There’s nothing more relaxing than soaking in a hot bath after a hard day. The warmth of the water relaxes the tension in every muscle. It soothes a body physically as well as mentally. After soaking in a tub, a good night’s rest can have an individual refreshed and ready to take on the world again.
There’s a Bathtub for Every Space
Tubs come in all shapes and sizes. Some are small to fit it in compact areas while others are much larger. Some are freestanding while others are built into the wall and are often called drop-in or built-in tubs. Depending on the amount of space a room has, choosing the correct size can make time spent bathing pleasant, and not a chore.
Freestanding Tubs are designed more like furniture and can hold their own in a room. They are finished on all sides and add elegance and charm to any bathroom setting. One style that has recently seen a rise in popularity is Clawfoot Bathtubs. With legs and footings that resembles an animal’s feet, this freestanding tub design is a piece of art as well as a functional unit.
Freestanding Tubs With Claws
There are several different styles of vintage style freestanding tubs with claw footings. The rolled rim tub is has a curved surface at the end across from the faucet which allows for comfortably laying back. The double-ended tub is curved at both ends, and the faucet placement is in the middle on the side. The slipper-foot tub looks like a slipper with its one raised sloping end that provides incredible comfort when laying back to relax.
Pros and Cons of Freestanding Tubs
A freestanding tub is a showpiece that adds elegance to any bathroom. However, freestanding tubs require a lot of space, so using one in a smaller bathroom may not be practical. Freestanding tubs are designed for people who enjoy spending time bathing, and they blend well with any decor from vintage to modern. The biggest con is that stand-alone tubs cost more than built-in tubs, however, the aesthetic beauty a freestanding tub may far outweigh the expense.
Relaxing in a tub is a wonderful way to end the day. Soaking in a hot bath provides time to heal aching muscles while finding mental clarity at the same time.