When it comes to bathroom design, your choice of bathtub can instantly elevate any space. Whether it is an elegant and sophisticated addition to your vision, or a practical and family friendly tub, the bath has been a consistent feature to most WA bathrooms we have seen over the decades we’ve been in business.
Once you’ve decided that you will be keeping your tub or installing a tub if you didn’t already have one, you will find yourself presented with two choices; built in bath or free standing bath. There are benefits and disadvantages to both and ultimately it comes down to you, your lifestyle and what works best for you. But what are the considerations between choosing a built in bath or freestanding bath? We discuss below.
The Built In Bath
Practical, easy and space saving, the built in bath is an Australian favourite. Installed against a wall on two or three sides, this type of bath makes a practical choice for families with young children and offers a good option for those with a smaller bathroom who want the option of having a bath and a shower.
What the built in bath lacks in style and statement, it makes up for in practicality and functionality. Did we mention it also makes cleaning your bathroom easier than a freestanding bath? With fewer sides to attract dust and no feet on the bath to clean, it’s definitely the more low maintenance option.
The Freestanding Bath
If you’re looking for a timely design or one that makes a statement, then a freestanding bath is for you. Although not the safest option for young children or the elderly, a reliable slip mat and grab handles will assist in making it a safer option. A freestanding bath can really add a high level of finish to your bathroom renovation and we often design the bathroom around the freestanding bathtub as a feature.
Whether you’re looking for a traditional, classic or modern look, there is a freestanding bath to suit your style.
When it comes to deciding whether you would like a freestanding or built in bath, remember to consider the practicality as well as the aesthetic side of your decision.
If you or someone you know is looking to renovate their bathroom and would like some advice and design inspiration from the experts, get in touch with WA Assett today for a complimentary in home consultation.