Renovation 2007: I want a tub

I want a bathtub. Yes, I have a bathtub, but it is useless for the purpose of taking a bath. So for the past couple of weeks I’ve been thinking about my bathrooms and how they will change in the renovation.
I decided that the upstairs is not the place I want a tub. The beautiful claw foots I’ve been drooling over at the Brass Knob (on the unit block of N St, should you wanna walk by it) are cast iron…. heavy. Add water, heavier. Add me, even heavier. There is a bit of me that is unsure about having that much weight on the 2nd floor. Then there is the problem of getting it up the narrow staircase, provided I got it through the front door. Besides, I don’t need a tub for the everyday. I shower every morning and yearn for a bath, occasionally. So I’ve decided that the upstairs will be where the everyday shower will be.
But I still want the opportunity to take a bath in my house. So I’m looking at the 1st floor. For the past few days I’ve been trying to figure out how to squeeze a 5ft bathtub into a small bathroom in a small house, figuring I should have more space on the 1st floor. I don’t know if it is possible. The possibilities I’ve been coming up with make the floor layout look weird.
So I’ve chucked the 5 ft bathtub idea and have begun to look at other options like an ofuro or a greek tub. Or maybe I’ll head back to Brass Knob and take a look at their 4ft-4.5ft tubs.