Free standing baths are the ultimate purchase for luxury bathrooms.  They come in a variety of super stylish shapes from sexy slipper to curvy oval and free flowing tear drop.  I’ve found six contemporary free standing baths for you to lust over.

free standing bath ascot oval

Free Standing Baths – Ascot 1700 White Oval

Free standing baths – six picks

This Premier Double Ended Modern tub has plenty of bathing space for two people.  The plug will be located centrally so it’s fairer for sharers.  If you want joint custody over controlling the water temperature it’s best to place the taps in the middle.  The measurements are 1750 x 800mm with a large water capacity of 230 litres – £699.75 from Big Bathroom Shop.

free standing baths premier double ended modern

Free Standing Baths – Premier Double Ended Modern

Another double ended variety is this Premier Lip Luxury Slipper Bath.  It features a nice curved edge to dangle your arms over as you languish in the tub.  This shape is reminiscent of the traditional baths where both ends are raised and sloped.  The original version would have stood on claw feet but this modern interpretation rests on the floor for a sleek finish.  This style would be suitable for a period house which favours a contemporary interior.  The water capacity is 187 litres and the measurements are 1740 x 800mm – £828 from Big Bathroom Shop.

free standing baths premier lip luxury double ended slipper bath

Free Standing Baths -Premier Lip Luxury Slipper

This Milano Contemporary Oval Bath certainly has curve appeal without being too over dramatic.  The water capacity is 200 litres.  The measurements are 1750 x 800mm – £460 from Big Bathroom Shop.

free standing baths milano contemporary oval

Free Standing Baths – Milano Contemporary Oval

Another oval shaped bath, this Ascot model is made from one piece of durable and polished acrylic.  The shape is more streamlined than the one above for a minimalist feel.  The measurements are 1700 x 850mm – £379.99 from The World of Baths.

free standing baths ascot white oval

Free Standing Baths – Ascot 1700 White Oval

If you favour free flowing designs then the Milano Tear Drop Bath might be what you’re looking for.  This would certainly transform any bathroom into a luxurious haven.  The water capacity is very good at 220 litres.  The measurements are 1750 x 910mm – £379.99 from Big Bathroom Shop.

free standing baths milano tear drop bath

Free Standing Baths – Milano Tear Drop

For an ultra-cool tear drop option take a look at the Pearl model which is made from quality double thickness acrylic.  The measurements are 1800 x 850mm – £429.99 from World of Baths

free standing baths pearl teardrop bath

Free Standing Baths – Pearl Tear Drop Shaped

Free standing baths – tips for buying

Freestanding baths work well when you have space for a separate stand-a-lone shower.  Selecting the right bath for you is down to the design (and the size).  If you’re going to be sharing your bath with a lover then you’ll be better off with a double ended version and large water capacity.  If you like mixing modern interiors in a traditional house opt for the slipper shape tub.  If you want to make an ultra-cool style statement choose the tear drop shape.

free standing baths, premier double ended modern

Free Standing Baths – Premier Double Ended Modern

Check where the plug is situated, which will usually be in the middle of the bath.  Most come without waste (plugs) which you will need to purchase separately.  These baths will often come without drilled holes for the taps so you’ll need wall-mounted or floor-standing taps.  If you’re bath is situated close to a wall then wall-mounted will be suitable.  If the bath is in the middle of the room then floor-standing would be ideal.  For double ended baths put the taps in the middle.

Free standing baths – where to buy

The baths I’ve selected are from two online retailers – Big Bathroom Shop and World of Baths.  These are both UK based bathroom shops stocking leading UK and premium brands.  They sell everything you need for a total bathroom refurbishment – baths, shower enclosures, toilets, basins, taps, heating, furniture and accessories.

Big Bathroom Shop: Big Bathroom Shop Link
World of Baths: World of Baths Link

Author: Homegirl London.  Photographs: Big Bathroom Shop and World of Baths.

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