Selecting a bath is a big decision in any bathroom renovation. There are many factors that will influence your choice of bath when designing your bathroom, including: how much space you have, what it looks like, what material it is made from and how comfortable it is to use.
Let’s take a closer look at some of these factors to help narrow down your decision:
Freestanding vs built-in
There are plenty of options to choose from, but ultimately you will be deciding between a freestanding bath, or a built-in model.
Whatever your choice, it’s important to be familiar with the existing plumbing set-out and the current bath waste position. Any changes to this configuration will affect your budget considerably.
We always recommend starting any bathroom design by creating a mood board that captures the overarching style you want to create. With this in mind, you should aim to match the bath to your basin or toilet suite to ensure that the style is consistent throughout the room. At Caroma, we have a wide range of baths to suit all budgets and styles across our collections, so you will be spoilt for choice.
Baths come in many different shapes, sizes and materials too. You will need to consider the pros and cons of each material and decide which if suitable for the bathroom you’re designing. Some steel baths are extraordinarily heavy and then when you add the weight of the water and people, this choice may become impractical in some bathrooms, especially on a second floor.
The most common materials you will find used to make baths these days are:
Baths are the ultimate way to relax and unwind at the end of each day, so you will need to choose wisely. The only way to really test a bath for comfort is to sit in it and try it for yourself! Don’t be embarrassed, we encourage you to visit one of our Caroma showrooms where our team will help you indulge in the right choice.