The freestanding bathtub brings a certain elegance to a bathroom. Most people associate them with luxury, so it’s easy to understand why they are so popular. We are seeing more and more people opt for this style bathroom design in 2022. One of the questions we are often asked is what are the pros and cons of installing a freestanding bathtub? Therefore, we have wrote this blog to help anybody who is considering remodelling their bathroom.
What are the Pros of Freestanding Baths?
- An opulent bath could be the perfect focal point for your bathroom. If you are lucky to have a large area to work with, they are a great way to fill the space.
- Freestanding tubs can be placed anywhere in your bathroom; therefore, you have less restrictions in your design.
- Get that hotel experience in your home. That’s our aim here at Bathroom Studio Design to help our customers create that 5-star luxury at home.
- Easier installation process. As there are no walls to attach the bath to, the installation process is often quicker and easier.
- Whilst a freestanding tub is often larger than a built-in tub, they still give the illusion of more space. Opening the area between your tub and the floor makes the room seem bigger.
What are the Cons of Freestanding Bathtubs?
- Cost – This style bath is often more expensive than a built-in bath. It’s no secret that luxury does not come cheap. As such if you are working on a tight budget, this option may not be the best for you.
- Preparation – Freestanding baths weigh much more than a standard built in bath. So, you must ensure your flooring is strong enough to take the weight.
- Some may see this as more of a pro than a con but there is nowhere to store your toiletries. That go-to area on the side of the bath will not be there. However, this is easy to resolve with the right storage options.
- A deep bath is perfect for those long hot soaks, but not so much for busy families. This is because the high sides make bathing children or pets much harder.
Speak to the Experts!
If you are thinking about installing a freestanding bathtub, speak to our team today! With over 20 years’ experience we can help you design the perfect bathroom for your home and family. We have a range of baths for you to browse in our bathroom showroom in Brentwood.