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Looking Into a New Tub?

by Kriste Melcher 08/11/2019

Many hours of childhood enjoyment happen in the tub. You may have had bubbles, toys, finger paints or even color changing fizz tablets. Trying to recapture the bliss of those memories in a less than accommodating tub can leave you very disappointed. When looking at bathroom spaces think about what you desire your tub to possess. There are multiple tub styles to choose from on the market. Although your bathroom layout may dictate the tub size and location; the functionality you need may lead you to certain features. The search for a tub that meets your needs and appeals to your style can be quite an adventure.

Shop don’t Drop

Whether you are shopping a showroom, home improvement warehouse or online the sheer number of choices may have you running away screaming. Having pictures of your current space and styles that appeal to you can help narrow down your search. When browsing display models in person, go ahead and bring your questions and ask for advice. If you are online shopping take advantage of customer reviews and ratings. When you narrow your search down to a particular style, the decision making may be simplified. 

Style and Substance

Deciding to go with one type over another may be a matter of your personal preference. The existing bathroom footprint may also influence it. One of the most common tubs out there is the alcove tub. A three-wall surround characterizes it, often including a shower head for more bathing options. Another style is the freestanding tub, like the name suggests, is not attached to any surface. Freestanding bathtubs can have decorative features such as claw feet. Corner tubs can save quite a bit of space in smaller bathroom floor plans. Undermount tubs enable you to tie the entire look of the bathroom together by bringing the floor tile up around the bath itself. 

How do you Rub-A-Dub-Dub?

Functional options such as jetted tubs can add to the bathing experience. Larger soaking tubs are great for those who need to bathe more than one kid at a time or a larger pet. Keeping the water warm is always a struggle unless your tub is equipped with technology to keep your water at a comfortable temperature. Whatever your budget, you can find bathtubs to fit your needs and ensure you make new relaxing memories. 

Visit your local open houses or model homes to see what is new in the tub market.

About the Author
Author

Kriste Melcher

Kriste’s career began in commercial real estate. A few years later, she began working at John Hall & Associates and successfully began working as a Residential REALTOR at John Hall & Associates. She quickly became a Top Producing Agent and a Million Dollar Producer. 

Kriste has also worked as an Assistant Vice President in Global Sales and Marketing in Real Estate, specializing in Asset Management for 7 years . During this time, Kriste marketing and negotiated real estate sales in all 50 states in the United States.  

Kriste is currently actively involved in the real estate community as an Associate Broker with Vision Realty Pros. This company really reflects her desire to give back to the community! Meanwhile, she’s working with a number of buyers and sellers to help them achieve their real estate goals and dreams. 

Kriste would be happy to speak with you, if you are looking to purchase or sell a home.   

Bachelor of Science in Real Estate:  

Her qualifications include graduating Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Real Estate and Business from Arizona State University.   

Real Estate Designations:  

She also has earned the designation of Certified Residential Specialist, Certified International Property Specialist, Graduate of Real Estate Institute, and the At Home With Diversity designation. In addition, she holds the Transnational Referral Certification.   

Boards & Committees:   

Kriste has served on a vast number of leadership committees throughout the years. Some of the most notable are as follows:  

City of Tempe - Historic Preservation Commission. Appointed to 2 1/2 terms while taking over for an unexpected vacancy.  

Southeast Valley Association of Realtors Government Affairs Committee - serves as a current member and past co-chairman  

Phoenix Sister Cities (multiple countries) and served as past Ennis, Ireland Co-Chair  

Women’s Council of Realtors Leadership  

AREAA (Asian Real Estate Associates of America) member 

CREA (Canadian Real Estate Associate) member 

Tempe Leadership Class of XXXV  

Last, but not least, Kriste is a certified real estate instructor at the Arizona School of Real Estate and Business.