Ahhh, imagine relaxing in your very own jetted tub every night after a long day of work and play. Nothing will feel better on your tired muscles than soaking in a warm bath.

If your remodel includes the bathroom, you may be looking at a variety of things. How about a jetted tub?

Choosing a tub can be more difficult than it sounds. With the many choices on the market today, its not only important to find one that looks good and fits in with your bathroom décor, but also one that meets your needs. For many, this choice comes down to choosing between a freestanding and a built-in jetted tub. Knowing the differences can help you make the best choice for your needs.

The built-in jetted tub is the tub you are probably most familiar with – it fits into a particular spot in your bathroom. While this is a good option if your bathroom space is limited and has only one area for a tub, this particular tub does not leave a lot of room for style. You are limited by the space where it has to sit. You have to choose a tub that fits the space, rather than fitting a space around your tub.

With a built-in jetted tub, expect your style selections to be limited. You will have options, just not as many as you might have with a freestanding tub.

The freestanding-jetted tub is quickly rising in popularity. This type of tub sits upon a frame and can utilize any existing drain. So, you have a lot more options with this configuration. If you can install a drain, you can install this tub anywhere in your bathroom.

You will not be limited by the space – you will only be limited by your imagination. If you go with a freestanding tub, you can design your bathroom to fit your exact needs. You can choose from a multitude of style options, so you will have little trouble finding a tub that you absolutely love.

As far as installation, both types of tubs have a fairly easy installation process. The built-in tub is easy to install because it will be designed to fit exactly into the designated space. The freestanding tub is easy to install because it comes with a self-supporting frame, which can be installed in any location. The final choice depends on the size of your bathroom and your personal style preference.