We look forward to 2023 and beyond with these 4 freestanding bath ideas, including some new arrivals to the Victoria Plum range.
There’s a reason why the bathroom isn’t called the “toilet room” or the “basin room”. It’s because the humble bath has been the main focus of this most functional of spaces for many a year. So, it’s hardly surprising we often take such a long time choosing the perfect model for our needs.
In recent times, one of the biggest bathroom design trends has seen a switch from regular straight baths to freestanding tubs, and it isn’t difficult to see why. Freestanding baths offer a sense of luxury and indulgence—the perfect place in which to lie back, relax and let the stresses and strains of modern life wash over you.
Whilst the past few years certainly won’t go down as the greatest in human history, we aim to help you wash away the traces of these anni horribiles with these 4 refreshing freestanding bath ideas for 2023 and beyond. After reading this, we guarantee you’ll feel much more relaxed!
1. Back to wall modernity
With the average UK bathroom floor plan not much larger than 2 king size mattresses laid side by side, space is at a real premium in modern homes.
Freestanding baths often require a large amount of space, so they can stand alone, away from walls and other fixtures, like toilets, basins and furniture. For those who have a small bathroom, yet still want all the style and all the luxury of a freestanding tub, bathroom designers needed to think a little differently.
And so, the back to wall freestanding bath was born…
The Adler back to wall bath (pictured above) from Mode Bathrooms, is the perfect compromise when it comes to fitting a freestanding bath in a small space.
At 1700 x 780, it is the exact length of a standard sized straight bath, although slightly wider for extra comfort, complete with sleek rounded corners. For easier installation, your taps can be deck mounted and it comes with an integrated waste and overflow, so no need to buy these separately.
If you like this contemporary style, you’ll love the Cooper back to wall freestanding bath (pictured below), also from Mode Bathrooms.
Intrigued by the idea of a back to wall freestanding bath but prefer a more traditional style? Keep reading…
2. Slipper style
Slipper baths have been around for donkey’s years, and if you want to know what they are, we’ve written a whole blog post about them. So, why not complement a traditional or vintage style bathroom with your very own classic tub?
Another new addition to our range, this Art Deco-inspired beauty is double ended, meaning the taps are situated towards the middle. This provides plenty of room for 2, should you dare to share with your partner! The thin roll top edge and matching skirt bring additional detailing to this exquisite tub.
Why not choose a freestanding or wall mounted taps, like those from the beautiful Beaumont range, for a flowing style, and create a luxurious Art Deco style space?
If you have no intention of sharing your precious bath, the Traditional single ended slipper bath from The Bath Co. (pictured below), may be more your thing.
For a modern take on the traditional slipper bath, why not consider the Hardy slipper bath from Mode Bathrooms (pictured below)?
3. Classic charm
Traditional roll top baths are incredibly popular, not least for their intricate detail and attention to detail. The classic roll top bath usually features “ball and claw” feet, which raise the whole tub off the floor, giving a truly regal impression.
Whilst the original roll top tubs were made of quite heavy and often brittle materials, like enamel, these days, modern hardwearing materials are preferred, such as acrylic.
The traditional double ended roll top bath, from The Bath Co. (pictured above), is a great choice, especially if you are working to a tight budget. Available in 2 sizes, 1500mm x 800mm and 1750mm x 800mm, you can still achieve the look no matter how big or small your bathroom may be. Taps can be deck mounted, giving you a broad range of options, whilst the chrome ball and claw feet add sparkle to your décor.
Fancy mixing things up a little? Why not choose a coloured bath, like the beautiful Dalston province blue back to wall freestanding tub from The Bath Co. (pictured below). Renowned property expert and TV presenter Sarah Beeny chose a similar bath from The Bath Co. range for her recent home renovation series Sarah Beeny’s New Life in the Country. You can find out more about Sarah Beeny’s favourite bathroom products in our exclusive interview.
4. Contemporary curves
If you like your bath to have curves in all the right places, you certainly won’t be disappointed with our new offering.
The Elsdon freestanding bath from Orchard Bathrooms (pictured below) features gorgeous curved sides and a smooth top, for graceful entry and exit every time you use it. Whilst the outer layer may appear thin for added minimalist styling, it conceals a hard-wearing fibreglass reinforced construction that is built to last.
Meanwhile, the beautiful Harrison freestanding bath (pictured below), also from Mode Bathrooms, remains a very popular style. The simple oval shape, clean lines and effortless contemporary style are just some of the reasons why it continues to be a bestseller. Simply add a sleek freestanding bath and you’re set to go!
Why not take a peek at how Victoria Plum customer Laura recreated this stunning look in her own home?
Whatever type of bath you’re looking for, you’ll discover one of the widest selections around at Victoria Plum. Browse our freestanding baths, straight baths, back to wall baths and more by clicking on the banner below.