So, you’re redoing your bathroom, and top of the list for renovations is the bathtub. Picking a new one has become a lot harder recently; freestanding baths have experienced a huge surge in popularity, and many homeowners have begun wondering if that’s the right way to go.
It’s all down to personal preference, in the end. However, there are a few advantages to those freestanding beauties that you should take into account before taking the plunge.
Here is our list of freestanding plus points:
People have probably told you that freestanding tubs are impractical – that they’ll take up far too much floor space in your bathroom. Well, whilst they do require a little more room, freestanding baths are also perfect for making that room appear more spacious.
Panelled enclosures make a room feel smaller, whereas the flowing lines of a freestanding model leave the area surrounding it more open and airy, so they’re a good option for anyone who wants to make their bathroom seem more expansive.
Freestanding baths are finished on all sides, and stand independently of walls and corners. This means you can treat them like other pieces of furniture, placing them wherever you wish to create a lasting visual statement (plumbing allowing of course).
Traditional panelled baths must be fitted only in corners or against walls, whilst a freestanding model can become the centrepiece of the bathroom.
Panelled baths don’t offer anywhere near as many styling options as freestanding models, which is perhaps why you’ll see the latter more frequently when flipping through interior design magazines. Because the whole fixture is finished, you can create the exact type of look you want, and have it admired from all angles.
You’ll be able to choose whether the tub sits directly on the floor, or uses certain type of feet to keep itself high and add to the decor. You can also choose from more interesting taps, and benefit from the enhanced heat circulation of having them set in the middle of the bath, should you choose.
If these advantages matter to you, then don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. We’re always happy to talk you through our range of freestanding baths, or any other selection of products you happen to be interested in.