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Choosing the Right Bath

Choosing the Right Bath

A bath is a bath isn’t it? It is just a large receptacle which you fill with water, get in and enjoy. How on earth, you might think, can there be such a concept as the ‘right’ bath. When your ancestors bathed in front of the fire in their tin tubs they were not concerned with the idea of getting the correct bathing equipment.

Yet bathrooms differ in size, shape and design. The type of bath you choose will be dependent on these factors. There is also the most important element which is your own taste. You may err towards the elegant in the shape of the roll top bath or you have a predilection for all things modern and want to bathe in something a bit more avant-garde.

Bathing in the smaller bathroom

If your bathroom is on the smaller size the instinct may be to fit a shower instead of a bath. It would seem logical as you already have your toilet and basin in there and space is at a premium. Adding a bath might give you the feeling that you get when you are squashed in a lift and a person of stature wants to squeeze inside.

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This need not be the case. You may be aware that there are transit hotels, inspired by Japanese design, with small rooms which feature en-suite bathrooms. These small wet rooms can feature baths that are not as big as your usual bath but they still allow you to lie back and relax.

Bathing in the ‘difficult’ bathroom

A ‘difficult’ bathroom refers to a wet room that has been placed in a space that gives the designer some challenges when it comes to fitting the good old tub.

For instance, you may want to fit a bathroom in the loft to provide an en-suite facility for the guest bedroom you have placed up there. This means that there may be sloping ceilings that will affect the way you can use the space.

There are low level baths that are perfect for the room where height is a factor. This means that you or your guests will not have to be a contortionist to get in and out of the bath.

Bathing in the large bathroom

You will still be faced with problems if you have a big bathroom. It can be difficult to decide where to place your bath in a considerable space. Do you place it in the centre of the room or do you want it to fit against a wall?

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Your answer to this question will determine the sort of bath you choose. If you want a showstopper bath to dazzle visitors then you should choose a freestanding bath that will sit centre stage with its bath taps glistening in the light.

However, you may not want a bath that seeks the limelight. If you place your tub against the wall and compartmentalise the area you can help to give some definition to the spaces in your room and your utilities will not look lost in your large bathroom.

A Handy Guide to Baths

A Handy Guide to Baths

If you watch any period drama on TV there will invariably be a scene of some poor soul sitting in a tin bath in front of the fire. This will then be contrasted with the lady from the big house lazing in her roll top bath with its shiny bath taps.Continue Reading

Inspiring Bathroom Ideas

Inspiring Bathroom Ideas

Isn’t it wonderful when you get the good old light bulb moment. It is fantastic when inspiration hits you and like Archimedes in his bath and you shout “Eureka!” We all know when we have hit on a good idea and here are a few notions to help you create an inspired bathroom.Continue Reading

Most Relaxing Song to Listen to in the Bath

Most Relaxing Song to Listen to in the Bath

Bubble bath and shower gel manufacturers Radox set out to find out the most relaxing tune in the history of music. Stress savvy boffins were given the task to find out which tune was best at helping us to relax.Continue Reading

A guide to resealing your bath

A guide to resealing your bath

Fearful DIYers out there may think that the best way to reseal your bath is to call the local plumber and get the old cheque book out. The bank account will be shorn of a few quid but the job will be done.Continue Reading

Essential Guide to Buying a Bath

Essential Guide to Buying a Bath

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 youContinue Reading

The Myths of Bathroom Design

The Myths of Bathroom Design

The mythological creature, the Griffin, had the body of a lion and the head and wings of an eagle. If you think about that in design terms then you will realise that it would not really work. There is no way such a creature could fly.Continue Reading

How to Create a Child Friendly Bathroom

How to Create a Child Friendly Bathroom

The bathroom can be a dangerous place. Every year hundreds of children are rushed to A&E because of an accident that has taken place in the bathroom.Continue Reading

Top Tips for Keeping your Bathroom Squeaky Clean

Top Tips for Keeping your Bathroom Squeaky Clean

Bathrooms will get dirty. Once you’ve washed the daily dirt from your body it’s got to go somewhere. It is true that some of it goes straight down the drain but the rest of it will remain on your bath and basin and you need to get rid of it.Continue Reading

Why Having a Bath is Good for Stress

Why Having a Bath is Good for Stress

After a bath we feel more relaxed. Why is this? What is it about having a bath that helps us to relax? The fact that you have taken time to look after yourself must be part of the reason. You have earmarked fifteen minutes or half an hour to sit back and look after yourself.Continue Reading

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