Chapter 6: What’s the Difference between Singapore Bathtubs and Our Competitors?
With all that wonderful insight you have just gained about bathtubs, now is the time to deliberate on where is the best place to get your very own bathtub.
Based on what factors should you consider, before deciding that that company/brand will be able to successfully deliver the perfect bathtub that will prove satisfactory?
Let us consider a few essential factors and delve into the importance of each one, to figure out which ones your prioritise the most. From there, we will be able to narrow down some options that will best suit your bathtub needs
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Range of Sizing
The one thing that’s most important and impossible to deny are space limitations. You might have a change of mind when it comes to deciding the type, design, colour or material of your bathtub, but the size of the bathtub will always be fixed. Your bathroom measurements often deter the maximum length and limit the kind of bathtub you can pick. Whilst you keeping in mind your bathroom layout and space considerations involving the other bathroom fixtures and furnitures as well, allocate enough allowance for movement of your bathtub (when shifting it around – refer to Chapter 1: Measurements & Preparations) and sufficient walking space. If this means looking out for a small bathtub (<1400mm), it may be tough to source but there are companies who do indeed provide these smaller measurements.
Being able to choose from a wide range of selection will do you good, as you have more room to play around with the aesthetic and maximise limited space. At the same time, ideas you might have towards the functionality of the bathtub may alter; in such a way that previously you might have wanted the bathtub simply for a soak, but now you think that topping-up a little more to upgrade to a jetted tub, will instead enhance the experience but still serve its main purpose.
Let’s Talk About Pricing
Pricing… This one’s everyone’s worst enemy. But how can it become your friend instead of your foe?
Somehow, pricing always accompanies the types of bathtub the company has to offer. And it is not uncommon that if you have found a design you fancy, the prices are usually not that likeable. On the other hand, while you may have found one within your budget, it will may not live up to expectations.
Everyone has different priorities. What you want is to find a store that will be able to provide you with exactly what you need; a bathtub that sits in the range of your measurements, while being affordable and high-quality too.
Options for Customisation
What’s the Consultation Process like?
A major deciding factor that one should carefully consider is the consultation process. What kind of people are you looking for, in order to entrust all your bathtub woes and concerns to?
Do they give you the assurance you are looking for by addressing your every need? Do they reach out to you and involve you every step of the way in the entire process?
The bathtub consultant should be able to answer your questions with no problem, and grant you affirmation by always putting your needs first above all. Remember, you are priority, everything else comes next; they should know that.
Availability of Bathtub Installation
Apart from purchasing your bathtub, you should also be aware of how the installation will be done, and who will it be done by. Do you already have an existing contractor whom you are working with on your current renovations, is there a trusted contractor that usually does your renovations for you, or do you need to source for one specifically to get the bathtub installation job done?
There are companies who provide bathtub installation together with the purchase of a bathtub, but bathtub installation is usually a separate matter from buying the bathtub. Of course, third-party contractors can be sourced by the bathtub company, so be sure to be make the right choice.
Availability of Bathtub Delivery
Does the company you purchase your bathtub from offer free delivery services to your home’s doorstep, or do you have pay a small fee? Commonly, the delivery service is usually included when you purchase the bathtub so you don’t have to worry.
However, sometimes shops that offer bathtubs at lower prices exclude this service to save on costs, hence you might have to arrange your own transportation.
When looking for your bathtub, are you tight on schedule for your renovations or are you allowed to leisurely take your time in deciding the best fit bathtub for your bathroom? It is best to be sure of the deadlines you are working with, as you do not want to be behind schedule or rush into it lest it may affect other renovation works or cause unduly stress and unnecessary complications. Always check in with your contractor, designer and bathtub specialist on the schedule
The average time for companies to deliver your order will take about 6 – 8weeks.
Competitor Analysis Table
If you are still unsure of which factors to prioritise and what’s right for you, you can always get your measurements taken and free consultation with no obligations first before proceeding.