Choosing the right Bath

Choosing the right Bath

The bath can often be the main focal point of a bathroom, but when it comes to buying a bath, we often settle for whatever fits in the space.  We sometimes forget that our baths are a bathroom investment that get a lot of use, and you’re not going to be replacing it too often! Here are some details about different bath options that may help you when making your decision.

Things to Consider

Before you settle on a bath, have a think about the following:

  • Who will be using it, and how often?
  • Where is your bath going?
  • How much space can you dedicate to your bath?
  • Do you have a specific budget?

Some of these questions, if not all of them, will make a difference when it comes to choosing the perfect bath for your home and lifestyle.

Freestanding Baths

Freestanding baths make for a luxurious and showstopping feature in any bathroom. A freestanding bath will allow you to use your space more creatively as they can be placed anywhere within your bathroom and are available in a wide variety of sizes and shapes. There is also a huge variety of tap options for these baths with freestanding and wall mounted taps available in a range of colours, styles, and finishes.

It is important to remember that freestanding baths can be costly and are best suited to large bathrooms. They also offer limited storage options as they do not have ledges. These baths are also less suited to showers due to their freestanding nature and their variety of shape and size. If you plan on adding a shower to your bath, we recommend a built-in option.

Single Ended Baths

Single ended baths are the most common type of bath in Irish homes. These baths feature taps and a plughole at one end, with a gentle slope at the opposite end – perfect for lying back and enjoying a relaxing soak. Most Irish homes don't have the space to have a separate shower and bath, so a single ended bath is a good choice if you need to install a shower over the bath.

Double Ended Baths

Double ended baths are sloped at both ends, with the taps, waste, and overflow situated in the centre of the bath or fitted to the wall. The symmetrical nature of these baths makes them an aesthetically pleasing addition to any bathroom. We recommend double ended baths to taller individuals so you can lie down without your toes hitting off of the taps, and also for bathing your children all at once because no one gets stuck 'at the tap end'!

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