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3 Freestanding Bath Ideas For Your Bathroom

Sometimes, creating the perfect bathroom means tapping into that sense of extra luxe design, and a freestanding bath certainly can help create that feeling. Comfortable, convenient, and lavish, they conjure images of the famous and glamorous, relaxing in a most indulgent way with some bubbly in a tub full of bubbles.

To that end, you might want to make good use of a freestanding bath to give your own bathroom that luxe appeal, but what type should you choose and how should you use it? Here are a few tips to help you get started. At Bathshack, we have a wide range of freestanding baths to suit your needs.

Freestanding doesn’t have to mean away from the wall

If you’re concerned that you don’t have the floor space to have a freestanding bath in the middle of the room, you don’t necessarily need to. Given how much space these baths can take, you can still give a smaller bathroom all the style and decadence it needs with a freestanding bath next to the wall, which can also be used for showers. You can make good use of the vertical space offered by the wall for storage shelves, too.

The minimalist approach

If you want your bath to look super sleek and modern, then you might want to think about how to have the tub maintain a minimalist design. There are tubs that come with sleek chrome feet without any feet or legs, for instance, just a perfect, single shape standing freely on its own. You can go even further and have your tap standing freely from the bath, making it feel even more modern. To go

Room for two?

If you’re part of a couple and you’re looking to share your bathtimes, then you might want to consider the double-ended bath, designed specifically to make it easy for two to bathe together, or even for those who want the freedom to lie along either side when they’re bathing solo.

What shape freestanding bath is most comfortable?

There are plenty of different shapes of freestanding bath, and knowing which ones appeal best can make it much easier to find the perfect model for your bathroom. Here, we’re going to look at a few shapes and how people tend to find them in terms of comfort:



  • The slipper bath: A traditional and popular shape, aside from having a very recognisable silhouette, the slipper bath is considered amongst the most comfortable and ergonomic, too.
  • The round tub: A very visually striking bath, these perfectly circular tubs don’t take up as much space, but do offer less room to stretch out in as well.
  • The square bath: Easy to stretch out in and with plenty of room, but not often recommended for those who might have mobility issues and could have trouble climbing out.
  • The oval tub: The rounded ends of these baths and their longer shape offer a comfortable place to lounge.


These are just some examples, and it’s worth looking up other models to see how they suit your sense of style and comfort.

What is the best material for a freestanding bath?


  • Acrylic: Amongst the lightest bath designs, which tends to make them easier to move and install. They’re non-porous and durable, but they can warp over time, leading to small but fixable bumps or wrinkles at the bottom of the bath.
  • Cast iron: This is amongst the strongest but also the heaviest materials available, requiring a reinforced floor surface to support them. These baths are covered in enamel, so they’re still scratch-proof, comfortable, and easy to clean.
  • Stone: There are different types of stone that can be used in the creation of a freestanding bath, each of them bringing that natural visual appeal, not to mention being easy to maintain and clean. There are also faux stone options that mimic the look and general qualities of stone.
  • Stainless steel: A more modern choice of material that’s lighter than cast iron, and can be coated with enamel. Often used for more contemporary designs where a curved, smooth shape is desired.


How do I choose a freestanding bath?

Choosing a freestanding bath can be tough, there’s no doubt about that. At Bathshack, we offer a selection of freestanding baths that can help you whittle down your options to find the perfect one for you. It’s best to think, first and foremost, about how much room you’re able to reserve for the bath, then consider the comfort of different shapes and their utility to you, with materials being your third consideration.

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