From slipper to circular, sunken to spa, there’s a bath shape that’s not only perfect for your bathroom but will suit your bathing style too.
A slipper bath is most commonly associated with a traditional style of bathroom but this example shows a modernised version which fits perfectly into this more contemporary space. The slipper bath can rest on feet or, as seen here, directly on the floor, but both are characterised by high sides and raised ends, with one end higher to create a headrest. The design of the bath allows for it to be centred in the room or placed alongside a wall to suit the space available. When freestanding, it is very effectively coupled with a floor-mounted tap to create a dazzling feature.
Where space allows, a square bath can add an interesting visual dynamic to a bathroom. A bit more interesting than the more common rectangular bath, a square bath is usually more spacious, making it perfect for larger families or for couples who wish to bathe together. We don’t see square baths in Australia too often but there is certainly a good reason to consider one for your next bathroom. The square shape fits very well into many standard-sized bathrooms and, as seen here, is a great way to utilise a corner space in a narrow room. Note the clever inclusion of inset nooks to store toiletries so they are easy to reach while bathing.
The classic shape of an oval bath lends itself to most styles of bathroom. Gently rounded corners provide for a relaxing bathing experience and add to the users level of comfort. In addition, the soft curves are a safety feature for families with young children. This example has the bath sitting in a dark-coloured frame which contrasts beautifully with the crisp white tub and helps draw the eye to this feature item. A simple hob wall houses the plumbing for the tapware and keeps hot and cold controls within easy reach for bathers reclining in the tub.How to bathe like a Parisian
The circular bath is not for every bathroom but, when done well as in this example, it’s the perfect way to create a day-spa-at-home. Circular baths are not a space-saving option so are not generally suited to more compact bathroom spaces. But, when space allows, they can be a magnificent feature piece that makes an immediate visual statement. The circular bath can also be fitted with spa jets for that added touch of luxury. Circular baths are quite popular in Europe where family bathing is more the norm; but it could find popularity here in Australia with couples.