I love the look of free standing baths, but my brain tells me that it's just a greater area to clean and vacuum under, and that it's probably rather difficult to get the vacuum fully under the bath. So I feel I should have a boxed in bath and try and make it look glam.
We have one in our rented apartment. It's difficult as it is right up against the wall (length wise) and against the bathroom window. It is the width of the room. So it's very difficult to clean, I forget about the window side.
If you had a big bathroom with the length of the bath into the middle of the room and the short side against the wall, this would be much easier.
I would love one, because I am so sick of scrubbing all the grout on the two sides of the attached one that I have, especially while pregnant. One good mildew attack and it has never looked the same. Plus I hate the smell of the chemicals. Oh for something I could just hoover and mop around and under. Keep it away from the wall a bit so it's easy to get at.
Hi again GrendelsMum. We have one, against one wall, and it's very difficult to clean under - it's not high enough from the floor to be able to get underneath it properly, the waste pipe gets in the way, argggh. I am looking forward to a boxed in bath in our new house!