Looking to maximize your tub size in a smaller bathroom? Consider a corner tub with a built-in apron.

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Q: I have a remodeling question for my smaller bathroom. I really want to have a whirlpool tub and need to ask: How can I fit a larger than standard tub into my new bathroom?

A: For any bathroom layout, you need to get all your fixture specifications first to make sure everything will fit into your space.

Now that this basic info is out of the way, I also recommend that you look into a corner bathtub with a built-in apron. Corner-install tubs can be a little larger than a standard tub, and with the finished apron-front side, you may open up even more bathroom space.

More good news is many corner baths can be ordered with whirlpool or bubble massage features. Also, some corner-bath layouts may even include lumbar support, heated surfaces and room for two users.