How to Work a Hot Tub into Your Home Remodel
With the increasing popularity of DIY and home makeover shows, remodeling your home may be a top priority this year! The idea of doing an entire home makeover is exciting! It’s a chance to start from scratch and create the home of your dreams. If including a hot tub into your new home remodel is something you are considering, here are a few things you may want to take note of before making your plans final.
Indoor Hot Tub Remodel – The Pros
Dreaming of a special room where you can slip into your hot tub in the privacy of your own home? Let’s talk through the pros and cons of having your hot tub indoors.
One of the pros of having your hot tub in your own home is less maintenance. Maintaining your hot tub indoors is much easier than managing an outdoor hot tub. With fewer foreign substances like foliage and sunscreen, your hot tub will require fewer chemicals!
Also, you will no longer have to worry about the weather and how it will affect your bathing time. Which means every day is a spa day no matter what the forecast shows!
Indoor Hot Tub Remodel – The Cons
Your hot tub is going to weigh a lot! By the time you add up the weight of the hot tub, water and people that will occupy it … your hot tub could weigh close to 5,000 lbs! Chances are that your foundation was not made to support a hot tub. A certified contractor will know exactly how to support all of that extra weight.
Also, hot tubs are notorious for being, well, hot and wet! This is not a problem when they are installed outside but it could easily cause damage to the inside of your home. Having proper ventilation among other things is crucial to prevent this from happening to your home.
Indoor hot tubs put off the same amount of chemical fumes as outdoor hot tubs. The only difference is that when you place four walls around your hot tub, the fumes become trapped and more of a nuisance.
Outdoor Hot Tub Remodel
If you would rather have your hot tub outdoors, here are a few tips to help make your hot tub a real estate asset to your home.
Create an environment in which your hot tub looks as if it belongs. Instead of having just a hot tub standing by itself on a concrete pad, try adding a pergola or even building a deck around the hot tub. This will make the hot tub more of a permanent feature. Investing in a quality hot tub that is going to last for a longer period of time is also very beneficial for you and may help sell your home in the future.
Whether you decide to incorporate your hot tub inside or outside, adding a hot tub into your home remodel is a good decision! After all of that remodeling, you will have a great place to relax and soak in your new look!