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Build in 1800mm Bath Vs. Freestanding Bath



Build in 1800mm Bath Vs. Freestanding Bath

Build in 1800mm Bath Vs. Freestanding Bath

I don’t know about you, but a bath is a great way to relax for me after a hard out at work. Therefore, I want to make sure that I had the one that is perfect for while getting a recent bathroom update. There is already a soaking freestanding bath, that was due to be replaced. Since the whole bathroom requires a facelift, I am considering a built-in 1800mm Bath model as I don’t think that it is worth giving a lot of space to a freestanding bath that we already had. 

A new vanity unit probably is a nice addition to the space that will be freed due to this change. However, I like a fitted 1800 bath due to many other reasons too. And want to tell the readers who are going through a bathroom makeover, how we compare a freestanding bath that we already had with the new one a build a bathtub that we are planning to get in. 

In this article, I am going discuss a few things that will clear up most questions about your bathtub choice. 

Difference Between Build in 1800mm Bath and a Freestanding Bathtub.

Before we compare both, it will be a good idea to know the basic difference between a floor standing and a fitted 1800 bath. 

A build-in or fitted bath that comes in various sizes with a larger 1800mm bath fits along the wall into the alcove. It may be a corner or three sides walls where you can fit this type of bathtub. On its exposed side, the one that you will also use for getting into the bath, the bathtub panel or claddings are used under to hide away the plumbing. These are essential because after the alcove fitting there is gap that remains under it. 

It is not wrong to say that these baths are the most common baths in the UK due to their space-saving compact style and lower costs.   

Space Requirements 1800mm Bath and a Freestanding Bathtub

The space requirements are probably the most important aspect of choosing a bathtub. Baths regardless of their types come in various lengths, width, and depths. For example, the size range for a built-in or fitted bathtub starts from 1400mm x 700mm which is the smallest bath option. Then you have other sizes 1500mm, 1600mm, 1700mm, and then 1800mm bath. A 1700mm bath is usually suitable for a standard-size bathroom in the UK. However, if you want to go for a bit extra then 1800 bath is usually a choice. Smaller than these or larger than these sizes are usually less likely to be available. 

On the other hand, a freestanding bathtub is available in an even more variety of sizes, depths, and width. There are luxurious, designers and then standard all types of freestanding bath in different materials. So, the variety in sizes is overwhelming. Therefore, it all depends on you what size you want to go for or will be suitable for you. You will need to see the available space and personal requirements.  

So, one thing is clear to me here. That is, I will be able to save some space. Freestanding baths are usually bigger and can become the center of attention easily. I simply prefer something more prominent than a bath. That’s the one advantage of going with an 1800mm bath

Digging a Bit Deeper into the Pros and Cons of 1800mm Bath Vs. Freestanding Baths

The space-saving of 1800mm bath was already in my mind, but there are other convincing benefits of 1800 bath as well. These include

  • You can save bathroom space in comparison to a freestanding bathtub.
  • Build in bath with 1800mm length is suitable for a shower and bath combo. You can simply fit a shower head over one of its sides.
  • All of the plumbing will remain out of the eye with panels covering the bottom. This is not the case with freestanding bath. There is no way you can hide away pipework unless it is fitted along the wall. 
  • Another important advantage is that fitted bathtubs often cost lower than the freestanding bath. Though the price usually depends on the bathtub material, the acrylic bath is the most popular option Which you can buy for a couple of hundred pounds. In comparison, the freestanding bath is quite expensive and the price range may go up to thousands of pounds. 

There are a Few Cons Too

While you can only fit the 1800 bath at a specific place, the Freestanding bathtubs, on the other hand, offer more flexibility in terms of placement. They are moveable around easily, and they often come in a wide range of styles and materials. However, freestanding bathtubs can take up more space than fitted bathtubs, and they may not fit as well into smaller bathrooms. Ultimately, the choice between a fitted bathtub and a freestanding one is a matter of personal preference. Consider your needs and budget carefully before making your decision.