The bathroom is the one room in your home that is sure to have a lock on the door. It is a place where you can unwind and relax after the stresses and strains of a hard working day. Soaking in a bubblicious bath is one way of easing those aching muscles and helping you to feel good.
In these style conscious times the look of the baths we want to bathe in is as important as the lotions and potions we put in to help us smell nice. Being in a beautiful bath in a well designed bathroom can bring down the heart rate and help us to calm down.
Take your time
A new bath is an important investment so you need to plan and think of the type of bath you want for your bathroom. Don’t just buy the first bath you see and think that will do. You have to plan your bathroom and ask yourself some questions first before you even start to look for your new bath.
Are you going to go for a contemporary or period feel for your room? How much space have you got to work with? What is your budget?
A bath, like a bed, is a practical and stylish household item so you have to consider how it will fit in to your room as well as how good it looks before you choose.
The freestanding option
A roll top bath with clawed feet certainly adds that bit of class to any bathroom. It will act as an exquisite focal point for anyone that enters the room. You will probably want to jump straight into it and have a good soak every time you enter the bathroom.
It radiates decadence and if you have a period style basin as well it will really fit in to an old style bathroom. To add to the effect why not have it standing out there on a black and white tiled floor.
Yet freestanding baths can be contemporary and modern as well. These tend to be organic, curve shaped baths that look more like pieces of sculpture than a good old tub.
The inset option
The inset bath is not an exhibitionist like its freestanding cousin but it can be just as eye-catching if you want it to be.
For instance, you could add a mirrored bath panel or clad it with stone or wood panelling to make it stand out. A mosaic of tiles on your bath panels to match your wall tiles can also be effective.
Whatever style you go for make sure you put that lock on the door and indulge yourself in your new bath as often as possible.