A freestanding bath is the ultimate in statement pieces for the bathroom – but is it a suitable solution for YOUR bathroom renovation?
While many freestanders are large, luxurious and the very essence of a sybaritic day spa, they also take a lot of floor space, can be quite deep and are usually more expensive than the drop-in bath. So first of all check, you have enough space for both the bath and a shelf or side table for a book, glass and essential oils. Also, consider whether this bath is to be used for young children? If it is, spare a thought for how much bending and lifting will be required to get the child in and out of the bath.
Now turn your thoughts to shape and weight. Freestanding baths come in a variety of materials – from acrylic right through to stone and timber – so make sure there is enough support beneath the bath to hold the weight of the bath you choose. Secondly, check out the shapes that are available – choose the style of a bath to suit the overall bathroom style.
A final consideration is the type of tapware you would prefer – basically there are two options – wall mount or floor standing. Again, the latter will require slightly more space.
Englefield invested in researching the New Zealand market to develop the freestanding bath most suited to our lifestyle and architecture. The Studio, a contemporary, seamless acrylic bath designed to fit the contours of the human body, encapsulates ‘bathing perfection’.
Two sizes – 1500mm and 1800mm lengths – ensure a greater variety of room sizes are catered for, while the slim rim technology and concealed adjustable legs deliver streamlined style whereby the elegant curves of the Studio are the main attraction!