Your bathroom is one of the most used rooms in your home. Whether it is designed for family use or as a place for relaxing in, it is important that your bathroom is tailored to cater for your needs. As the focal point in the bathroom, your choice of bath will be a critical success factor in achieving a bathroom you can love. Not only that, but your bath occupies a vital part in your daily life by helping you to get yourself ready for the day ahead and can also provide a haven for you to rejuvenate and invigorate the body and spirit after a stressful day.
Getting the Right Bath for Your Bathroom
However, choosing the right bath for your bathroom is not as easy as it you might think it is! These days, we are spoilt for choice when it comes to the selection of baths available to select from and as a result, all considerations must be carefully thought out before you make that purchase.
Before you view any baths, be sure to measure the space that’s available in your bathroom so that you can choose the correct size bath for your bathroom. There are different sizes of baths for all bathrooms – both small and large – so don’t be put off choosing a bath if your bathroom is small. In addition, make sure that the size of bath you choose fits you too! Take the time to ensure that the bath offers adequate support to your head, neck and back.
Shape & Design
Baths come in a variety of shapes and designs, and your choice will be dictated by a combination of both the size of your bathroom and your personal preference. From traditional, rectangular baths to corner baths, Jacuzzi baths and free standing baths, there is a wide selection for you to choose from.
Consider what you will use the bath for – bathing, relaxing, washing children etc. A combined bath and shower may be the best choice for a more functional bath while a deeper, double ended bath that has taps and overflow in the center of the bath may be batter for soaking and relaxing in.
You must also give some thought to the material from which your bath is made of. Baths can be acrylic, cast iron, porcelain, marble and fiberglass. The material you choose will depend primarily on your budget as baths made from marble and cast iron will be much more expensive than their acrylic or fiberglass counterparts. How often you intend to use the bath, its durability and how easy it is to maintain will also factor into your decision. What type of tiles or other materials you use on your bathroom floor and walls will also play a major factor in your choice of material so make sure to keep this in mind too.
Nowadays, baths can come with a variety of features, but be warned that additional features will warrant additional cost so be careful that you don’t get carried away. You can choose baths that incorporate light and music with inbuilt digital controls.
Jacuzzi style baths are fitted with whirlpool systems, heating elements and water jets, which when combined offer you a luxurious spa-like bathing experience in your own home.