There are many things to think about when you redecorate a bathroom and one of the main things you'll need to focus on is the placement of the bath.
If you plan on repositioning your bath or moving it to a new location, it might not be as easy as you think! So here are 4 things to take into consideration.
1. Can you supersize your bath?
Perhaps one of the easiest things to do is to invest in a larger bath. Making it bigger, if space will allow, is a great way to alter the look of the room and to enhance your bathing experience. You also won’t need to worry about the plumbing as you’ll be keeping it in the same place but simply eliminating a little space in front or behind the bath.
Expert tip: If you feel you don't have enough room for a freestanding tub, why not go for a back to wall bath, like the Dulwich (pictured above)?
2. Is it near a plumbing connection?
If you don’t have a big budget to work with, you can save money on installation by keeping the plumbing connections exactly where they are.
The cost of a bathroom remodelling job shoots up dramatically when you have to change water connections. It’s the one thing you might not always consider when you’re choosing a placement for the bath.
Whilst this may restrict your bathroom planning somewhat, you could simply turn the bath by 90 degrees or fit a freestanding tub, keeping the tap end close to the existing pipework.
3. Keep plumbing away from external walls
If you can, try to avoid putting the bath next to an outside wall because, if the pipes are on the same wall, in the colder months they have an increased chance of bursting and freezing—which can be a very expensive problem to fix. Planning ahead and ensuring the plumbing is on or within interior walls will help prevent high repair costs.
A corner bath, like the Wharfe, can be ideal where there is little room to play with.
4. Invest in wet walls
If you are moving the bath to a new location, consider creating a wet wall. This is basically where all your plumbing will be and is waterproofed by adding a protective layer like tiles or a decorative shower wall panel. You can have several wet walls in your bathroom, but the fewer you have, the lower the costs will be. Plus, if any repairs are required, it should be easier to access.
Expert tip: Find out why waterproofing your bathroom could be beneficial in the long run.
Making the final decisions
The placement of your bath is extremely important and it’s something you should give great consideration to before you start your remodelling job. It will certainly depend upon the size of the room and how easily you can access the basin, toilet and other fixtures.
No matter where you choose to place your bath, ensure you get a professional and reliable plumber in to do the job.
Expert tip: Browse our customers’ bathrooms to see what styles are currently on-trend. They’ll help provide you with inspiration on where to place the bath in your own home.
Moving or repositioning your bath can open up a whole host of design possibilities in your bathroom, so why not browse our full and comprehensive range of baths? At Victoria Plum, you’ll discover the perfect tub for your needs, from multi-functional shower baths to luxurious freestanding models, all at incredibly low prices. Click on the image below to begin browsing.