Love the latest bedroom trend?
No, not that kind of bedroom trend, naughty! More than ever, freestanding tubs are being installed in bedrooms where they take pride of place. What do you think? Oui or non?
Okay so we can all agree that freestanding bath tubs are popular for a reason. They’re luxurious, provide a great place to relax and unwind, and also have the added benefit of looking sensational. But what is stirring up conflict is the question: which room should a freestanding bath tub be installed?
The bathroom or … the bedroom? Yes, that’s right. More than ever, freestanding tubs are being installed in bedrooms where they take pride of place, rather than being tucked away in the bathroom.
It’s generally considered a sound investment too. Adding a free standing bath to your master bedroom was one of the design features listed by the ever flamboyant (but boy does he know his onions) Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen on Channel 5’s How to Add 20K to Your Home.
Case in point – look at these gorgeous images for inspiration from luxury bathroom specialists Catchpole & Rye (who make their stunning range of bespoke baths right here in Kent). They’ve been behind bath-in-bedroom transformations that demonstrate possibilities previously only enjoyed by kings and queens.
The recent fashion for open-plan bedrooms and bathrooms creates more of an experience and gives the room a real sense of luxury and is lovely for relaxing, taking time to unwind and (if you’re lucky) look at the view.
What’s more plumbing a bath into a bedroom isn’t just about indulgence, it’s also a highly effective use of space.
However the bathroom cum bedroom is not so great for family living and splashing children – this will only really work if you have a separate family bathroom.
Also, it’s surely only practical if you avoid carpet in the area around the bath, putting tiles in for example, and consider strengthening the floor if necessary.
But wherever you sit on this trend, there’s no denying the cosiness of a bedroom definitely lends itself to a nice long hot bath.
Just add candles, a glass of wine – and we’ll bring the loofah! (Tell us your thoughts below…)