Is a Bath the Key to a Good Bathroom?

Is a Bath the Key to a Good Bathroom?
October 1, 2013

There is no doubt that larger sized showers are an increasingly popular feature in the modern New Zealand bathroom. However, does this feature  come at the expense of a bath?

Athena FPB Sept 2013 additional image 3There are many reasons why someone may want to replace their bath with a shower enclosure, the main reasons being to create space or simply that a bath doesn’t suit the lifestyle of those using the space. While jumping in the shower daily is convenient, don’t underestimate the luxury of a hot relaxing soak as the perfect way to reduce the pressures of daily life.

An important factor to consider when planning a new bathroom is its potential contribution to the homes resale appeal. While the value of the property may not be affected by the absence of a bath, you do run the risk of limiting your market. People who see the bathroom as a sanctuary – somewhere to relax and unwind in their own home, place a great deal of importance on the room’s features. Additionally, for a young family a bath is often extremely important.

Baths are certainly experiencing a resurgence in new and renovated homes, especially in the free-standing bath space. Nothing makes a statement of luxury like a free-standing bath and increasingly people are seeking this level of refinement for their homes.

While a free-standing bath can cost more than the traditional “built in” bath, a stand-alone bath does not need framing or tiling around, which can potentially reduce the overall cost.

Where space is limited, the use of a shower over bath rather than a separate shower and bath situation is recommended. This option saves a lot of space while retaining dual functionality.

Athena FPB Sept 2013 additional image 2Athena offers a stunning range of free-standing and built in baths that exhibit strong balanced shapes and clean modern lines designed to form the centre piece of any bathroom.

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