Q: We would like a beautiful bathtub installed in the middle of the bathroom away from the walls. What are the options?
A: Master contractor/plumber Ed Del Grande answers: You have a couple. Island tubs are usually drop-in or undermount-style tubs with a finished apron and unfinished sides. They can be sunk into the floor or more commonly installed in a raised custom-built tub surround. It’s more practical for most bathrooms.
For a dramatic wow factor, free-standing tubs are usually self-supporting and are beautifully finished inside and out. Basically, you just put them in place and hook up the plumbing. Free-standing tubs can look like a work of art.
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Learn about composting
Master gardeners will be at Botanica on Wednesday to talk about the fundamentals of composting, how to build a compost pile and how to use compost in your yard. The 12:15 p.m. lecture is included in Botanica admission.
In bloom at Botanica
Roses, including this grandiflora, About Face, in the Jessie Wooldridge Brosius Rose Garden.