Updated: Jan 23, 2020
Nothing creates a sense of luxury like a freestanding bath. In addition to delivering a soothing experience, a freestanding bath is a great way to bring a focal point to your bathroom interior. We offer a wide choice of traditional and contemporary freestanding baths, available in an array of colours & finishes.
With such a wide selection of stunning freestanding baths available, it can difficult to decide which style best suits your home. To help you make the right choice, we created this guide to help you make the right decision for you bathroom.
Size up your bathroom
Your bathroom is a long-term investment, so set aside time to getting it right. This includes picking the right sized freestanding bath. The shape and size of the room will obviously play a large role here. Take the time to visualise how you can make your space work best.
The first thing you should do is measure up your bathroom. Work out how much wall space you have available for your bath, and remember to allow space around the bath for other fittings.
Scale is important, so if you’re lucky enough to have a larger space to play with, you can take your pick from a wider range of options. Be realistic about the size of bath your room can accommodate: it’s better to get something slightly smaller and have it look less cramped with more floor space.
Freestanding baths come in a range of styles, including, slipper and roll-top. You can also choose from single and double-ended options.
It’s worth considering both single and double-ended baths as these offer different proportions and experiences due to the positions of the taps. A double-ended bath, where the taps are positioned in the centre of the bath for example, may be preferable for those looking for more versatility when they bathe, as these allow you to face both ways with enhanced space and comfort. Whereas in single ended baths, the taps typically will be positioned at the end of the bath.
Choosing your bath style
Before you choose your freestanding bath, there are several things to bear in mind:
The construction and strength of your floor
Purpose (for example, if you intend to use it for long soaks, you need a material that retains heat, and a model that has solid depth and optimal dimensions, so you don’t feel uncomfortable)
Freestanding baths can come in all shapes and sizes, to find one to best suit your home you must match it up with your decor. To help you make the right choice, we have grouped all the freestanding baths into two style categories:
If you want to bring a timeless appeal to your bathroom, classic freestanding baths are the best choice for you.
A classic feel is usually incorporated through the overall design and shape, while using different materials and colours can bring a modern twist to the style. Double-ended, single slipper and double slipper designs should also be considered, if you opt for a classic style.
Perhaps you want a design that’s modern, sleek and elegant? If so, consider a more contemporary style freestanding bath.
These models are usually oval shaped and often have thin edges, giving them a modern and minimalist aesthetic. Contemporary freestanding baths can
serve as chic statement pieces within a range of bathroom styles.
Hopefully this brief guide has given you some pointers to consider when choosing a freestanding bath for your home. If you need further help & advice, call in to our showroom or contact one of our sales team on 028 8675 2388 or email@example.com.
If you’re looking to relocate your bath as part of a bigger bathroom re-design, remember that existing pipework may not always be available. New pipes may be needed if, for example, you’d like your bathtub to be installed in the centre of your room.