Using A Freestanding Bath As A Shower

5 years ago you were not able to really do the freestanding shower bath set up due to the products around. Often when having a shower over a bath you were stuck with the low bricked bath that did not always give an adult the best user experience.

So can it be done? Can we you use a freestanding bath or a non bricked bath as a shower bath? Let us at Small Bathroom Renovations Perth help you out.

Freestanding Shower Bath Perth WA

YES and maybe not.

The key for shower baths are you have to practical with what you are doing. Rarely in this day and age people want a shower curtain so if you are like most people you will want to have a type of screen set up to stop your vanity or toilet getting wet next to it.

The reason this is key is there is only a certain type of freestanding shower bath that will work. This is call a flat edge or rimmed shower bath. Rimmed shower bath or back to wall freestanding baths have a straight fat edge that allows for you to place a shower screen on it without hassle.

Like all shower over baths you often are only do this layout for space reasons. Adults would often prefer both being separate but we don’t always have the space so the growing trend are these freestanding shower bath set ups especially in the small perth bathrooms we do.. Below is a classic example of what can be done for this set up.

Freestanding Shower Bath

There are some things to consider though when creating a bathroom renovation that has a shower over a freestanding bath. The big one being movement, as freestanding baths do move a fair bit depending on how tight the plumber has connect it to the existing waste, the other big consideration for a freestanding shower bath is the height. Most bricked shower baths are usually about 380mm to 420mm high, freestanding baths range from 500mm to 700mm which can be pretty high from stepping down and up to.

Freestanding Bath As A Shower

My advice is this, no one likes a shower bath they are not great for people with dodgy knees or a bad back like myself though they serve a purpose. Some people like my wife love a bath, people who want to bath there kids or sometimes you are worried about resale.

Freestanding Bath As A Shower Bath

I personally am not a big believer in resale reasons we live in a time where most people will just add one if they really wanted it but its important to remember it is your money, your time committed to this project you should have what you want for whoever knows how long you will be in the home. If you do have to have a shower bath though the Freestanding Shower Bath or the Shower Over A Bath using a freestanding bath or lastly freestanding tub for a shower are great alternative in getting the best of both worlds.

If you wanted some information on corner freestanding baths just check out our article below CLICK THE IMAGE

Corner Freestanding Bath
Corner Freestanding Bath

Small bathroom renovations can be annoying plain and simple.  A lot of our bathroom we renovate in Perth have are ensuites or main bathrooms on the smaller side and our clients are often frustrated trying to make this space the best it can be. Less is always more with these rooms plain and simple. 

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

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  1. Thank you so much for the information be and hubby have been debating using a freestanding bath as a shower bath for over a year now so it was awesome to get a little information on this 🙂

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