When you imagine a traditional bath, a freestanding white tub with a big rolled edge is likely what comes to mind.
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It’s easy to imagine that such a bath could only work in a room that is equally committed to a dramatic traditional style. However, more and more young homeowners are opting for this kind of bath without having a matching theme. Instead they are creating a hybrid bathroom that spans multiple styles.
The big freestanding tub is increasingly sought-after, in part because it is a statement of luxury, but more than that it’s a practical way to relax at the end of a long day. The latter is a tricky thing to attain in society’s increasingly fast-paced and stressful environment.
Another reason this type of bath is becoming increasingly popular is because of the variety it can bring to a room.
Many bathroom designers are providing a wide array of vibrant colours for the bath’s outer wall that adds a striking modern twist, as well as helping homeowners to tie it in to their surrounding colour themes. Victoria & Albert are doing a great job of this at the moment and have some truly show-stopping colour options, like this yellow Napoli tub below.
When you take all this into consideration, the so called ‘traditional’ roll top tub is much more versatile than generally accepted. Bring on the new age of hybrid styles.