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Have you ever found yourself admiring an old-style Victorian bathroom and dreamed of a claw-footed roll top bath? Or shot admiring glances at one of the new, minimalist slipper baths? Do you dream of soaking film-heroine style in a cloud of scented bubbles, with a glass of something lovely in one hand and sheer curtains blowing in a light spring breeze? 
You’re certainly not alone. Despite the long-standing trend for designing fitted bathrooms, freestanding bathtubs haven’t disappeared from showrooms. Far from it. They’re actually more popular than ever with new styles and designs being added all the time. And here are five good reasons why this is so. 

A freestanding bathtub makes your bathroom feel larger! 

It’s true. Not that your bathroom becomes miraculously larger, of course, it simply seems that way. It’s due to all the free space around your freestanding tub. It tricks your mind into imagining a spacious room and airy feeling… which is never a bad thing when it comes to a bathroom. And since freestanding tubs come in a variety of shapes and sizes, you’re bound to find one that will make even your small bathroom look larger. 
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Clasico Freestanding Bathtub 
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A freestanding tub adds a touch of elegance and sophistication 

We’re not sure whether the heroine splashing in a tin bath before the fire felt elegant or sophisticated, but the heroine having a leisurely soak in the bubble-filled roll top certainly should. Claw-footed tubs look stunning in a period bathroom, while a sleek modern slipper tub will give the bathroom a luxurious contemporary vibe. 

A freestanding tub is practical 

For one, it doesn’t have to be fitted along a wall, so you have more options when it comes to positioning your tub. And with space on all sides, access is much easier – which makes a freestanding tub very handy in a large family. Finally, if you do want your bathtub along a wall, or want to install a shower over one end, it can handle it without complaint. 

A freestanding tub shows off your tiles and fancy faucets 

After all, your sanitary ware isn’t all that’s in your bathroom. Fittings and décor are just as important for the overall look and if you’ve picked tiles you’re particularly in love with, or you’ve made a feature of your faucets, then a freestanding bathtub will show them off to best effect. 

A freestanding bathtub makes your bathroom feel like an expensive retreat 

That may not be something you aspire to when you plan your new bathroom, but it’s a point that shouldn’t be overlooked. Coming home to something you look forward to, feeling that stepping into your own bathroom is a treat… that alone is a brilliant stress remedy. It matters little what makes you feel that way: the spacious, airy feeling, the way your bathroom décor pulls together or the way your tub makes a real design statement - if you feel spending time in your bathroom is a treat, then you’ve definitely chosen your bathtub wisely. 
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Clearwater Petit Freestanding Bathtub 
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Freestanding bathtubs come in all manner of shapes and sizes. If you need a little help deciding which would suit you best, please don’t hesitate to ask. Bring us your problems and we’ll be happy to help you solve them. 
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