The Pros & Cons Of A Freestanding Bath

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Freestanding baths can create a stunning focal point for your bathroom while also adding a touch of elegance and personality. On average they often cost more than your standard straight bath, so before you invest in a new stylish tub there are some things you should give some thought to.

If you’re not sure whether a freestanding bath is best for you, we have created a list of pros and cons you should consider before investing in your new tub.


  • Due to the fact they can be placed anywhere in your bathroom, there is no limit when it comes to style or design. You can choose the perfect bath for you and your family without worrying about space.
  • It has a unique look and adds a luxurious feel to your bathroom. Often used in high-end hotels and spas, a freestanding bath is a focal point for a stunning bathroom design.
  • With no need to be connected to walls, installing a freestanding bath is quick and easy.
  • You are free to place a freestanding bath anywhere in your bathroom. This gives you total freedom to fit your bath into the design of the room. Do you want it under a skylight or facing out the window for a beautiful view? No problem.
  • Freestanding bathtubs can be moved around – so if you feel like changing the layout of your bathroom this is a useful benefit.


  • Freestanding baths are generally more expensive than built-in tubs, even when installation is considered. This is because they’re more complex and usually of more luxury design.
  • Freestanding baths are much heavier than built-in baths, sometimes requiring a reinforced floor which adds to the cost. Particularly for freestanding baths made from stone or metal materials.
  • Storage can be an issue for freestanding baths. The go-to ledge at the corner of a built-in bath for your shampoos and soaps simply doesn’t exist on a freestanding model. You can avoid this issue if you purchase a rolling caddie.
  • Freestanding baths are usually much bigger than built-in baths. This can be a problem when trying to navigate it into the right spot in your bathroom. Some are even too tall to lean over the side, making bathing a child or pet difficult.

If you want to discuss whether a freestanding bath is the right option for you and your bathroom, why not get in touch with our team and they will be more than happy to help you.

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