Your bath is an integral part of your bathroom, so it is important to make the right choice. A new bath is an investment, so you need to ensure it looks right and fulfils your practical needs. So how do you know which bath to choose?
Consider the layout of your bathroom
Before choosing your bath, you need to consider the size and shape of your bathroom. It’s easy to fall in love with a beautiful freestanding roll top bath but will it fit well in your bathroom? Will it compliment the layout you have? You need to work within the existing space, although a bathroom designer can provide ideas on how to improve the configuration.
Establish what you use your bath for
A bath is now not just a practical item, it can be the centrepiece of a statement bathroom or a welcome haven to relax in, in a busy family home. Some people like to have a long soak in the bath every night, other people prefer showers but like the option of a bath occasionally. For bath lovers a deep, luxury tub may be the answer whilst for occasional use a shower/bath may be a better option. If your bath is used mainly for family bath time, then a practical bath will be needed.
Is a freestanding bath right for me?
Freestanding baths can make a real impact and can look great with a contemporary or traditional feel. They can take centre page and give your bathroom a sense of luxury and indulgence. For a freestanding bath your bathroom generally needs to be a good size. They are usually the most expensive option, with high end baths made of volcanic limestone costing in the region of £3000. However, if you love to soak then it could be a worthwhile investment.
What about a shower/bath?
A shower bath is seen as a great compromise if you want a shower but also have the option to take a bath sometimes. This is often a great solution for smaller bathrooms where there’s no room for a separate bath and shower cubicle. The advantage of this solution is you can create extra space at the shower end, but this does mean you have to use a curved bath panel and curved bath screen, which whilst scores high for practicality, scores low for aesthetics.
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