe-tapping summer action flick
‘Baby Driver’ cast talks heart-pounding, toe-tapping summer action flick

Actor Kevin Spacey, Jon Hamm and Jamie Foxx star in the summer’s most anticipated action movie, and it’s equal parts heart-pounding thrills and toe-tapping musical. Car crashes, romance and a musical backdrop make “Baby Driver” a genre-bending adrenaline kick from writer/director Edgar Wright. “We had a very good blueprint...
Garth Brooks announced as first Mercedes-Benz Stadium concert performer
Garth Brooks announced as first Mercedes-Benz Stadium concert performer

[facebook url="https://www.facebook.com/officialedroland/videos/992414697506003/" /] BY JEWEL WICKER A country icon will host the first concert at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Garth Brooks will be joined by his wife Trisha Yearwood for a concert at the new Atlanta stadium on Oct. 12. “Two of Arthur Blank’s goals for Mercedes-Benz Stadium...
Bill Cosby plans town meetings on sexual assault following mistrial
Bill Cosby plans town meetings on sexual assault following mistrial

Bill Cosby is relieved and feeling great following a declaration of mistrial in his sexual assault trial, and wants to plan a series of town hall meetings to talk to young people about how to avoid winding up at the defendant’s table themselves. “People need to be educated. A brush against the shoulder – anything at this point &ndash...
Poet ponders life on the brink of death
Poet ponders life on the brink of death

That a writer with only months to live could carve out the time and energy to chronicle her experience of terminal cancer is an impressive feat. That a writer could accomplish this with such exuberant prose as Nina Riggs does in her debut memoir, “The Bright Hour: A Memoir of Living and Dying,” is revelatory. The book, birthed after Riggs&rsquo...
’Downton Abbey’ the movie in the works, production to start next year
’Downton Abbey’ the movie in the works, production to start next year

“Downton Abbey” the movie is in the works, with production scheduled to begin next year. The popular, award-winning PBS television drama, which ended in 2015, focused on the lives of an aristocratic British family, the Granthams, and their family of servants. The historical TV series, starring Dame Maggie Smith and Elizabeth McGovern...
More Stories