Built-in bath or freestanding bath: Which one is right for you?

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When it comes to bathroom design, your choice of bathtub can define the entire space. Whether it is an elegant and sophisticated addition to your vision, or a practical and family-friendly bathtub, the tub holds a central place in most Western Australian bathrooms. With decades of experience in the industry, we've witnessed the evolution of bathroom trends and the enduring appeal of two bathtub options: the built-in bath and the freestanding.

In this article, we’ll help you navigate the decision-making process between the built-in bath and freestanding bath, with a close look at both aesthetics and functionality.

The built-in bath

Space-saving practicality

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.

Functionality means low-maintenance

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

Versatile stying options

Whether your taste leans towards traditional, classic or modern aesthetics, there is a freestanding bath to suit your style and preferences.

If you’re looking for a timely design or one that makes a statement, then a freestanding bath is for you.

Balance practicality and aesthetics

Remember to balance practicality with aesthetics. A freestanding bath can really add a high-level finish to your bathroom renovation. However, freestanding baths can be a less safe option for younger children and older people. A reliable slip mat and grab handles may assist in making it a safer option.

Consider your lifestyle, family needs, and the visual impact that you desire for your bathroom.

It’s important to also consider the future. With a successful bathroom renovation, your bathroom could be a space that you live and bathe in for many years. An accessible bathroom could be a great choice if you plan to grow old in your current home.

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.