A Realistic Look at the Advantages and Disadvantages of Freestanding Baths

posted by Chris Valentine


If you’re planning to install a bath in your bathroom, then we should congratulate you – nothing compares to that hot, relaxing soak at the end of the day to soothe your body and your mind. In fact, the bath in the bathroom is not just a great way to get clean and to relax, it’s also a great way to increase the value of your home and to upgrade your lifestyle. There are, however, many kinds of baths out there, and each has its benefits and its drawbacks. So how should you choose? If you’re planning to improve the quality of your home, then this one’s for you. Here’s a realistic look at the advantages and disadvantages of freestanding baths.

The traditional bath

The traditional bath is still popular – mostly because it serves the traditional purpose of taking a bath, but more importantly, because people are often limited by space in the bathroom. There’s no doubt, however, that those who don’t have those space limitations should consider the freestanding bath – for many reasons. To put it bluntly, having a freestanding bath is taking the bathing experience to a whole other level.

The freestanding bath

The freestanding bath is a distinct kind of bath. It is a bath that stands out, quite literally and figuratively. Not only do they make a wonderful design statement (in both classical and modern bathrooms), they also allow the bather to experience luxury that simply can’t be equaled by the traditional version. To understand this better, we need to look at both the disadvantages and the advantages of the freestanding bath.

Some disadvantages

Here are some of the disadvantages:

  • Requires more space
  • May require plumbing adjustments
  • May be more expensive to install

The advantages

Here’s why people love freestanding baths so much:

  • They are the centre of attention and liven up any bathroom with incredible luxury
  • They allow the user a greater bathing experience, with a feeling of space and comfort
  • They come in various styles, from classic to modern, to fit basically anywhere
  • They significantly increase the value of a home

There are many good reasons why the freestanding bath is becoming more and more popular – the bathing experience is much better (for many reasons), and the value that it adds to the home should never be underestimated. However, it goes much further than that; it’s a matter of lifestyle, and it’s a matter of reminding you that you deserve the best experience that a simple bath can offer. It’s about being able to relax with a 360 degree view. It’s about making the most of it. It’s about understanding what you’re worth, and what you deserve.

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