Resurgence of Standalone Basins
Freestanding bathtubs have been around for a very long time but recently there seems to be a resurgence of interest in these standalone soaking tubs. So what is the allure you may be asking yourself and why have these fixtures now become the talk of the town? According to trend watchers, renewed interest in the freestanding tub has seen design firms rolling out a multitude of amazing vessels that are both beautiful and affordable. These quintessential fixtures not only create an aura of luxury, elegance and affluence in the bathroom but are all about revving up the style of a room while at the same time providing an enjoyable and refreshing timeless soak!
Traditionally Exclusive and Expensive
Interior designers and homeowners alike are starting to warm up to these trendy luxurious bathtubs that are now more accessible than at any period in time. Bathroom furniture and fixtures have come a very long way over the past decades. Going back in history we see that bathing vessels were originally made from heavy precious materials such as hewn marble, copper, gold and cast iron that were expensively hand crafted by artisans. And while a lot of people would have loved to have a wrought iron wash basin in their homes, not everyone could afford to do so.
Inspired by the Past and Present
Now fast forward to modern manufactures, that can affordably create a majestic Roman bathtub in various materials, colors, styles, shapes and sizes. With light weight construction and functional hydrotherapy, these new products can simultaneously demonstrate traditional craftsmanship coupled with the latest advances in massage technology. These days, manufactured freestanding soakers are inspired by both old fashioned basins and contemporary design ideas, offering the home owner attractive bathroom fixtures that are both functional and exude pure sophistication.
Acrylic Tubs Have Changed the Game
Acrylic bath basins are the ones making the big splash right now because they are relatively inexpensive and have a light weight construction that can be molded into just about any form. From Claw-Foot units or egg-shaped and rectangular models, these fixtures offer great flexibility and can be placed right on the floor or sit in creatively designed stands to make your tub the crowning glory of the room. Acrylic, cast iron, resin, stone, stainless steel and copper are all popular building materials and vary greatly in price. Acrylic vessels are the most affordable, with copper and stone models being for those that are able to spend a lot more money to create that expensive design statement.
Fashionable Claw-foot Models
With the variety of freewheeling bathtubs available in the market place, finding the right one may seem a bit daunting but you can simplify your choices by first deciding the design style you want to create in the room. For example if you are looking for timeless appeal then a Clawfoot unit with acrylic interior on chrome or brushed nickel feet may be the one for you. These basins offer a curved rim for convenient gripping, along with a contoured lip area that follows the natural lines of your neck to create a fusion of fashion, comfort and affordability.
Sleek Purist Design
On the other hand, a post-minimalist seamless design preserves the understated purist trend with softer and slightly curvaceous lines. These models combine straight and curvaceous lines with a deep bathing well built for your ultimate comfort and a large deck for mounting your faucets. Through its sleek unassuming look this basin is naturally appealing and can easily lend style and form to the trendiest of modern bathroom sanctuaries while offering relaxing and rejuvenating therapies.
Whether you prefer a modern or vintage theme, you too can get a stylish and classy soaking vessel for your bath. And the great news is that when you’re initially designing your layout, freestanding tubs offer a lot of flexibility in their placement. From pedestal to claw and ball feet models these basins are the perfect centerpiece for the washroom of your dreams. Find your bliss or add modern design savvy and a personal touch to your home spa. Plan to visit your nearest bath showroom today and you will soon discover why these inspiring bathtubs have become all the rage. Now all you have to do is find the model that is right just for you.