Upgrading Your HBD Flat With a Bathtub


If you are considering installing a bathtub in your HBD flat, there are a number of solutions that you can try. However, which option would look the best in your bathroom? This is very important to figure out in advance especially if you are working with a limited budget and limited space. Here is a clever idea that you can try that will make your bathroom seem more roomy. 

If you are considering adding a bathtub in addition to your standing shower, a good place to start is by making space by enlarging the bathroom. You can also try combining two rooms into one bathroom so that there is enough space for the new design. If you are still very tight on space, another idea is to utilize mirrors and glass panels to make the space seem larger. 

Just keep in mind that before you get started, that a permit may be required from the HDB for your renovation. In addition, regulations state that you can only make additional alterations to your bathroom after three years have passed from the date that the block was completed. 

Bathtubs come in a number of size options so that you can find the best one to fit your space. A smaller bathtub such as a soak tub can help you to save on space while still providing that luxurious spa-like feeling that you desire. 

If you are at the point of getting started you must keep in mind the regulations. Here are a few of them: 

  • The weight of the supporting structure of the bathtub and the bathtub itself must be less than 150kg. This guarantees that there will be no structural issues with the building itself stemming from the weight of these items. Therefore, it is very important that before you select a bathtub that you check the weight. Some types of bathtubs can be much heavier than others and this includes freestanding bathtubs such as those made from cast iron. 
  • If you are planning to renovate part of your living area so that it can become a part of the new bathroom, then you need to make sure that the maximum area of the extension as well as the width are not greater then 6.4sqf and 60 cm respectively. 

Finally, you may not use the extension you created to insert any wet bathroom areas such as a sink or other item that requires plumbing. The bathtub and your shower must fit within the original blueprints that were designated for the original bathroom.


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