So, you have quite a large bathroom (by “large” here we don’t mean “you-live-in-a-princess-castle-bath”, just spacious enough). Why not make it beautiful and elegant instead of ordinary and dull? The best way to level it up is a standalone bath tub. Pure elegance, neat and smooth lines, all kind of styles, starting from vintage up to some futuristic concept… Freestanding bathtubs are really amazing.
They come in all shapes and sizes. Love spending romantic evenings with your beloved one? Try one of the 2 person oval bath tub. Don’t have a really spacious bathroom, but still wand to give it a stylish look? Go Japanese – choose an upright deep soaking tub which saves spaces and where you more sit than lie. Lots of them aren’t just smooth inside; they have in-built “seats” for the most comfortable relaxing position.
For the party-type guys there are larger free standing Jacuzzis with whirlpools – though it will cost you a bundle to make special electrical add-ons. But that is really worth it: standalone bathtubs with jets are a great option for the beat relaxation.
Of course, there are standalone bathtubs with shower. You can also choose a shower type, which can either be with a hose, or a standing one.
What else is so great about stand-alone bathtubs? They are made from a range variety of materials. Fiberglass is the cheapest one of course – it allows the tub to be of any shape or color, it is light, but it doesn’t last for ages. A little bit more expensive is a whole acrylic one. Long-lasting smooth white surface won’t be destroyed in several years, so the look will remain luxury for a long time.
The life-lasting option is, of course, cast iron or steel. Mostly the vintage bathtubs are made of such materials – and, of course, they look great. The problem is it can be too heavy, so sometimes it’s just not possible to place them, for example, on the wooden floor. You don’t want to find yourself in the middle of your neighbors from downstairs bathroom, do you?
So these were all about pros. Now, why doesn’t everyone trust to buy a freestanding tub, if they are so great? First and most important is space, but still even those who have a large bathroom sometimes choose not to go wild about the standalone option. The reason usually is that they are afraid of difficult plumbing, which, on the first glance, is far not as easy, as in the ordinary bathtub case. But to tell you the truth, there is no real difference. Yes, you will pay a little bit more for the longer pipes, which have to go under the floor, but mostly that’s it. With all the pros given – is that really a problem? Remember what are you winning and go ahead!