A Corner Bath or a Back to Wall Bath: Which is Best for You?

This week on the Drench blog we soak up one of the latest home bathroom trends, that being the world of the corner bath and the back to wall bath.

First, we will share the reasoning behind the growth of this trend. Then, we’ll tap into some of the finest corner baths and back to wall baths, not to mention tap mixers and accessories, waiting for you in Drench’s expansive online store.

What’s All The Fuss About Corner and Back to Wall Baths?

Both corner baths and back to wall baths have been around for a long time – almost as long as right angles have featured in interior wall layouts, one might say – yet were not very popular back in the days of the classic freestanding bath with feet and other such traditional bath designs.

Though as the nineties brought higher buildings, smaller apartments and ongoing urbanisation, space saving baths grew in significance to property developers and home renovators alike.

And with modern bathroom styling carving out a decidedly minimalist, sleek approach, the corner bath and back to wall bath are becoming more popular than ever in contemporary small bathrooms – as well as larger bathrooms.

So whether your apartment cries out for the most space saving bath possible or you simply want a compact soak, we’ve got you covered. You’ll also see that these bath shapes needn’t be small at all nowadays!

Mixing in Taps

You’ll see many of the corner baths and back to wall baths featured do not come with taps. Keep an eye out for our tap mixer suggestions so you can create the perfect accents for your new corner or back to wall bath.

Most baths Drench provide are undrilled for you to position your taps as you please; often, adding your own personal touch of style can make your luxurious bathroom feel all the more special.

Corner Baths

First up is the corner bath, with all its versatile space-saving offerings backed up by fresh aesthetic potential. They are one of the best baths for small bathrooms but you can put them wherever you wish, of course.

An excellent corner bath versatility is its wider rim along the two wall-adjoining bathtub edges. This makes corner baths even better space saving bath options, opening up countless deck filler options alongside space for bathroom accessories such as soap, a glass of wine, scented candles or even a tablet to watch your favourite shows on! (Please be careful with any electronics around water!)

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Corner baths come in a few options to provide bathroom renovators with great flexibility, with most offering left and right hand corner bath options. When asked which corner bath we would recommend, there’s a couple of units our expert team tend to turn to.

First is this Theodore Offset Corner Bath & Panel, a minimal offset corner bath available for just £259.99 in both left and right hand options. Its lightweight lucite acrylic composition makes installation easy, and its curved sides are accompanied by an included leg set.

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Another Drench corner bath classic is the Eastbrook Status Carronite Double-Ended Bath at just £719.99. Here we have a bath that fits into the corner of the bathroom yet features a typical double ended bathtub shape. Its longer cavity is perfect for less wide bathrooms, and would do well with the sleek styling of the £100 Vellamo Forte Bath Shower Mixer Tap.

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Eastbrook Bathrooms create some fantastically reliable bathroom units – the Carronite is a potent white corner bath choice available in left and right hand corner bath options, and equipped with a 30 year guarantee that displays the unit’s reliability. Not to mention the fact it has a powerful heat conductor that holds warmth an average of 20 minutes longer than basic acrylic bath constructions, resulting in more enjoyable bathing and lessened bills!

Back to Wall Baths

Now, if a corner bath is not the one for your bathroom renovation, perhaps a back to wall bath is the clear solution. If you are not yet certain, you surely will be following this foray into four of Drench’s very best back to wall bath beauties.

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Whether modern or traditional bath designs tickle your fancy, our range of back to wall baths has it all. The versatility of the back-to wall bath is what makes it such a popular bath for modern bathrooms – with one length of the bath joining the bathroom wall it much like the corner bath, provides a functional widened rim for inventive tap positioning as well as bathroom space saving features! And of course, a place to position your rubber duckies.

First up, a cracking example of the visual potential brought forward by the back to wall bath. You would never believe the Burlington Avant Garde Back to Wall Roll Top Bath with Luxury Feet costs just £881.98, incorporating so much stunning style with its lucite acrylic form as it combines all of the prestige of a contemporary freestanding tub with back to wall functionality.

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The Avant Garde’s iconic claw feet come in a range of black, white and chrome finishes as well as the option to be switched out for the same three illustrious finishes in both classic and arc footed shapes.

Next, the BC Designs Ancora Back to Wall Bath. This £1,189.99 back to wall freestanding bath features inner and outer bath layers bonded seamlessly via Acrymite, an acrylic combining procedure BC Designs have championed.

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Smooth edges make for a truly beautiful back to wall bathing experience within a contemporary design that would be a great match with the equally sleek Vellamo Twist Matt Black 4 Hole Bath Shower Mixer Tap & Shower Kit for just £249.98.

Sleek, simple, affordable – the £400 Marina Back to Wall Bath and Panel is our third back to wall bath selection and one of our customer favourites for those three exact reasons. Double ended to suit traditional bathtub shaping, you can also upgrade this Marina unit with Eternalite reinforcement for a mere £70 extra.

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Curvaceous, crisp and every bit as strong as cast iron baths, a clear example why the back to wall bath is one of the best baths for contemporary bathrooms – not to mention small bathrooms! The Marina is a fantastic choice for admirers of BC Designs’ Ancora whose budgets aren’t as high yet tastes are as refined.

Our fourth, final back to wall bath selection is this Julia Freestanding Back to Wall Acrylic Bath for £1,100.99. The Julia incorporates freestanding bath looks with the best back to wall functionality. The result is a classy bathing experience with sleek high-rise sides, enhanced further by improved heat retention and accompanied by an included waste and 25 year manufacturer guarantee.

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The angular presentation of the Julia speaks wonders of what is really possible with the simple shaping of a bathtub. Who would have thought baths to be one of the apexes of simplicity in high performance interactive design? Fortunately for the Drench team, such revelations come daily.

When One Just Won’t Do

We’ve all at one point had to choose between two bathroom units offering different features – with the following gem, however, your wish can be granted.

The Jasmine Corner Back to Wall J Shaped Shower Bath and Panel incorporates both corner and back to wall features – and at a mere £279.98, the Jasmine makes just as much of an impression in value as it does in style!

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Available in left and right handed options as you would expect, then with a lifetime guarantee you may not, the Jasmine is sure to be a staple in your home for as long as you’ll allow her the honour.

It would certainly be rude to pair such a unique bath with anything less than a unique tap. And while Drench knows of many that would work well, we would highly recommend you start your search with this Crosswater Zest Shower/Bath Waterfall Filler for £353.99. It can also be used as a waterfall shower head or simply as a stunning waterfall bath filler to complement your back to wall bath.

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It’s an incredible unit at the height of progressive tap design – incorporate it into your home bathroom now for a finish of unrivalled sleekness. And you can thank us later for the hours of tap shopping saved!

Baths for Small Bathrooms – Or Big Ones!

We hope the above selection shows you needn’t necessarily put a small bath in a small bathroom.

The real limit is your creativity, which you have now expanded even further with the brilliant brands whose products we have just featured. Don’t restrict yourself to tired traditions of what bath should go in which part of what sized bathroom!

Check out our huge range of corner baths and back to wall baths (as well as those unique specimens like the Jasmine that blur lines further) and make your bathing experience truly one of a kind!

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