Do they sell a standard bathtub for a corner?

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Do they sell a standard bathtub for a corner?

Seems the story of my life that I am always looking for something that is rare or does not exist. Sorry, I am whining.

I have spent the last month staring at images of bathtubs. I am going crazy . I want a ~60"x30" bathtub that has an apron around the front and side. I do see some when I do a google image search, but have little luck finding them at Lowes or Home Depot. Is there a certain term I should use when searching?

I found this one. Can't find it anywhere here in the USA. But I would take a Kohler or Delta tub with a front and side apron.

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How do you plan on addressing splash? That narrow piece of glass sticking up into nowhere must be the "door". It won't support itself. You could always buy a 3 wall tub, build a tub height wall and tile it to conceal the underside. What do you plan for wall covering?
 
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Don't be too concerned with the glass in the photo. What I am most interested in is how the tub tucks in the corner and the apron spans the front and right side of the tub. If it the corner can be rounded like the one in the photo it would be great. The walls will likely be tiled.

Having an integral apron like this makes it look less blockey-looking. The bath is long and narrow. I would like to take out the partition to open it up to being one room. The vanity would be the free-standing furniture style. If I could have something like the one in the previous photo I think it would look more like one room. I had even considered a freestanding tub. Just searching for ideas.

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Hi Ray,

You certainly are in the ball park. A drop-in would eliminate dealing with the nailing flange.
 
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Following up on Ray's post:

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Without the nailing flange you won't be able to successfully apply tile properly and drain properly. The tub Ray referred to has no means of directing the water back into the tub.

Removing the wall you want will leave the end of the vanity exposed which is sometimes not finished. What I was suggesting was to drop the wall to the height of the vanity, in this case, and incorporate your tile on it and on the ledge.
 
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I come from a time when most tubs didn't have showers. The type of tub the O/P wants open only on the drain end was common. Every one here seems to be assuming a shower but he hasn't said if he will have a shower just posted a generic picture that did.
 
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Not to mention that a reverse of the supply lines would put them in an exterior wall, which is and accident waiting to happen.
 
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All good points. Let me clarify a few things.


1 -I am trying to NOT reverse the plumbing to the other side due to the exterior wall and freezing potential

2- Wall removal and the vanity- Yes. I did not mention it, but the vanity will be one of those standalone furniture-type pieces with finished sides.

3- The only option I see for plumbing would be to cut the wall to vanity height. This should allow room for bath controls and spout. I would need a custom glass surround and mount the shower head directly to the glass. Something like this photo

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I was trying to avoid custom frameless glass due to cost, but I see no other options. Thoughts?
 
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