Nothing beats a long warm bath to end the day. It’s your time to relax and relieve stress in the comfort of your home. If you are looking to renovate your bathroom, you may want to invest in a freestanding bathtub for the ultimate bath experience. While you have the option to have a built-in tub, there are various benefits that you can get from freestanding baths that will make you want to choose them.
Make the bathroom look more luxurious
One of the top reasons why owners go for a freestanding bathtub is because it gives an instant facelift to the bathroom. It’s the only piece that you need to turn your ordinary space into a magnificent spa-like area. It can serve as the focal point of your bathroom. Moreover, this bathtub can make the area more inviting, and it will inspire you to keep it looking at its best.
Easier to clean
Built-in bathtubs are confined in corners, making them challenging to clean. It is difficult to reach those parts that are next to the corners, which will not be an issue with a freestanding one unless of course, you choose to have it installed in a corner. If you do not place it in a corner, it will be quicker and more convenient to clean since you can move around on all sides. Plus, some bathtubs are made from materials that are even easier to clean than others, especially the non-porous ones.
Better heat retention
As mentioned, these bathtubs can be made from different materials and some of them have better heat retention properties like copper, brass, soapstone, cast polymers, acrylic and enamelled cast iron. Since heat is not easily lost, you can enjoy a longer time soaking in warm water. To make the experience even better, light some candles, put essential oil in your diffuser and play relaxing music. You will feel relaxed and rejuvenated without having to go to a spa.
You need to hire someone to install a built-in bathtub, which can take time. You also have to hire a plumber to do the plumbing work. It’s also inconvenient because you can’t use the bathroom while the bathtub is being installed. Since a freestanding bath is pre-built, the only thing you need to do is let a plumber work on the plumbing so it will have water supply and a drain system. It will not take a lot of time, so it will be ready to use within a short period.
Not confined in corners
You have more freedom to place it in the area that you want. It does not require the support of the walls so you can put it anywhere you want, as long as it fits the space and the plumbing system allows it.
If you decide to invest in a freestanding bathtub, make sure that you consider your space and the material. Other factors to take into consideration are the sturdiness of the floor where it will be installed and the price.
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