So you’ve taken the plunge (so to speak) and have chosen a freestanding bath but it can often seem like a step into the unknown. Whilst a lot of freestanding baths on the market today will use a lot of space within a bathroom, there are significant amounts of options that are designed for smaller bathroom spaces.
The benefit of a freestanding bath is adaptability they can lend themselves to whatever particular design aesthetic of the bathroom they’re placed in. A Victorian bathroom design that uses roll top baths can look fabulous when the bath is placed in the centre of a room. Likewise if you’re planning a simple yet contemporary designed bathroom, pick a freestanding bath with smooth curves and a pure finish. The important thing to consider is space around the bath and then to choose the right coordinating bath taps.
Freestanding bath taps offer both style and functionality to a conventional bathroom. A growing amount of homeowners are opting to invest in freestanding baths for both modern and traditional bathrooms, as they provide the user with a truly lavish and relaxing bathroom experience. A freestanding bath tap is a perfect choice to accompany a freestanding bathtub as they give off a certain an air of luxury, not often found with deck-mounted taps. Wall mounted bath fillers can be a nice option if you push your bath against a wall, however to get the full advantage of a luxury freestanding bath allowing space around the bath is highly advisable and allows your bath and freestanding taps to become a show stopping bathroom centerpiece.
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Over the last 10 years, with the popularity of TV programs like DIY SOS, Double your house for half the money and Kirstie's Homemade Home the trend for old-fashioned bathrooms has seen a real upsurge. Traditionally using salvaged bathroom furniture was the only way to accomplish this look with designers seen pulling old slipper baths from skips, but thankfully manufacturers are keeping up with demand with skillfully crafted traditional bathroom products. But when you think about it, the design and décor of a traditional bathroom can be rather complex, as there are a great deal of factors to consider when creating a plan of what you wish to do with the space that you have available to you.
The two most important features of a Traditional style bathroom are the bath and the towel rail. A freestanding roll-top or slipper bath can be the centerpiece attraction of a well-designed bathroom, and providing you stay safe any roll-top or slipper bath will be suitable. However you need to give careful attention to the towel rail that you choose for your bathroom. Although they may seem like a relatively obvious addition, they add that much needed touch of style as well as providing you with that much needed touch of warmth through the winter months. One style of radiator that looks great no matter what the rest of the room looks like is the classic Victorian radiator.
Any interior designer will tell you that the success of a design often lies in the details, so make sure that your details look as good as the rest of your home and choose something you can be proud of. Victorian radiators immediately make a room feel cosy. Not only will a Victorian style radiator fit better with your period features, it will help to complement and enhance them, making your entire home feel more complete and cosier. Perfect.
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