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Freestanding Baths -Transforming into an iconic Victorian-era Powder Room

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When considering a classic style for your bathroom transformation, the Victorian-era offers timeless freestanding baths inspiration, which can spruce up and add a touch of glamour to any dull bathroom.

The Victorian period, the era of Queen Victoria’s reign between June 1837 and January 1901, was a highly progressive timeline in British history; the miracle of indoor plumbing originated, public baths were established for all, while wealthy families built splendid bathrooms in their mansions, complete with freestanding baths and decorative basins. When it comes to current bathroom inspiration, many homeowners still look back fondly to the past. And for those seeking to recreate a powder-room reminiscent of an opulent Victorian bathroom, you’ll be glad to know that freestanding baths of this era are just as popular now as when they first came into existence in the mid-1800’s.

A Classic Bathroom in a Compact Space

In our previous Blog, we explored the property trends towards modern bathtubs in smaller bathrooms. Interestingly, this draws a parallel to Victorian bathrooms which were also small and narrow in scale, accommodating small bathtubs to fit into the bathing space. Transforming your bathroom is largely a matter of space and comfort. With the addition of compact freestanding baths, you can enjoy just as much comfort and rejuvenation as in a larger tub. Bathrooms can become every bit as lavish as kitchens and bedrooms. The Julia Bathtub from the DADO Compact Range is a stunning illustration of a compact bathtub that brings Victorian-era style into a classic, luxury bathroom. For those blessed with an expanse of floor space, the Victoria bathtub is the quintessential classic bath to complement your master bathroom.

The Ball and Claw Bathtub – Making its Mark!

One of the most iconic images of the Victorian-era powder rooms has to be ‘ball-and-claw’ freestanding baths. Traditionally made entirely from cast-iron, they weighed a tonne and did not retain heat very well. With modern designs experimenting with lightweight materials, these classic chic bathtubs are making a strong comeback. Moulded into what are known as “slipper baths”, they make a striking impact in any bathroom design that they are incorporated into. The Sophia Slipper Bathtub, from the DADO Classic Range of freestanding bathtubs, is a luxurious modern interpretation of this Victorian-era ablution room favourite.

DADO

DADO is a luxury bathroom ware brand established in 2007 and renowned for luxurious freestanding baths and basins, which are manufactured from their own unique DADOquartz material. Whether you are creating an oasis of luxury in a small bathroom or looking to add a timeless masterpiece to your master bathroom, DADO offers more than 25 different designs, leaving you spoilt for choice. Find your nearest DADO distributor today using our online Store Locator.

 

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Modern Bathtubs – Property Trends Towards Smaller Bathrooms

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Modern bathtubs in smaller bathrooms are undergoing quite a revolution in recent times as urban property trends present a design challenge of making the most out of compact spaces.

Smaller bathrooms require a minimalist approach and the need to scale down becomes a priority in smaller bathroom design. Taking unnecessary items out of the space, it opens up a luxurious ‘focal point’ to your bathroom, allowing you to invest in a modern bathtub that compliments your overall theme and transforms your bathing area into your own personal ‘spa’. In our previous Blog, we outlined the functional and aesthetic benefits of investing in a set of matching freestanding basins for your luxury bathroom. If you own a modern apartment or house and yearn for a large tub, compact modern bathtubs offer the perfect fit for your smaller bathroom. Get ready to re-acquaint yourself with the ultimate bathing experience!

Immerse yourself in more space than you think!

Owning a smaller property shouldn’t deny you all the luxuries and treats of its larger counterpart. Rather than visualizing modern bathtubs by the available square metres of your bathroom, look at the space opportunities from the floor to the roof. By literally thinking ‘deep down’, you can add a statement piece to your home with the addition of a ‘soaker tub’. The extra height in a compact bathtub such as the Ava bath from the DADO freestanding modern bathtubs range is crafted with the modern apartment or townhouse in mind. The deeper profile of this compact bathtub allows you to immerse yourself and enjoy the same relaxing experience as a larger tub.

Modern Bathroom Trends influenced by Urban Living Trends.

As the demand for urban dwellings increases, property developers have been forced to build upwards, creating smaller living spaces. This has given rise to ‘compact living’, where bathroom designers have been presented with new creative possibilities to fuse luxury and style into smaller homes. The addition a modern bathtub adds an artistic presence to a free-flowing space, in addition to functionality and aesthetic beauty. For a more classic look, the Julia bathtub from DADO’s compact freestanding bathtub range blends luxury into a classic bathroom theme with the compact dimensions to fit into almost any bathroom.

DADO

DADO is a luxury bathroom ware brand established in 2007 and featured at the forefront of the latest bathroom trends. In addition to the compact range of freestanding bathtubs, DADO also manufactures a wide range of modern and classic freestanding bathtubs accompanied by complementary freestanding basins, using our own unique DADOquartz material. Contact DADO today or find your nearest DADO distributor from our Store Locator to view our products and transform your bathroom into a luxurious retreat.

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Emerging freestanding Bathroom Trends

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A Freestanding bathroom continues to play a central role in the shift in lifestyle design, and from the sketches of the world’s top designers, we are witnessing the emergence of beautiful features with a great deal of individuality.

In our previous Blog article, we discussed bathroom remodelling tips for homeowners that are set to become the emerging trends of 2018. Following on from this, we explore the emerging freestanding bathroom trends that are dominating the minds of designers, architects, and homeowners, and playing a key role in this exciting market. The purpose of a bathroom has, up until recent times, been purely seen as a functional area, a place to shower and bathe and get on with the day. However, people have gradually grown an appreciation of the bath space as something much more than that – a place of relaxation, wellness and rejuvenation. This has led to an emergence of contemporary trends that treat the bathroom as a personal sanctuary, an escape from the pressure and stresses of daily life.

Seeing the wider picture in the home.

The bathroom space is no longer a humble box room, and homeowners are now sensibly investing in freestanding bathroom appliances that transform the shape of their entire home.

Merging your bathroom to the Master Bedroom

While freestanding bathrooms have always proved popular with both the elite and the masses, their look and feel have evolved significantly in the 21st century. Gone are the days of the cast iron baths, which were both bulky and strenuous to maintain. In its place, there has been an emergence of both contemporary and chic freestanding tubs and basins. The classic Victorian has also been given a refreshing overhaul with a more minimalist design that still maintains its luxurious feel, and sits perfectly in the master bedroom. The Victoria Bath, from DADO’s Classic Range, is a seamless example of this.

Natural Stone Finishes to the fore

With an emerging design of freestanding bathroom finishes blending into the greater environment of the bathroom, stone and natural finishes are becoming more popular. In particular, quartz and other resin materials create a natural stone appearance that is incredibly strong and crafted to sit as ‘works of art’ in the bathroom.

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With a Standard, City, and Classic freestanding bathtub and complementary basin range, DADO is at the forefront of the latest bathroom trends and have a design solution for every bathroom.  Using the latest manufacturing technology and innovation, Dado’s freestanding bathtubs and basins are manufactured from our own unique DADOquartz material. We are known for our timeless sophisticated designs like the Acanthus, Moloko and Deonne bathtubs and complementary basins. As a testament to the exceptional durability of all our products, we back up our work with a 25 Year Warranty on all baths and basins. Visit our online showroom today, and find the next centrepiece for your bathroom space.

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