In this before picture, you can see a really dated jetted tub. This tub was never used because the first time it was turned on the water turned black from the residual that was in the jets—YUCK! The white tile tub deck and backsplash, as well as the polished brass hardware (that has oxidized), makes this tub replacement a must.
In this progress picture, the new, free-standing pedestal tub with air jets (no more water resting in pipes) is sitting off to one side. A shelf made of the same material that will be used for countertops and all other horizontal surfaces in the bathroom is tucked in the corner. This shelf is curved to match the curve of the tub and will rest on the high part of the tub lip. This shelf will house the water faucet and handles, as well as the “eye” for the tub’s remote control.
This is going to be a great change, and I am sure that this new tub will get lots of use.