While many bathroom blogs are proclaiming the death of the bathtub in the modern bathroom, this dramatic news is actually far from the truth. Many homeowners are deciding to make an extra feature of the bath, and are looking for ways to increase the value of their home and the enjoyment of their bathing experience with the type of bathtub they choose. If you want to make a statement in your bathroom, check out a modern freestanding bath. Here’s why:
- You Can Highlight Tiled Areas of the Bathroom
If you have small areas of floor space that are tiled in an intricate pattern, or using brightly coloured mosaic tiles, you can use the freestanding bath to highlight this area of beauty in the bathroom. A freestanding bath draws attention to the area around it, and this is the ideal chance to highlight something outstanding in the room.
- You Can Choose from a Variety of Materials
Freestanding Baths are available in a wide variety of materials from metal to acrylic, stone to marble. Depending on your budget, the size of bath you want, and the look you are after, different materials are suitable for different rooms. A natural stone freestanding bath is perhaps one of the most impactful choices, while a traditional cast iron bath is a true icon in the bathroom.
- Your Freestanding Bath is Easier to Clean
Freestanding baths are easier to maintain as they are set apart from the wall and are thus easier to clean around. The lack of grouting fixing tiles to the bath also makes the bath easier to care for.
- You Can Create a Nostalgic Look
If you want to have a bathroom with a traditional, elegant look then the freestanding bath is ideal. Choose an old-fashioned tub with claw feet and a roll top edge so you can create a timeless style of bathroom that won’t go out of fashion.
- Or a Contemporary Masterpiece
Or if you want something more modern, choose a freestanding bath with a bold, modern shape and a contemporary look. Pure, smooth oval baths are striking in a modern bathroom, for example. Freestanding baths certainly don’t have to look old-fashioned.
- You Benefit from Easy Installation
Freestanding baths are often easier to install than fitted baths and can be placed in a relatively short amount of time, cutting down inconvenience and disruption. It is also likely that the plumbing will not be so complicated and that the bath will be easier to fit around existing plumbing features.