Single or Double Ended Bath - which one is right for you

Date Published: 17 November 2020

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.  But it's an item that's going to get a lot of use, and one that you won't be replacing too often, so you want to ensure that you get the perfect one. 

If you have the space (and budget), a freestanding bath can be a luxurious and showstopping feature in your bathroom.  But by far the most popular bath types in Irish homes are Single and Double Ended Straight Baths.

Before you settle on a bath, have a think about who's going to be using it, and how it's going to fit into not only your bathroom, but your lifestyle. 

 

Single Ended Bath

Kinsale Single Ended Bath

Kinsale Single Ended Bath

A single ended bath is a bath where both the taps and the plughole are situated at one end.  The other end of the bath will have a gentle slope – 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 Bath

Trim double ended bath

 

A double ended bath features slopes at both ends, and the taps, waste and overflow are in the centre or fitted to the wall.  Because it is symmetrical a double ended bath can also be an aesthetically pleasing addition to your bathroom.

 

But which one is right for you?

 

Don’t know which to pick?  Well the answer really lies in how you will be using your bath.

Person washing yorkshire terrier dog in the bath

Quick splash and dash?  Then maybe go for the single ended.  And as we mentioned earlier, if you're installing a shower over your bath, a single ended bath is a good choice.

If you’re looking to make your bathroom a relaxing sanctuary then maybe a double ended bath with space to stretch out and relax will be the right choice for you.

Also how tall are you?  A double ended bath will mean that you can lie down and enjoy your soak without your toes hitting off of the taps!

Mom washing childs hair in the bath More room for bubbles

And if you are bathing more than one child at a time a double ended bath can be a good choice as there's more space, and no one is stuck 'at the tap end'.

 

Ask the experts:

Installing a bath is a job that you don't want to have to do too often so it's important to choose the right bath for you.  Whether by phone or in store, our expert Sales Advisors are on hand to help you find the perfect one.  Contact us on 053 9383700.

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