“The bathroom is the private oasis in the home where you want to unwind and recharge,” says Haley Davis, product manager with Mansfield Plumbing. “For some people that means a good, long soak in a deep tub with quiet music in the background. For others it means a vigorous whirlpool experience with pulsating jets of water to soothe your muscles.”

Davis recommends discussing your bathing preferences with your builder before any bathroom fixtures are ordered. Bathtub types include:

Soaking Tubs – Ergonomically designed and significantly deeper than standard bathtubs, a soaking tub allows full body support and deep immersion into comforting waters.

Whirlpool Tubs – Precision aimed jets of water can relax and rejuvenate the body in a whirlpool bath. Strategically-placed jets target different parts of the body for deep tissue massage.