A bath isn’t just a bath its a place to relax after a hard or stressful day of work. but choosing the bath that suites you and your room-space can be stressful also, making sure your bathroom works for you and your family is very important.
Bath’s have jumped leaps and bounds in technologically in the last 100 years. From the days of bathing in front of an open fire in a metal tin, to luxurious Whirlpool / airpool systems we have now.
Yet bathrooms differ in size, shape and design. The type of bath you choose will be dependent on these factors. There is also the most important element which is your own taste. You may err towards the elegant in the shape of the roll top bath or you have a predilection for all things modern and want to bathe in something a bit more avant-garde.
Choosing a bath for the smaller bathroom
If your bathroom is on the smaller size the instinct may be to fit a shower instead of a bath. This need not be the case, fitting a Shower Bath will give you the option of bathing or taking a shower while using the most of the room you have available.
Choosing a bath for the ‘difficult’ bathroom
A ‘difficult’ bathroom is a room of an odd shape/size that generally makes it a difficult area to design and cater for.
For instance, you may want to fit a bathroom in the loft to provide an en-suite facility for the guest bedroom you have placed up there. This means that there may be sloping ceilings that will affect the way you can use the space.
There are low level baths that are perfect for the room where height is a factor. This means that you or your guests will not have to be a contortionist to get in and out of the bath.
Choosing a bath for the large bathroom
You will still be faced with problems if you have a big bathroom. It can be difficult to decide where to place your bath in such a large space. Do you place it in the centre of the room and have your focal point, do you want it to fit against a wall and use the space more conservatively or do you go for a large inset whirlpool bath that will use the space.
Your answer to this question will determine the sort of bath you choose. If you want focal point then you should choose a free-standing bath that will sit in the room centre and dazzle or visitors such as our Dakota Luxury Free-standing Shower Whirlpool Bath.
However, you may not want a bath that seeks the limelight. If you place your tub against the wall and compartmentalise the area you can help to give some definition to the spaces in your room and your utilities will not look lost in your large bathroom such as the Houston Bow Fronted Bath.
Or you could define your room by building up a centre stage and fitting a large inset whirlpool bath that will take any visitors breath away such as the Madison Inset Bath