The Freestanding Bathtub: Tradition and Style

Watermark focuses on how a freestanding bathtub can transform your bathroom into a personal spa.

Making a Statement

Over the past few years freestanding bathtubs have made a great come-back in bathroom design and it’s not a surprise. Having always been considered a image of luxury and opulence, it has a certain charm that creates a more airy, light and relaxing environment. For minimalists, design-lovers, those interested in feng-shui within their home and for those who are looking to make their bathroom space an escape, retreat and spa, a freestanding bathtub can tick all required boxes.

Becoming a bold, eye-catching centerpiece, a freestanding bathtub is a artistic statement that calls for attention. You’ll want to keep your bathroom door open!

STYLE Selection

A freestanding bath is defined as a bathtub that stands alone within your bathroom. Traditionally freestanding bathtubs were oval shaped but now come in various shapes and sizes from rectangular, slipper to pedestal styled.

In line with the various choices in shapes and style, there is a wide range of materials popular for freestanding tubs. These include acrylic, cast iron, copper and stainless steel, stone, solid surface and pure acrylic.

The choices can differ from a straight-to-floor style, or mounted atop a set of traditional legs. Freestanding bathtubs can fit any style and are quite versatile. From the classic claw-foot to a modern egg or cocoon shape, there are various options to choose from.

The choice in style and particular features should be influenced by the style and space of your bathroom. Importance factors that coincide with selection also include natural and bathroom lighting, windows and plumbing.

Finishing Touches

The finishing touches to your freestanding bathtubs involve the choice of bathroom taps which include:

  • Freestanding bath taps – Not attached to anything except the floor, there is a lot of flexibility on where to position it. The important consideration is whether you will need to extend the plumbing work to install it.
  • Deck mounted bath taps – Attached to the bath so that the taps can slot in. This choice entirely depends on how much room surface your chosen freestanding bathtub has on the edges.
  • Wall mounted bath taps – This can work wonders for those who are looking to create a contrast or complimentary synergy between bathroom walls (whether tiled or painted) and taps. It also creates more minimalism. The only factor to remember is that the tub will need to be placed close enough to the wall so the taps can reach it.

Whatever your choice in in the style, size, materials used and tap design it is always advised to speak to an expert that can inform you on the functionality and design aspects of your future bathroom.

Look for Expert Advice

Whether you’re looking to accentuate modern design within your bathroom or looking to rekindle the historical theme of your Victorian or Edwardian property, Watermark Kitchens and Bathrooms have a team of design consultants on hand to discuss your vision.

Our Amersham and Oakley showrooms exhibit the latest in bathroom design. Speak one of our experts today to arrange a free consultation. Contact us on 01844 338137 or alternatively fill out our online form HERE.