Choosing A Bath – What You Need to Know

freestanding bath

There’s nothing more relaxing than indulging in a long bubble bath – pair this with a glass of wine and a book good and you have the perfect night in. But for this to be possible, you must choose your bath wisely.

Baths are not frequently replaced, so if you’re looking to upgrade or buy a new bath then you need to know what to look for – such as, making sure the bath is made from by reputed manufacturers like Alpine Building Products, which Ross’s Discount Home Centre stock.

Today, we’ll take a look at some of the important things you need to know when choosing a bath in Perth.

Consider your requirements

Before you shop for baths in Perth, it is a good idea to consider your requirements. First, consider is how much space you have in your bathroom. Standard baths are 60x30x14 inches in dimensions, but baths are available in a range of shapes and sizes today. Take careful measurements of your space before you start looking at baths in Perth.

Another thing to consider is your plumbing. If you’re not planning on tampering with plumbing, you will be restricted to where you can place your bath. However, if you are planning to move your plumbing then you’ll have more options for bath placement.

Bath types to choose from

Baths are available in a myriad of styles, designs and shapes for you to choose from, but they are generally classified into three types – 1. freestanding baths, 2. insert baths and 3. back to the wall baths. Let’s take a look at each of these.

Freestanding baths are the most luxurious of all types of baths. They are designed to be statement pieces and create a real ‘wow factor’ in a bathroom. Their biggest advantage is that they can be placed anywhere in a bathroom and not just the corner. An example of this is the Elisabeth Clawfoot Bath – it looks great regardless of where it is placed.

Freestanding baths are available in a range of designs, sizes, and price-points. A couple of popular freestanding baths from Ross’s Discount Home Centre’s range for you to consider is the Galaxy Oval 170cm, and the Mirage 170cm. Both of these baths offer a great mix of classic and contemporary style.

Galaxy Oval
Galaxy Oval
Mirage Bath
Mirage

Insert baths are the ‘traditional’ type of bath that is commonly placed in the corner of a bathroom. While insert baths are practical and space efficient, you’re limited to styles and designs to choose. They are, however, the most affordable type of bath on the market.

Both the 1700 Pavillion Insert Bath and the 1525 Pavillion Insert Bath are two good examples of insert baths that offer a stylish, contemporary design.

1700 Pavillion Insert Bath
1700 Pavillion Insert Bath
1525 Pavillion Insert Bath
1525 Pavillion Insert Bath

Back to the wall baths lie in-between freestanding baths and insert baths. Such baths need to be placed against a wall, but they feature sloping ends akin to freestanding baths. Morocco Back to Wall Freestanding Bath 170cm offered by Ross’s Discount Home Centre is the perfect example of this. Back to wall baths look far more elegant than insert baths and also offer a more pleasurable bathing experience. Our Rio Back to Wall Freestanding Bath is another bath that offers the perfect blend of style and practicality.

Morocco Back to the Wall Free Standing Bath 170cm
Morocco Back to the Wall Free Standing Bath 170cm
Rio Back to the Wall Freestanding Bath
Rio Back to the Wall Freestanding Bath

Conclusion:

Before you shop for baths in Perth, you should first consider your requirements. Check the space you have available in your bathroom and take a careful measurement. Also, consider if you will be altering the plumbing in your bathroom for your new bath or not.

Baths are available in a range of styles, designs, and sizes. Freestanding baths are the most luxurious of all types of baths, and they can be placed anywhere. Insert baths are the traditional built-in baths that are usually placed in the corner of a bathroom. Back to the wall baths must also be placed along bathroom walls, but they look much more elegant than insert baths.

Which type of bath to choose, will depend on your requirements and preferences. But regardless of whether you’re looking for freestanding baths, insert baths or back to the wall baths in Perth, you’ll find just the bath for your needs in our extensive range.

Visit our online store to purchase one of our baths in Perth today!

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