When it comes to choosing a new bath, most people will instantly think of those timeless freestanding beauties that look so glamorous in magazines and on the TV; while others will picture more everyday modern bathtubs. But have you considered opting for a corner bath instead? As I can almost sense the blank faces staring at those words, I’ll be using this blog as an opportunity to give you the low down on what they are and why they might be ideal for you.
So what exactly is a corner bath anyway?
Corner baths are baths which are placed in the corner of a room….but seriously there’s a bit more to them than that! There are numerous benefits to installing one in your bathroom which we’ll come to later, but the main thing you need to know is that these items are designed to allow you to create a stylish looking setting without losing too much space.
Their compact nature makes them a perfect choice for smaller bathrooms, and they are actually quite spacious inside so you won’t be bathing in any discomfort. They are also a good option if you’re planning to build on a budget as they aren’t too expensive when compared to other products. They will normally be manufactured from a durable acrylic and will last for a long time.
Now it’s fair to say that these corner baths used to be seen as a bit tacky, however times have changed and just like we discovered in our bidet revival blog, they are back in vogue due to the sleek, modern designs that are now being produced.
What styles are available?
There a quite a few different types on the market, and you’re sure to find something that suits what you’re looking for. There are both contemporary and traditional offerings out there, so you don’t need to worry about the bath looking out of place. The modern examples feature stylish, simplistic designs while the more traditional ones come with classic additions such as ball and claw feet to really complete the look.
You can also buy single and double ended versions, depending on your preference and your requirements. Many designs come in left and right hand options too, so you can find exactly the corner bath you need if you have a particular place where it needs to be installed.
Is a corner bath the right choice for me?
Whether or not one of these baths is right for you depends on what you want from your bathroom. If your bathroom is quite small but you want the luxury of having a bathtub, then they are a great choice. They are perfectly fine for larger settings too, especially if you want to create the illusion of having a much bigger room as they won’t take up as much space as a freestanding bath.
They are also ideal for awkwardly shaped bathrooms as their shape is very practical when it comes to getting around issues such as this which might otherwise cause a hassle if you try to install a regular bath.
In short, corner baths offer a stylish, functional alternative to more conventional items, and we’re beginning to see an increase in the number of houses that feature them. So, if you’re looking for an upgrade that has a unique mix of style and practicality, this could be your answer!
Why not take a look at our range of corner baths. You’ll find a great selection of styles from top brands such as Clearwater and Trojan, with options including left and right handed and single or double ended baths, so discovering the perfect upgrade for your bathroom is easy.
Rob, Victorian Plumbing