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Do You Really Need a Bathtub at Home?

Let these tips help you make the right decision

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Photography: Kurt Alvarez/ACME Visual Productions (Main Photo)

To bathtub or not to bathtub—that is the question. Some may think that it's a form of luxury, but why would you shy away from getting one for your bathroom? You had a long day and nothing beats the thought of a relaxing bath, some scented candles, and soothing music to calm your nerves. It’s always the image of a bubble bath with the occasional champagne glass that sells the idea of a bathtub in the bathroom.

Before you run to the nearest depot to select a grade-A porcelain, claw foot bathtub that you’ve always dreamed of, you need to assess if it is a necessity or just a passing fancy. Here are a few important things to consider:

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