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Buying Guide for Freestanding Baths

Updated: Feb 21, 2023

A daring and often beautiful style statement, freestanding baths are becoming more popular in homes. Especially where the owners recognise that bathrooms are still rooms! They don’t have to skirt the edges of the room anymore, they can give their sanctuary a centrepiece. Freestanding baths give an elegant and sophisticated feel, as though you have stepped into a luxury retreat or a high-end spa.

mozanno 2 victoria & albert freestanding bath
Mozzano 2

Why choose a freestanding bath?

One of the best things about freestanding baths is the great variety of designs and shapes that they come in. These baths can be narrow and shallow, better-suited to family homes where children will be bathing. Or they can be vast and deep for those evenings soaking in the bubbles surrounded by candles. There is also the option to install floor-mounted tap-ware beside a freestanding bath. This popular option is sure to set any bathroom apart and make it the envy of all who visit.

barcelona 1500 victoria & albert freestanding white bath
Barcelona 1500

Consider layout

While visual aesthetics are important, it’s also essential to consider the configuration of your drainage and plumbing when deciding where to place a freestanding bath. Functionality should also be taken into account. The placement of freestanding baths will need to allow enough space to easily slide in and out of the bath.

pescadero victoria & albert freestanding bath

What style do you like?

Are you trying to create a chic, contemporary look or do you prefer the timeless class of traditional styles? Thankfully, there are a huge range of freestanding baths to choose from that suit every bathroom style. Models featuring clawed feet will serve as the centrepiece of a traditional bathroom while sleek, minimalist models emit a striking presence in contemporary homes.

terassa victoria & albert freestanding bath

Consider taps

Unlike conventional styles, many freestanding baths don’t cater for taps which means you may have to choose wall mounted or freestanding floor designs. The taps you choose can have a significant effect on the overall look of your bathroom. Be sure to check the water pressure of your bathroom and choose taps that are powerful enough to efficiently fill your bath. There are also some extra plumbing costs involved with installing a bath in a different place within a room.

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