If you’ve decided to get a freestanding bath for your bathroom – whether you’re remodeling or building from scratch – then you should be congratulated; the freestanding bath is guaranteed to give you a luxury bathing experience like no other. Not only does the freestanding bath give you the comfort of a wonderful bathing experience, you’ll be able to enjoy it with the feeling of spaciousness and relief all around you as well.
However, choosing the right freestanding bath is not always as easy as it seems; there are a few important facts to consider. Some of it depends on available space and location, some of it on personal preference regarding style, and some of it on the materials you select. Here’s how to choose a freestanding bath: your top questions answered.
When it comes to size, there are four important factors to take into consideration. Here’s the roundup:
Bathroom – make sure the freestanding bath fits into your bathroom. Hence, measure first to see what the maximum allowed dimensions are, and don’t forget to leave space for the area around the bath.
Family – The largest member of your family should fit into the tub comfortably; hence, don’t be afraid to physically get into several baths in showrooms, just to try them out.
Installation – You need to be able to bring the bath into the house. Does it fit through the doors, the windows, on the corners of the stairwell?
Cost – the bigger the tub, the more water it will require, hence the higher the operating costs.
The material matters
There are many materials available. To give you an idea, here are just some examples:
Acrylic – the most common material, and hence the most affordable one.
Cast iron – it’s heavy and sturdy, and gives a classical and elegant look.
Copper – easy to maintain and a very eye-catching feature.
Stone – it’s without a doubt a solid statement; but it’s heavy, so reinforce the floor.
Your personal preference
There are many kinds of shapes, lengths and widths, as well as contours and colours that could make a big difference regarding decor and style.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder – it’s a cliché but the cliche persists for a reason. There are no rules when it comes to choosing the way you decorate your bathroom. Your aesthetic tastes are yours, and yours alone. However, it does pay to take a look around the bathroom and see which style would fit best (or contrast the existing decor the most) according to your specific needs. Take your time – freestanding baths are a good investment, and you want to be wise with your decision. It’s a change in lifestyle for the better, after all.
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