Centre Piece Roll Top Baths

Roll top baths offer elegance and style to any bathroom design. Unfortunately not all bathrooms can take advantage of these sophisticated baths which make magnificent centre pieces, but with planning, these baths can be a welcome addition to any larger bathroom design.

Bathroom Layout

The main deciding factor will be the size of your bathroom. Even though these baths are so stylish and elegant, they need to be on display and become a statement in the bathroom to ensure you get the impact you are hoping for.

This means that these baths are better suited for larger bathrooms where they can be placed in the centre of the bathroom. Roll top baths are generally free standing baths with taps at one end or along the one side, this gives you the freedom to place them against a wall or in the centre of the room, ensuring you enjoy the elegant design that makes your bathroom so spectacular.


There are a number of choices available when choosing roll top baths, they are not all the same and the one you choose should be the one that best complements your bathroom area.

There are two choices if you are looking at placing your bath against the wall. There is the single ended roll top baths which are the perfect solution for being placed against a wall and then there is also the single ended slipper bath. Slipper baths have a raised side offering plenty of space to lie back and soak in the bath after a tough day at work.

slipper baths

Single Ended Slipper Baths

Using your bath as a centre piece there is the double ended roll top baths to choose from, again these are available in slipper designs if you prefer with two high ends. The double ended designs are suitable as a centre piece or against a wall, offering you even more versatility.

The roll top baths are your choice and comes down to personal preference, either way they are guaranteed to compliment your bathroom and make a statement. You can use your bathroom mirror to highlight your bath making it the centre piece of the bathroom at all times.

Spectacular Freestanding Baths Offer That “Wow” Factor

If you’re after a “wow” factor when designing your bathroom and you have the space, then you need freestanding baths. These baths are designed to take your breath away every time you step into the bathroom. Available in a selection of shapes to suit any bathroom design, freestanding baths are guaranteed to make a statement.


The first decision you will need to make about freestanding baths is where to place them. Many people find placing the bath in the centre of the room makes a huge statement, but freestanding baths look fantastic against a wall or even under a large picture window.

Because the baths come in a choice of shapes, you can blend your freestanding baths in with the rest of your bathroom décor beautifully.


The freestanding baths come in a selection of shapes to blend in with any bathroom design. My personal favourites are the Assai freestanding baths which are rectangular in shape being wider at the top than bottom and the Rubarto freestanding baths which are an elegant oval shape. The reason I love these freestanding baths is that they are also available in a selection of colour options, enabling you to really make a statement in your bathroom area.

Freestanding Bath

Assai Freestanding Bath

Most of the freestanding baths are rectangular in shape with angled sides making them unique and stylish and giving you the ability to blend them into your bathroom area with ease.

Why Freestanding Baths?

With so many bath designs available you may be wondering why freestanding baths. Actually it’s down to preference, but the freestanding baths are as their name suggests, they stand on their own even when placed against a wall, some of them are availdable in a number of colour options and the best thing is that they are deep baths, enabling you to really soak your worries away after a long day at work.

Once you have carefully planned your bathroom and have chosen exactly where to place your freestanding bath you can start planning the remainder of the space. The most important consideration is not to compromise your floor space and if you are placing freestanding baths in the centre of the room, be sure there is enough space around the bath for you to more freely.

Freestanding Baths – The Luxury Statement

This year is a year of luxury bathrooms and there isn’t a better statement in a bathroom than a stunning freestanding bath. When it comes to luxury you want comfort, you want beauty and a space where you can relax.

Spa inspired bathrooms are also a popular choice this year, they also ooze that luxurious feel and a bathroom that is designed for comfort can add value to your home when it comes time to sell.

Freestanding Bath

Phoenix Rubartoi Freestanding Bath

A bathroom that is minimalistic in design finished in white with plenty of glass makes a great statement, but you want to add that splash of luxury. Some of the best bathroom designs I have seen this season incorporate the three, minimalism, glass and luxury.

Freestanding baths come in a range of sizes and designs, so you can easily find the best one to suite your bathroom design from the stunning oval designs available in a range of colours to the rectangular designs.

Picture a white bathroom with white walls and floor, a large purple freestanding bath in the centre of the room with a large walk in shower to one side with glass enclosure to capture the light. With the bathroom all being white and simple, the freestanding baths colour is the splash of colour the bathroom needs, it showcases the luxurious side of the bathroom, add a whirlpool or airpool option to the bath and you have luxury second to none.

Another of the fantastic luxurious designs I have seen is a bathroom in a home set in the heart of the country, the bathroom had a large picture window and a rectangular freestanding bath was positioned next to the window in white. The floors, walls and ceilings were white with light brown vanity units and glass basins, it made such a statement incorporating the light and bright design with the sheer luxury of the bath nestled under the window where you can soak in a steaming bubble bath as you gaze across the country landscape. It doesn’t get better than that.

Freestanding baths can be placed in the centre of the room, under or next to a window or against a wall, the choice is up to you. They are available in white to stick to the minimalist design or some of them are available with a selection of coloured panels for you to choose from. Either way freestanding baths make a luxury statement in a bathroom design when you’re trying to achieve luxury and practicality into one space.

Make A Statement With Freestanding Baths

Freestanding baths can make a superb statement in any bathroom. Have you ever walked into a bathroom for the first time and thought “wow”? This may be because the bathroom has been perfectly designed or it may be the elegance of the freestanding bath which stands before you.

The placement of freestanding baths is what can make or break a room, you need to work out your bathroom layout. For spacious bathrooms these baths can look absolutely spectacular when placed in the centre of the bathroom, not only making a statement but becoming the centre piece of the bathroom that you can work around.

Phoenix Rubarto Freestanding Bath

Phoenix Rubarto Freestanding Bath

For the smaller bathroom, you can still enjoy the freedom of a freestanding bath by placing it against the wall. Believe me they look great under a large bathroom window as the light flows into the space.

Take Charge of Your Layout

If you have your heart set on freestanding baths, then it’s advisable to take control of your layout. Work out what the bathroom size is that you have to work with and measure up the baths available, this will give you an idea on where you can place it and how much space you have to fit your other essential items.

Once you have measured the space you have available you can now sit down and plan out your bathroom. The layout is an essential step in any bathroom design especially when you intend placing a freestanding bath in the centre of the room. Measure all the space you will have free around the bath and you can then work in your other items.

Remember if you intend placing a vanity unit in the bathroom, ensure that the doors will not be obstructed and that you can move around with ease.

Spectacular Designs

The advantage with freestanding baths is the selection of designs they are available in, this means you can find one to suit any bathroom décor. From the white oblong design to the black square design, you are definitely not restricted when it comes to choice.

I personally prefer white only because it always keeps a bathroom looking spacious and crisp. But if you really want to make a statement and add colour to your bathroom, then the black colour also works exceptionally well. I would suggest you keep the darker colours for the spacious bathrooms, in a wide space they will not make your bathroom feel compact.