Modern baths come in three basic types. Built-in baths are great for tight spaces, like where a bath tub is cut into wallspace with tiles coming right down over the edge. Built-in bath tubs with a lip around the edges are perfect for shower-over-bath arrangements. Drop-in baths look superb set into a tiled platform, for example, with space around for candles, books, towels (or lots and lots of bath toys!). Freestanding baths are the ultimate modern design expression and look great with the latest styles of freestanding bath taps. Clawfoot baths are the original expression of a freestanding bath. Whatever kind of bath you're looking to buy on the Gold Coast, WHO has got the designer-brand quality you're looking for, at wholesale prices DIRECT from WHO's own bathroom warehouses, backed by the famous WHO extended lifetime guarantee.
Buying a bath for your bathroom
For centuries, baths have been an implication of luxury. In ancient times, royals used to soak themselves in plunge pools in the private chambers of their palaces. Even today bathtubs uphold their association with luxury because they have the capability to transform the bathroom from a place where you clean yourself to an odyssey of rejuvenation
Baths have become the statement pieces in your bathroom renovation. Now, it’s time to choose a bathtub for your renovation. The good news is that we are here to help. WHO Bathroom Warehouse is the one-stop online destination for quality and mesmerizing baths. We have a wide range of styles, including freestanding, built-in, drop-in bathtubs to suit your bathroom renovation style.
We make sure that we provide you with the best options even if you have limited space. Whether you want a classic bath or a modern design, we have it all to cater to your diverse needs. Make your bathroom a personal sanctuary of calmness with our luxurious range.
Real estate agents work with homeowners extensively, so they claim to understand their behaviour well enough to predict trends in buying patterns. Most realtors say that buyers want bathtubs but they don’t necessarily need them. In this fast-paced world, people are too busy and are constantly pressed for time, so very rarely do they have the luxury of soaking in a bathtub and unwinding. However, the bathtub conundrum is similar to that of the dining room, which essentially gets used only a few times a year for special occasions, but is still something homes cannot do without. Similarly, having a bath in your master bathroom serves as a vital daily oasis for respite and relaxation. Traditionally, bathtubs were always installed in the hall bathroom for children to use, and the master bath was outfitted with a shower only. But over time, master bathrooms got bigger, and baths got architecturally fancier. Eventually high-end homeowners began to expect to see free-standing luxury tubs in master suites.
Therefore, free-standing baths and walk-in rain showers, handheld fixtures and numerous jet sprays are becoming master bathroom must-haves these days.
There are numerous types of baths out there, and you can pick one based on your preferences and space availability in your bathroom.
Standalone baths, also known as freestanding baths are the ultimate style statement for your bathroom – they are the fireplace of the bathroom — they are the centrepiece, the focal point of the bathroom. The crisp clean exterior and the super smooth interior boast a sense of simplicity and elegance.
Freestanding baths are completely disconnected from surrounding walls, surfaces and adjacent support structures.However, in the majority of cases, they must be accommodated with a 360-degree clearance, and thus require a fairly spacious bathroom.
The main challenge associated with integrating a freestanding tub is identifying exactly what to do with the exposed plumbing. One of the most common approaches in contemporary bathrooms is to purchase speciality faucets and fixtures that add to the aesthetics of the bathroom’s interiors, thereby celebrate them rather than trying to conceal them.
Sometimes referred to as under-mount or deck-mounted bathtubs, drop-in tubs sit within a built-up structure or platform. Providing plenty of design flexibility, like free-standing tubs, drop-in bathtubs can be installed in the middle of a room and do not require the three-walled enclosures that surround alcoves. As a result, depending on your design specifications, drop-in bathtubs can require more floor space than alcoves.
Where there is insufficient space for a freestanding bath, and where there is a separate wet-room area or shower recess, a drop-in bath can add a spa-like touch of luxury. Although not quite the design statement as free-standing baths, built-ins can be luxurious with the spacious surround, fully equipped with wine, candles, loofahs and whatever a bathing heart might desire.
Baths create a sense of privacy and offer you a tranquil escape from the daily bustle, thus warrant very careful selection. Here are some pointers to keep in mind when deciding to get a bathtub for your bathroom:
-Once you decide to get a free-standing bath, allow enough space between the bath and bathroom walls for easy cleaning. If you're unsure whether there is really enough room in your bathroom for a freestanding bath, opt for a different bath design, despite how important bathroom design trends might be to you, because at the end of the day, the overall functionality of the bathroom is key.
-In the case of a drop-in bath, be mindful that it may not be suitable for shower-over-the-bath situations. This is because the edges of a drop-in bath are either rounded over or more-or-less horizontal all the way to the edges for a smooth finish. Also, keep in mind that drop-in baths are not designed for use with glass bath/shower screens.
-Most importantly, ensure you have proper waterproofing in your bathroom because inadequate waterproofing around the bathtubs can lead to structural water penetration causing a hefty hole in your pockets. To be on the safe side, try not to DIY your bathroom renovations – instead, have the bathroom renovations carried out by a suitably qualified and reputable tradesperson.
Do you love the exposed curves of a freestanding tub or would you prefer the space-saving design of a built-in?
Still not sure what is right for you? Get in touch with the experts at WHO Bathroom Warehouse for consultation and provision of state-of-the-art designer baths.