If you need to save space in your bathroom, you might be imagining a life bereft of baths. For anyone who counts on the relaxation of a bath to dissolve the difficulties of the day, that’s a terrible prospect. Enter corner baths, the space-saving hero of small bathrooms everywhere. The average corner bath is shorter than a standard bath, but deeper so that you can enjoy a spa-level soak without ever feeling cramped or short on space. Corner baths have come a long way in recent years, and there are dozens of styles and shapes available to suit every preference and bathroom. Before you go shopping, you should know your options.
In its most simple incarnation, a corner bath has two straight sides of equal length, which meet at a right angle. This is the part which tucks into the corner. There is also a gently rounded side which extends out into the room. This lovely Beo Lagoon is an excellent example of this type of bath. You can see how deep the bath is, and the relaxing slope of the sides which allow for comfortable lounging.
If you have a little more room to work with, an offset corner bath can offer you the best of both worlds. In this type, one side is longer than the other. This gives you even more space to stretch out your legs. A fine example is the beautiful Carron Omega.
Do you need right or left handed?
To find the best for your space, you need to know which orientation makes the most sense. Both regular and offset corner baths come in right-hand and left-handed versions as witnessed in these lovely Duravit Paiova Corner Right and Paiova Corner Left models.
With the many beautiful models on the market today, you can get creative with the shape of the bathtub. However, square and rectangular aren't only the choices. The shape of most corner baths means that there’s usually a bit of extra room where the bath meets the corner. Some smart models, like this VitrA Optima, make great use of this by adding in seat. It’s an excellent way to save water and time when you just want to soak your feet or have a quick wash, and when not in use it’s a nice area to store bath potions, accessories and rubber ducks.
Upgrade to the wonder of a whirlpool bath.
The depth of most corner baths makes them ideal for hydrotherapy, and choosing a whirlpool corner bath with jets is an incredible way to add a true touch of luxury to your bathing experience. This Trojan Orlando is a wonderful example of big things coming in small packages. It has a tiny floor footprint but brings you all the massage and relaxation benefits of a spa, right in your own bathroom.
We offer huge discounts on baths from Trojan & Aqva, and they are available with various options including large and small sizes.