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Help me choose the perfect bath please

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Mapless Fri 03-Feb-17 17:35:11

We are finally getting a new bathroom but cannot decide on a bath. What would be best?

Bathroom is 12ft x 12ft
House is Edwardian
I don't want feet. Concealed waste only
Will probably go with wall mounted taps
Needs to be wider than 72cm

Length - tall and shorter folks in the house, room for a large bath but don't want the shorter folks drowning..

Going for a large vanity with drawers and granite top. Separate shower cubicle.

Help! Too much choice. I don't have time to go and find any more to sit in, but from the few I have, I realise that width is important at above 72"

Mapless Fri 03-Feb-17 17:36:43

I should have added that we'd like a Freestanding bath

Mapless Fri 03-Feb-17 17:36:44

I should have added that we'd like a Freestanding bath

Mapless Fri 03-Feb-17 17:36:44

I should have added that we'd like a Freestanding bath

Mapless Fri 03-Feb-17 17:36:44

I should have added that we'd like a Freestanding bath

Mapless Fri 03-Feb-17 17:36:44

I should have added that we'd like a Freestanding bath

Mapless Fri 03-Feb-17 17:36:44

I should have added that we'd like a Freestanding bath

Mapless Fri 03-Feb-17 17:36:44

I should have added that we'd like a Freestanding bath

Mapless Fri 03-Feb-17 17:36:44

I should have added that we'd like a Freestanding bath

Mapless Fri 03-Feb-17 17:36:44

I should have added that we'd like a Freestanding bath

Mapless Fri 03-Feb-17 17:36:45

I should have added that we'd like a Freestanding bath

Mapless Fri 03-Feb-17 17:36:45

I should have added that we'd like a Freestanding bath

Mapless Fri 03-Feb-17 17:36:45

I should have added that we'd like a Freestanding bath

PigletJohn Fri 03-Feb-17 17:50:13

no you shouldn't grin

How will you have freestanding without feet?

Mapless Fri 03-Feb-17 17:59:53

I guess I was thinking either a bateau style or a conemporary oval style? That way the waste is all concealed underneath (I've assumed)...I could be wrong(?)

I don't want the claw feet/off the ground, IYSWIM

Mapless Fri 03-Feb-17 18:02:02

And how on earth does a post repeat 12 times? blush

specialsubject Fri 03-Feb-17 18:06:30

Isnt freestanding going to create loads of work with all the surrounding dirt traps?

TattiePants Fri 03-Feb-17 18:07:51

Have a look on Bathstore.com's website; they have lots of freestanding baths where the feet aren't visible. I currently have their 'London' bath sitting in my garage (but hopefully fitted this month) which is pretty big (much bigger than my current traditional roll-top bath). The taps for many of their freestanding baths can be wall, surface or floor mounted.

PuraVida Fri 03-Feb-17 18:08:45

Have you considered a freestanding bath at all? 🤔

What your budget? I'm obsessed with the water monopoly soho but its ££

TattiePants Fri 03-Feb-17 18:11:15

Forgot to post the link Bathstore.

Adory Fri 03-Feb-17 18:14:34

I take it you want a freestanding bath 😂

I've moved around a lot and worst things about a bath are -

Plugs that (like in most hotels) need the lever to keep them plugged. After a while I've experienced they allow water to trickle out.

Taps that look quite cool and are square with the bottom lip of the tap is longer than the top lip so the water comes out in waterfall effect. Takes ages for bath to fill. Will try to get photo as description is poor sorry.

iknowimcoming Fri 03-Feb-17 18:16:02

Honestly - I wouldn't buy a bath I hadn't physically tried out - we've done this recently and I was surprised at how different they all were. I found some really uncomfortable depending on the slope angle of the 'back' of the bath and where my head/neck would sit when laying in it. If you can make some time it'll be worth it imo.

Adory Fri 03-Feb-17 18:16:30

Here we are - IMO look cool but not fit for purpose

PuntCuffin Fri 03-Feb-17 18:17:09

We are about to have a Waters Stream bath fitted. We will have freestanding taps but I think you could do wall mounted. They also have a back-to-wall option called River which would tick your boxes I think.
Depends on your budget as well.

MaryMargaret Fri 03-Feb-17 18:28:37

I am quite short and our too-long bath annoys me: cannot relax in it without, as you say, drowning (or at least slumping into the water). Taller DH who insisted never uses the bloody thing!

Remember the bigger it is, the more hot water it will use and the longer it will take to fill up!

I would definitely try it out for comfort too, knowing what I know now! good advice.

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