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As traditional baths go, a Victorian freestanding bath can form the jewel in the crown of your new Victorian style bathroom and create a stunning centrepiece. An indulgent, interior design statement, these soaking tubs look impressive and provide luxurious bathing. The right bath could be the cornerstone of your entire new bathroom design. A common feature of Victorian baths was decorative feet, the most recognisable style being a ball and claw foot, other traditional styles include lion heads and ornate patterns.
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We would highly recommend a cast iron or slipper bath to anyone looking to create a Victorian style bath. Slipper baths are a solid form with a raised back designed for laying long ways with head support, they're a wonderfully relaxing bathtub! Try the Imperial Hampton Freestanding Slipper Bath for a fantastic opulent bathing experience.
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More industrial or 1920’s looking traditional baths have solid metal feet with curves.
You may love the freestanding bath look but thought you don’t quite have enough space for a large 1900 or 1800mm long bath, but there are options out there for your bathroom for example Burlington have produced 2 products in particular that are worth looking at if you are looking for freestanding baths for small bathroom, in smaller 1500mm lengths: the Burlington Buckingham Bath and the Burlington Windsor Bath. These are great little traditional freestanding baths with beautiful contemporary-classic styling and a choice of foot design and colour on both. This will allow you to match the bath feet to the rest of your design perfectly from a choice of Classical (curved and opulent), Traditional (ornate ball and claw) or Period style (strong and industrial) feet. With Burlington freestanding baths with feet the options don’t end there, there are 3 more foot shapes: Ball and Claw, Arc and Classic all available in black white or chrome.
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You might love the look of a freestanding bath but need the practicality of a shower too, in British bathrooms we frequently have showerbaths, with a shower kit installed above a bath rather than a shower tray particularly in renovations to save on space. There are bath models out now that have the freestanding look, but fit into a corner, giving you the look you want with the function you need! An excellent example of this is the Burlington Hampton Traditional Showerbath, other baths that fit to the wall include the April Kildwick, The Old London Kenton and Royce Morgan Balmoral. Another popular option is to go for a bath filler tap that has a shower handset, this gives you the functionality of a shower for rinsing and cleaning on your freestanding bath.
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A number of bath shower screens are available, our favourites are the Burlington Hampton bath panel screen and the ClearGreen bath screen with access panel, the access panel is a very handy feature as it allows you to start the shower without having to get into the bath first, missing any cold shower spray which is a much more pleasant way to start up your shower! The Burlington Hampton screen in particular has lovely traditional Victorian styling and compliments a Victorian bathroom design wonderfully.