In the realm of home indulgence, free-standing baths reign supreme. Evoking the grandeur of stately homes from the past, these beauties have evolved into a coveted centrepiece, offering aesthetic allure and a personal spa experience within your home.
Finding the Perfect Spot
Free-standing baths offer unparalleled flexibility in bathroom design, unbound by the constraints of wall attachments. Imagine the possibilities: you can transform your bath into a striking centerpiece, prominently positioned in the heart of a large bathroom.
Or, you even consider placing it in a spot where it can frame captivating outdoor scenery, turning your bath time into an immersive experience. It’s essential to think about sightlines – the bath should be a visually appealing feature from every perspective in the room.
Additionally, thoughtful placement ensures not only aesthetic appeal but also practicality, maintaining ample clearance around the bath for a welcoming and spacious environment. This approach to bathroom layout elevates the bathing experience, making it both a luxurious and a functional retreat.
Design Tip: Ensure you have enough space around the freestanding bath so its visually appealing and practical.
Image above: RVB Design featuring a cast iron roll-top bath inside a Georgian period property.
Choosing Your Bathing Muse
Image above: Client bathroom transformation: Justin and Nicola’s home, view the whole case study here
Flooring and Storage
Guard against splash zones with carefully chosen flooring and wall coverage. And let’s not overlook storage! Ensure towels, bath essentials, and decorative accents have their rightful place within arm’s reach of your bathing sanctuary.
Pro Tip: Heavy-duty tubs may require floor reinforcement, so tread carefully when choosing your showstopper.
Client bathroom transformation: Mark and Martine’s home, view the whole case study here