We don’t know about you, but we love a good soak in the bath. Sure, it’s an indulgence, but aside from being a place to bathe in, the bath is also a place of wellbeing, a source of relaxation and a space to escape to from our busy and stressful lives. Some people even like to read a book and enjoy a nice glass of red wine in the bath from time to time.
But choosing the best bath can be quite a stressful process. Choices in bathroom design are very individual, and decisions need to be made around practical requirements like material, size, budget and space.
Freestanding baths are a stylish and popular option. A centre feature of your bathroom and a striking focal point, they are an ideal option if you’re looking to create a sense of space and light.
Freestanding baths generate a wow factor in a bathroom, even if the shower gets the majority of use. As one of the largest single items in a bathroom, you want your bathtub to generate presence. But if your bathroom is small and doesn’t have enough space, a shower-bath combination is a practical option.
When it comes to size, bigger doesn’t always mean better. So bear that in mind when choosing a bathtub to fit your bathroom. An average size bath can hold around 227 litres of water, and most people don’t need a bath longer than 60 inches. Opting for a slightly smaller model will use less water and be faster to fill. Depending on the type of property, don’t forget to take into consideration weight. It’s an important factor, especially if you live in a two-story property or a renovated home with old floorboards.
Remodelling a bathroom is an expensive exercise, so it is very important to invest in a bath that will last. We always recommend trying out the bath before you purchase it. And yes, that means getting into the tub – sans water and bubble bath, of course! Today bathtubs are available in so many different shapes and sizes, and it’s really important to choose one that’s comfortable – for your body shape and wallet. So always try before you buy.
At Mataka we can supply you with high quality bathtubs made from manufactured solid resin. Hardwearing and easy to maintain, they are pliable enough in the manufacturing process to get a unique design without compromising on functionality. Our baths are available in two finishes, satin and polished, and we ship Australia-wide.
Remember: a bathtub is an investment not just for your home, but your wellbeing. Buying bathware direct from Mataka makes sense because it means you’ll pay up to 50% less than you would from a bathware specialist.