Picking the right bath for you bathroom

June 07, 2021 3 min read

Real estate agents agree that not having a bath in the home decreases the value and limits the type of buyers that will be interested in your property. If you are building or renovating your home, consider the type of bath that will best suite your space.


Free-standing Bath

If you have the space to create a real statement opt for a free-standing bath. Available in a variety of unique shapes, colours and materials they are perfect for the modern home. For a vintage feel, source a classic free standing clawfoot bath.
Take into consideration the storage space for the bath (if you have a lot of people in the home this one is important!). Have a chat to your trades about potentially building a niche or bath ledge behind the bath for your bathing essentials. As well as being practical they also look great! If you don’t need a lot of storage but need enough space for some wine and a snack look at getting a stool that is wet area suitable or a bath caddy.
If you are planning on doing a shower over bath, a built-in option is the way to go. It is possible to mount a shower to onto a free-standing bath but sometimes look ungainly, and they require wrap around curtains.


Built in Bath
The most common and for a good reason! Extremely practical, great space savers, perfect for over-bath shower and reasonably priced but can also look as luxurious as its free-standing competitor. Consider your tile options for your bathroom and what you would use on the face of the bath for a unique flair. Using your floor tile and continuing up the face of the bath will frame that area of the bathroom for a statement. You could also bring your wall tile down onto the bath or mix it up with a completely different tile for contrasting look.
Built in baths are a favourite for families with small children. Unlike the free-standing bath where you can get water run off down the back and things falling behind, the built in baths are boxed in perfect for kids bath time and easy to clean!

Corner / Back-to-wall Bath

Get the best of both worlds with the corner and back-to-wall baths. They have recently become quite popular having the look of a free-standing bath but the added benefits of storage and practicality of a built-in bath. They also utilise space if your bathroom is quite small and having the bath flush up against the wall makes for easy cleaning (yay!)

        
Roman Bath

For a unique look to your bathroom look no further than the Roman bath. Made from the ground up by your trades, make sure you have a good reliable tiler to complete this project! This bath is made from tiles inside and out and constructed to be completely watertight with waterproofing membrane. Completely customisable from the size, tile selection and grout colour, get creative with it! The only down fall for this type is bath is it is not ergonomic and not a bath to relax in for hours, but perfect for those quick baths for the kids or fur babies!

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