freestanding bath australia

Anyone who says they can’t relax, has clearly never had a long, luxurious bath!

Nothing quite compares to the potential restorative bliss that soaking in a warm bathtub can bring.

We won’t go so far as to say that it’s a life-changing experience… but, we won’t not say that, since baths truly are both a beautiful bathroom feature and relaxing experience.

Unlike inset built-in bathtubs, freestanding baths in Australia are less about a “quick clean”, and more about a lovely soak.

At Bathware Direct, we have some of the most gorgeous freestanding baths in Australia to help you transform your bathroom into a sanctuary – and here are some tips on how to achieve that!

Effortless Ease

Spending eons waiting to fill up and heat your bath, finding the water cools too quickly or having a bath that is difficult to clean isn’t a great start to a relaxing soak.

Since an effortless ease is at the core of a harmonious bathroom, we recommend one of the most coveted and luxurious styles of freestanding baths Australia has come to know and love – cast stone.

Let’s take our Cambridge TitanCast or Fienza Nero freestanding stone baths for example. The premium, natural stone finish is easy to clean and maintain, and provides excellent heat retention. 

The wide width and beautifully curved, almost sculptural elements, add a sense of opulence that make either of these choices a striking centrepiece in your bathroom that help enhance the space they are in. 

Each time you’ll feel like you’re stepping into a sanctuary you can retreat to and soak away any stresses of the day, and it doesn’t get much better than that. Let’s talk about creating that sanctuary:

How to Make the Most of Your Space

Some may be concerned that a freestanding bath is not as practical as a built-in, but that’s simply not true.

Standalone bathtubs can help create the illusion of extra space because the space around the freestanding bath evokes a chic, open feeling (rather than overcrowding which makes a bathroom feel cramped or small).

The Versa Corner Freestanding Bath is a beautiful example of a tub where you can be flexible and creative with placement against a wall.

In turn, this enables you the freedom to create a truly spacious, flexible and calming environment. 

Versa is a popular choice for creating a relaxing “bathroom nook” where you can add a side table within easy reach - ready to place a cup of tea (or chilled glass of bubbles if it’s been that kind of day) and sink into both the calming waters, and the pages of a good book.

If you don’t have much room, but have your heart set on a freestanding bath, take a look at Bathware Direct’s Decina Natalia Freestanding Corner Bath.

It has a choice of left or right orientation that can be placed against a wall corner to harmonise with space restrictions, without compromising on sophistication and luxury. With a high gloss white finish, and freestanding style, you’ll still have the look and feel of a luxe spa, but all from the comfort of your freestanding bath.

Create Your Own Personal Escape

The Fienza Freestanding Acrylic Clawfoot Bath is a truly elegant and stylish addition to your home.

We say home, not bathroom – because this luxurious piece is often selected for ensuites of features inside primary bedroom suites. 

It’s the kind of bath where you can unwind in the water and feel as though you are in a completely private sanctum. This feeling is further enhanced when positioned under a skylight, against a window view or as a feature piece surrounded by candles and greenery, like your own oasis.

The Fienza freestanding bath style has a beautiful, romantic old-world charm with its lion paw “claw feet style” and high-low design - which is the ultimate in comfort.

Crafted from high-quality acrylic, it is smooth, lightweight, durable and scratch resistant. It’s also the perfect place to have genuine downtime and reconnect with yourself whenever you need a little “me time”.

Final considerations when choosing a freestanding bath in Australia

Whether you are moving into a new home, renovating, or simply want to upgrade or add to your bathroom space, a freestanding bath is the perfect balance of refined design style and function. 

Freestanding baths in Australia are easy to install because you don’t need to build a framework around the tub, and not only give your bathroom a luxurious designer touch, but also provide the opportunity for a deep sense of calm and relaxation.

At Bathware Direct, we have a wide selection of some of the most beautiful and stylish freestanding baths Australia has to offer. This includes a range of options to suit all spaces and budgets, which you can view right here in more detail, or visit one of our Melbourne showrooms in person.