The eye is definitely drawn to the glamour and luxury of a freestanding roll-top bath placed majestically in the middle of a bathroom. In this article we suggest why a freestanding bath might be right for you.
Reasons to Choose a Freestanding Bath
Freestanding baths come in so many forms these days – vintage roll-tops, cast-iron pieces, modern styling or personalised with colour. Here we outline why a freestanding bath might be a good choice.
You’re drawn to a something unusual
If contemporary style is more your thing, you’ll have no trouble finding a design to fit perfectly into your super-sleek bathroom. Smooth, egg-shaped baths are fuss-free and roomy (almost like a work of art in your bathroom!), so you can enjoy a luxurious soak. Pair with a freestanding tap for the ultimate showstopper (remember the tap should be about a third higher than the top of your bath).
You like the idea of an accent colour
One of the great plus points of choosing a classic, roll-top bath is that you can have it customised in any paint colour you wish, to give it that bespoke look. Opt for a muted, stylish grey if you want something classic that will work in almost any room, or choose an accent colour from the room and paint your bath to match. If you’re feeling particularly decadent, choose a design in copper. Go for a penny-bright polish, or try an un-lacquered finish and let a natural patina develop and dull down. Alternatively some Brands, such as Villeroy & Boch sell their ranges already coloured, like this beautiful red bath below.
You’re aiming for a Victorian vibe
The classic roll-top, claw-foot bath is a must-have for a Victorian-style bathroom. If you love this design, but need it to multi-task as a shower without ruining the look, fear not. Position a large, circular shower rose above it and a ceiling-mounted curved shower rail around it and voila – a Victorian-style shower bath. The result is functional yet packed with vintage charm.
You love old-fashioned glamour
Fans of old-style glamour will adore a French-style bateau bath. This design oozes vintage elegance, with its deep interior and burnished cast iron exterior. Pair yours with a Venetian-glass mirror and twinkling chandelier for a bathroom you’ll never want to leave.
You’d relish an ergonomic design
A bath that fits like a glove is great for anyone who enjoys a relaxing soak at the end of a long day. This Cabrits bath from Victoria & Albert is contoured to fit the body, so it offers enhanced support for bathers of all sizes – anyone can lie back and unwind. You don’t need a palatial bathroom to fit in a freestanding tub like this, either: a low-lying design won’t dominate a small room, and if there isn’t space for a floor-standing tap, simply wall-mount instead. With a uniquely curved shape, the Cabrits is a unique modern take on the slipper bath.