Bathroom renovations are a popular remodelling project for many Australian homeowners. Bathrooms are no longer merely a practical space; these days they need to be a haven within the home that is a delight to relax and spend time in as well as being highly functional. Like many people, you may be including a free-standing bathtub as one of the key elements in your new bathroom.
This style of tub has been hugely popular in recent years, and the trend is showing no signs of slowing down. Free-standing bathtubs create an eye-catching focal feature in a bathroom, and they add style, elegance and a touch of luxury to the room. If you're wondering how you can maximise the visual impact that your new tub gives your bathroom, then here are two techniques you can use.
1. Highlight it with a striking feature wall
Although there has been a brief love affair with patterned or metal finish bathtubs, you can't beat the enduringly popular and eternally elegant look of a plain white bathtub. A white tub will stand the test of time and can be integrated into new looks using paints and fittings if you're looking for a change in the future.
A white tub also gives you the opportunity to use the wall directly behind it as a canvas to create a striking feature wall as a backdrop to your free-standing tub. This could be with decorative tiling, ornate wallpaper or an oversized picture window that lets the view become the backdrop.
2. Lift it up by using a platform to mount it on
To really make your free-standing bathtub a stand-out feature of your new bathroom, try lifting it higher up in the space with a platform. This will elevate the tub and give you a better vantage point while you're using it. It will also lend a sculptural feel to the feature that embraces and celebrates the sleek and contemporary lines of the tub.
The platform could be as simple as a polished concrete block using brightly coloured exposed aggregate as a feature. You can also create a timber platform to incorporate some natural warmth into your bathroom, or contemporary, large-scale stone tiles for a more contemporary look.
If you like these ideas and think that they might contribute to the overall look and finished product of your bathroom remodelling project, then talk to your remodelling contractor. They can help you to incorporate your ideas into the design and ensure that your bathroom is a stunning and delightful addition to your home.