(Closed) Jet tub vs other stuff?

posted 8 years ago in Home
  • poll: Should we go for the jet tub or other things?
    Jet tub! : (31 votes)
    49 %
    Use the money on other things : (31 votes)
    49 %
    Other : (1 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 31
    Member
    764 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Realtor opinion: Skip the jet tub. Get a garden tub so you still have the large bath with separate shower and upgrade elsewhere.

    Post # 33
    Member
    764 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @cherrycoke:  A garden tub is going to cost more than a stardar tub but significantly less than jetted. It will depend mostly of shape and size. You can get pretty crazy with these, really – ask my mom. She has the longest tub I have EVER seen. Your style tub will also vary depending on the type of install you want so you should honestly talk with your builder.

    Post # 35
    Member
    5993 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2010

    im totally a bath person and my thoughts are when it comes to building a bathroom – get it right the first time because you are not going to renovate that room for at least 10-15yrs – so ask yourself, do you want to spend the next 10yrs wishing you had put that bath in???

    we had a vacation over christmas and one of the hotels had a double jet spa bath – yeah, i was swimming in that thing every night and i havent shut up about it to hubby yet. im going to have to wait at least 5yrs until i get a chance to have on installed 🙁

    Post # 36
    Member
    1949 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Didn’t read all the replies, but I have a story… My sis and her Darling Husband got a garden jetted tub in their house and the hot water heater wasn’t big enough to fill it up. So they didn’t use it… At all

    Post # 38
    Member
    984 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    $3500 seems like a lot for a tub. Our deluxe bath option through our builder was around $3500 and that included a corner garden tub, an extra sink, and two windows. I do love our bath tub and it fits both Darling Husband and I but for that much for just a tub I think that I would spend the money else where unless….is there any way that you could get a garden tub and not a jetted tub? Darling Husband looked it up and he said that our garden tub can be retro fitted with a kit to make it a jetted tub so you could look into that option as well.

    Post # 39
    Member
    75 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I NEED a jet tub… but I’d probably pick granite in bathrooms over it. In terms of house value, granite is a necessity.

    Post # 41
    Member
    6009 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    @cherrycoke:  Don’t let the bacteria thing scare you away, lol.  Most jetted tubs have specific cleaning instructions to prevent that problem.  For ours, I just run the jets with a bathtub full of warm water and a cup of bleach once week.  Cleans the jet system out, and cuts down on the actual scrubbing!

    Post # 42
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    3618 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    We have a jet tub in our master (it came with it) we thought it was the coolest thing…until we used it. It’s kindda gross if you don’t use it regularly, and you have to clean the jets regularly. So on the rare occasion I take a bath, I don’t turn the jets on.

     

    Post # 43
    Member
    5147 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @cherrycoke – I’m not sure on any brands. My parents just redid their master bathroom and research the whirlpool and bubble tubs and they went with a bubble tub. 

    Here are some examples from Lowes: http://www.lowes.com/pl_Air+Baths_4294737266_4294933768_?cm_cr=Whirlpool+Tubs+%26+Air+Baths-_-Web+Activity-_-Whirlpool+Tubs+Air+Baths+TF+Area-_-SC_Whirlpool+Tubs++Air+Baths_TopFlexible_Area-_-187118_1_whirlpoolTubs+AirBaths_Pop_Cat-1

    Post # 44
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    579 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Since you’re a bath person i would definately get the jets even though its pricey. It is something you cant add later (unless youre planning on putting in a new bathtub). Granite It is easy to do later when you have saved up more money. We put in a jet tub and soo happy we did that. We have friends who didnt and regret not upgrading to jets. Also if you can swing it i would add the glass as well. Huge impact in a bathroom!

    Post # 45
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    5789 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I don’t consider it an upgrade and it wouldn’t sway me to buy a house either. I’d put my money in bigger closets (can’t EVER have too much storage) and nicer (or the best you can afford) flooring and high quality windows. Those are the big ticket items that cost a ton to replace down the road…all the rest is fluff.

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