Pros and Cons of Corner Freestanding Baths

Often this is very hard to explain and even harder to search for. A corner freestanding bath is usually a high bath that has two edges straight as opposed to rounded that can sit nicely between two walls in a corner. Below is an example of what a back to wall corner freestanding bath is.

Corner Freestanding Bath
Corner Freestanding Bath

Corner baths or corner freestanding baths are by far the most popular bathroom we do in 2020’s this is because of the obsession to cleaning we all have. If we can make a space look great and function better everyone is on board for this. There are some hidden issues with this type of bath that we cover in the cons section that you will want to be aware of before you select a corner bath as well we will give you some positives and really what the biggest trend in what there use is going forward.

Corner Freestanding Bath
Corner Freestanding Bath

Often the corner bath is mistaken for the other types of freestanding baths you will get on the market today. Below I will give a brief outline one the different types of freestanding baths that you will come across when you are renovating your next bathroom.

What is a back to wall freestanding bath?

A back to wall freestanding bath or back to wall bath is a bath that has only one section of its four sides designed with a straight edge that can be placed against a wall. The reason it is called freestanding is that it does not use bricks to hold its complete frame. Back to wall freestanding baths are a good compromise between the more aggressive look in the corner bath and the more traditional curved freestanding baths. Below is an example of a back to wall freestanding bath.

Back To Wall Free Standing Bath
Back To Wall Free Standing Bath
Back To Wall FreeStanding Bath
Back To Wall FreeStanding Bath

What is a rectangle freestanding bath?

A rectangle freestanding bath is exactly as it sounds a bath that has 4 sides all straight instead of curved like a traditional tub or freestanding bath. The difference between these types of baths and corner freestanding bath is the edges are very thin and often are slightly guided in and not recommend for being pushed in a corner in my opinion they also do not look the best. Check our rectangle bath below.

Rectangle Freestanding Bath
Rectangle Freestanding Bath
Rectangle Freestanding Bath
Rectangle Freestanding Bath

Pros of Corner Freestanding Baths

  • Amazing for blocking those hard to reach places that traditional freestanding baths use.
  • Stops items falling down the edges of the bath with there thicker sides
  • Can be used as a shower bath set up which we cover if you click the link.
  • More sturdy compared to other freestanding baths
  • Child friendlier as they dont have all the gaps and dont have the movement you will often get with other types of baths on the market
Corner Free Standing Bath
Corner Free Standing Bath

Cons of Corner Freestanding Baths

  • Limited by where you can place them
  • Look bulky
  • Not visually anywhere as stunning as freestanding rounded bath as mentioned the bulky wide nature of them can be off putting.
  • Usually wider then a freestanding bath due to the larger sides
  • The biggest con from a practical point of view and someone who has done a few of these is really need the walls to be square for these to work if not you might run into an issue where you cant silicon the edge because the gap is too wide on one side. Just a note and something to take into consideration when using this type of bath.
Back To Wall Corner Bath
Back To Wall Corner Bath

Final Thoughts

Corner freestanding baths will be popular for quite some time. They are an easier sell to renovators who do not want a bricked bath but do not feel comfortable with a rounded freestanding bath that has gaps around the edges. The other benefit is the shower bath ability which we cover below so if you were taking shares out on which bath will see more in the future I would go with the corner freestanding bath. Personally,  I don’t like the look of them, I find them bulky and not elegant or a wow factor you would get with the more traditional bath but I understand why you would want to have one.

Back To Wall Corner Freestanding Bath
Back To Wall Corner Freestanding Bath

Thinking about using one of these baths for a shower bath check out the link below on the use of freestanding baths as a shower bath below.

Pros and Cons of A Freestanding Shower Bath
Pros and Cons of A Freestanding Shower Bath

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It’s important to note that all our advice is general in nature and all bathrooms are unique so always speak to your local qualified tradesman for the best advice. If you are looking for a bathroom renovation quote and live in Perth, Western Australia just email us at smallbathroomrenovations@gmail.com

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