Small Bathtub: Make Way For a Bigger Closet
LESLIE: David in Oregon needs some help with a bathroom renovation. What can we do for you?
DAVID: I’ve got a problem with the closet being, oh, 12 to 14 inches wide and it’s at the foot of the tub and I would like to make the closet bigger. My question is do they make a tub – a steel tub – that’s shorter than five feet?
LESLIE: Hmm. I don’t know about a steel tub but …
TOM: I think it goes down to about four or four-and-a-half, doesn’t it?
LESLIE: Yeah. But are they fiberglass or are they cast-iron? I know American Standard makes one as small as four feet in length and they also have a four-and-a-half foot – is going to be fairly standard. Sixty inches – five feet – is the basic length on a tub, which is pretty much what you’re going to find.
But if you do take a look, I think American Standard has two: one is called the Huron and one is called the Mackenzie and one is four feet and one is four-and-a-half feet. But if you do some search online, you’ll be able to find a shorter tub; I mean not that much but it might give you the clearance you need for the closet.
DAVID: OK. Thank you.
TOM: You’re very welcome. Thanks so much for calling us at 888-MONEY-PIT.