No one can resist a soak in a warm, relaxing bathtub. Whether it’s to relax at the end of a busy day or to cleanse after a tough workout, the bath is our space for solitude, giving us the chance to unwind and take our thoughts to a gentler pace. There is no surprise, therefore, that the design of a bathtub is so important when looking at modernizing the bathroom. Designers have jumped on this, bringing their ingenuity and flare to produce a startling range of shapes and sizes.
The first decision to make when choosing a bathtub is the type of bath you require. A room with historical flare may benefit from a freestanding ‘roll-top’ tub whilst a contemporary room will look best with either a standard or corner bath, unless you opt for one of the futuristic style freestanding units in a cubist style.Another thing to consider is the material of the bath. Designers such as Kaldewei specialize in steel enamel, which is both strong, and have great stability. However, more common materials include fiberglass, porcelain and ceramic.