As much as a freestanding bath has an aura of vintage style, it does come in a number of designs particularly suited to the modern home. Definitely, this makes the free standing tub one of the most versatile tubs in terms of fitting into different themes and bathroom styles.
What this means is that you can easily transform the theme of your bathing space, while still having a freestanding tub within it. This is probably something that you might not pull off with any other type of bathtub design. Moreover, you would also have a much harder task renovating your bathing space with other tub models, such as the in-built tub. The relatively mobile freestanding model definitely won’t pose such a challenge.
On the issue of renovating, if you intend to get rid of you tub, it would be far better to consider the option of reselling your old fixture, rather than simply disposing of it, as recommended by the Liverpool City Council.
Freestanding Tubs Are Not Made To Fit Into Corners
It’s quite likely that every other tub you find is placed at some corner of the bathing space or along a wall. This somehow makes the tub as inconspicuous as possible while also concealing plumbing features. Such a set up would be quite great for several tub designs. In fact, they would look very attractive and appealing in those setups.
However, the free standing tub is surely not meant to be kept hidden or out of sight. This is a design that works best when kept in a more central position within the bathing space. If you can’t really put it out centre, you can at least avoid placing it right up against the wall. Let the curves of the tub stand out by keeping only the plumbing part against the wall and placing it in a position that faces into the room. If you don’t do this, you would basically waste the value of its design and turn it to nothing more than a back-to-wall tub.
Installing The Tub: Designing A Bathroom Layout On 2D Can Be Very Deceitful
Have you ever had the experience of being totally disappointed with your bathroom layout even after you prepared an accurate layout of the floor plan? Perhaps, you measured every part of the room and determined exactly how each and every component would fit in. But then, when you went ahead to install everything, you realized that it didn’t look like what you actually had in mind.
Basically, the problem with designing in 2D is simply because you miss out the third dimension of height and how this aspect would work out in real life for everyone using the room. It’s very easy for a small room to end up looking all cramped up in real life, even if it might seem spacious on a 2D design layout. This is because various fixtures might take up so much height in the room, leaving little space for movement.
Even a large and spacious room can easily lose its lustre if you don’t properly coordinate the heights of various components. For instance, if you install all fixtures in the room with the same height, you would end up with a rather monotonous look. Hence, you can try to fit in fixtures that possess different variations of heights.