There are many reasons why the freestanding bath is gaining in popularity; the fact that it allows the user the feeling of space is just one of them. The freestanding bath also brings a great deal of elegance to the bathroom, increasing not only the experience of chic bathing, but also the value of the home (in real monetary terms). If you’ve decided to go for a freestanding bath, you’ve made a great decision.
However, you need to be careful when selecting the tub that fits best with you and your household – there are some things to think about. Getting a freestanding bath? Here are the essential considerations when you are choosing a freestanding bath: what you need to know.
Checking your space
Your space is important for several reasons. First of all, you need to have space enough in your bathroom to install the bath itself, plus room to manoeuvre around it. Secondly, you’ll want to make sure your tub is big enough to fit your largest family member. Thirdly, you don’t want to interfere with storage space and doors that open and close, and fourthly – equally important – you want to make sure the tub fits through the doors or windows when you bring it into the bathroom to install.
Checking your plumbing
It’s best to draw an architectural plan of the plumbing before you install the bath; have an expert check out the existing plumbing first so you can estimate the possible costs.
Checking your flooring
A freestanding bath can weigh a lot more than an ordinary tub, depending on the materials you choose. Hence, it’s important you check the condition of your flooring, and make sure that the floor will actually support the weight of the tub (plus water, plus body). If you’re not sure, be prepared for some reinforcement.
Choose your style
There are many models, colours, curves, and shapes to choose from. Select the one that fits your lifestyle best. Although aesthetics are a personal thing, it’s wise to go for the classical design unless you want to make a grand statement.
Choosing your colour
Black and white are always in. Although there are, of course, many other colours available.
Remember that when you install a freestanding bath, you are (in essence) making a bold statement that will change the way you live – the freestanding bath is, and will always be, an item of luxury that is guaranteed to uplift your quality of living in more ways than one. Your freestanding bath is sure to be the focal point of your bathroom, so make it stand out. And don’t forget to enjoy it!
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