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Straight bath buying guide

Posted by Adam Chard in Buying guides | 8 years ago 3 min read

The straight bath is one of the most versatile and popular choices for modern bathrooms, offering a stylish, comfortable, yet cost-effective option.

There are many styles and designs to choose from within this range too, so you can still create a luxurious bathroom even with limited space. This guide has been designed to introduce you to the range of straight baths at so you can decide what would work for your bathroom.

Styles of straight bath

The straight bath fits neatly into most bathrooms, and is the style you’re likely to find more than any other. The overall footprint of the bath gives it its name, as the outside edges form a straight rectangle. The interior shape can be very different, however, and your choice of taps can have a big impact on the overall look.

Single ended

This is one of the most popular styles of bath, and features a set of taps at one end in a conventional set-up, with a slope to lie back at the other.

Kensington single ended bath

Our Kensington bath is a great example of a modern, single-ended tub

Double ended

This style features the taps in the middle of the bath, so both ends are free for relaxing against, creating a slightly more luxurious look.

There are also options for contemporary or traditional looks, so you can easily create a classic period bathroom, or an ultra-modern retreat.

Islington double ended bath

Fed up with life at the tap end? Our Islington double ended bath is just the job


While the outside of a straight bath usually has a standard shape, the interior can come in many different designs, making it ideal if you are looking for built in baths that fit with your bathroom decor.

For a softer look, you could choose a rounded interior shape such as the Richmond bath, or the double ended Islington bath, giving you a luxurious and comfortable place to relax and unwind.

The Kensington single ended bath provides a more sleek and angular shape with straight sides, perfect for a minimalist, contemporary bathroom.

The Camberley bath is ideal for a more traditional bathroom, with an octagonal shape and decorative ridge around the top, perfect for matching with a traditional bath tap.

Camberley single ended bath

The shape of the Camberley bath lends itself well to more traditional styles


The exterior of a straight bath might be a standard shape, but they do come in a range of sizes. This makes it easier to find the one to fit your bathroom, whether you have limited space, or want to create a really luxurious experience.

The straight baths at start at 1500mm in length and go up to 1800mm, so you can find the one that perfectly fits your requirements. A longer bath can be more comfortable for taller members or the family, but obviously it will also take more water and energy to fill.

Cayman D shaped right handed single ended bath 1700 x 750

With its curved end, the Cayman adds a design twist to the traditional straight bath and is available in single and double ended versions


Bath panels

Most straight baths require bath panels to give them a sleek, seamless finish, and hide unsightly pipework and support structures. There are many finishes to choose from with bath panels too, so you can create a matching theme with other pieces of bathroom furniture with the same finish. Check the full specifications of your chosen bath carefully, as bath panels aren’t usually included.

Drift Walnut wooden bath front panel 1700mm

With our Drift Walnut panels, your bath will blend seamlessly with your furniture

Bath taps

Your choice of taps can really affect the finished look of your bath, and can easily add a feeling of style or luxury.

If you want a traditional look, you could go for the classic separate hot and cold pillar taps, or mixer tap with a handheld shower attachment such as the Coniston bath mixer.

Wye waterfall bath mixer tap

For a sleek and contemporary look, a waterfall bath mixer such as the Wye is an ideal choice

Author, Adam Chard

Posted by Adam Chard in Buying guides | 8 years ago

A born & raised West Countryman, now living on the Yorkshire Coast, for over 10 years Adam has been bringing home interior ideas to life at Victoria Plum. Adam’s favourite interior styles have been shaped by both urban and natural influences.

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