Do you have a somewhat atypical bathroom, for example with sloping ceilings, and a classic bathtub could not be suitable for it? Maybe the corner bath is your solution. Thanks to a corner bath, no more bathrooms that are too small or with a ceiling that is too sloping. But maybe it’s just a wish. Because the corner bathtub is also finding its place more and more frequently in so-called normal bathrooms. Its shape and relatively high water volume convince more and more people. Below you will find everything about the advantages, disadvantages but also the prices of a corner bath.
When to install a corner bath?
The corner bathtub is often chosen as an alternative to the standard bathtub. The reasons for choosing a corner bathtub range from lack of space to the unusual shape of the bathroom to personal preference. The corner bathtub is mainly installed in the conventional way when a sloping roof or a corner room restricts the possibility of installing a standard shower enclosure or bathtub. In addition, the corner bath is very popular with families, because its size allows bathing with children or bathing the children together – the shower cubicle or the classic bath being generally rather unsuitable for toddlers. However, considering the size and the associated water volume, you should ask yourself whether the installation really makes sense before buying a corner bath – there are also alternatives with lower water consumption.
A conventional corner bath measures approximately 140 x 140 centimeters. If you compare this value with the size of a classic rectangular bathtub (180 x 80 centimeters), one thing becomes very clear: the corner bathtub can be used by two people at the same time and is therefore particularly suitable for families. and all those who like to take their bath together. In addition, the corner bath can have many advantages even in very small rooms: the bath can be installed in a “niche” and does not require much space. But the corner bath can also compensate for the lack of a whirlpool in a wellness bathroom or in a spa area and can be used as a so-called wellness bath. Most modern corner baths also have a seat, which on the one hand allows more people to sit in the bath, but also allows bathing in a seated position. In addition, the corner bath can also be combined with a shower, thus expanding the area of application of the corner bath.
What are the pros and cons of a corner bath?
In some cases, the installation of a corner bath may be essential. But if there are other alternatives available, you should inform yourself enough before making a decision to find the best tub for your new bathroom. One of the biggest advantages of a corner bath is the possibility of placing this bath in the corner of your bathroom, logical! In addition, a corner bath usually offers more space than a conventional bath – so two people can use this bath at the same time. However, there remains a major disadvantage in that the bathtub has a relatively high filling volume and therefore relatively high costs may arise. In this context, weighing the pros and cons can be very helpful.
The advantages of the corner bath
- Can be installed in corners
- Often offers a lot of space and can therefore accommodate several people at the same time.
- Not suitable for all bathrooms unlike a standard tub which will fit most bathrooms.
- Has a comparatively high cost whereas a conventional bathtub can be purchased at a very favorable price
The disadvantages of the corner bath
What are the prices for a corner bath?
The purchase of a bathtub is often associated with higher costs than one would initially assume. In addition to the classic acquisition costs, especially for unusual bathtub models, there are also professional installation costs. When installing in a new home, costs can be slightly lower, as there is no tiling work and disposal costs (old items that need to be removed). In addition, the costs depend on the need to lay new pipes and the extent of the work on the bathroom wall and floor.
What should you pay attention to when buying a corner bath?
The quality of the material
When buying a corner bathtub, there are few differences compared to buying a conventional rectangular bathtub. With both variants, it is advisable not to make “bad savings” and to choose high-quality material. What material do you want for your new bathtub – rather inexpensive acrylic or another high-quality one?
The volume of the bath is particularly important when buying a corner bath. Accordingly, pay attention to the manufacturer’s liter specifications and make sure that you can actually supply enough hot water. Some corner baths even have a water volume of up to 350 liters – conventional rectangular baths usually only hold around 200 liters of water.
Are the standard dimensions (140×140 cm) sufficient or do you need a custom-made product?
Also consider the choice of color and accessories. Should the color of the bathtub go with the rest or should it have its own personality? Standard corner baths are usually in a classic shade of white. So if you have a special request, let a professional know.
How to install your corner bath – do you need a craftsman or can you install the bath yourself?