Specialists in the design and manufacture of classic British-made bathroom products, Imperial Bathrooms, reveal that no matter how big or small your bathroom is, incorporating a statement freestanding bath tub holds the key to creating a space where you can bathe in luxury.
The cornerstone of any classic scheme, a freestanding bath not only adds grandeur, it also elevates your bathroom to new heights by giving a hard-to-emulate interior style that you’d find in any 5* boutique hotel or luxury spa.
In fact, stand-alone bath tubs are now in high demand with the past year encouraging more qualitative home environments, and this has placed huge focus on the bathroom as the space to relax and unwind. James Stevenson, Creative Director at Imperial Bathrooms, says, “A freestanding bath is inevitably the star of any bathroom space, able to command attention and undeniably enhance your quality of life. Creating a sanctuary to take time out of your day for some much-needed pampering, this style of tub promises to deliver a statement focal point that will define your décor and instantly exude luxury.”
Imperial Bathrooms comprehensive Bath Collection includes a series of authentically styled bath tubs, which are available in a range of different styles, finishes and configurations. Bathe by type and consider either a Slipper bath, Double-ended,Freestanding or Built-in design or if you’d prefer to bathe by material, choose between a Cast Iron or Composite model.
How can you transform your bathroom if using a freestanding bath tub as your central design feature? Imperial Bathrooms provide 3 Top Tips below to get you inspired:
1, Make it a double – If the dimensions of your bathroom setting allow, then choose a double-ended bath that you can place in the centre of your scheme for that all important wow-factor. The symmetry of the design will not only bring pleasing visual balance and a soothing sense of harmony to the space, it will also enable a classic piece to be seen and admired from all sides, and enjoy the attention it deserves. Added to that, a spacious double-ended tub with centrally located taps can comfortably accommodate two people, or simply offer an extra-luxe bathing experience for one.
2, Material gains – When you’re selecting your bath, don’t forget to consider the material that it’s made from as they all have different advantages. If there’s nothing you love more than a long, luxurious soak, then a classic cast-iron bath is the perfect choice as the material warms up quickly and can retain heat for extended periods of time. Alternatively, Imperial Bathrooms suggest a lighter composite material might prove to be the more practical option.
3, Add your signature style – With personalisation being a hot current trend, why not express yourself when it comes to the colour and adornment of your bath tub to really make it unique? Depending on your selection, the base of your bath can rest on either a plinth, ball feet, or metallic Swan or Lion Feet, and the Imperial Bathrooms Bentley bath can even be designed to stand a contemporary cradle for a modern twist. For added impact, the company also offers a bath painting service complete with 170 RAL colours to choose from. So why not coordinate your new stand-alone bath with your wall colour, or bring in some contrasting tones for a bolder, more dramatic look.
*All baths shown with Edwardian Bath Shower Mixer in Chrome with White & Chrome Shower Arm and White Cross Handles (XG61305100N) and Floor-Mounted Chrome Stand-Pipe Kit (XT68107100)
• Left: Lady Margaret Double-Ended Bath, from solid surface composite material, with built-in overflow and chrome pop-up waste and trap, H540 x W1800 x D820mm (XN10100410)
• Top Right: Marriott Double-Ended Bath, painted in black and white with co-ordinated plinth, H585 x W1700 x D780mm (ZC1000029S)
• Bottom Right: Bentley Double-Ended Bath, from cast iron with Chrome Imperial Feet, H585 x W1700 x D780mm (ZC1000003S)