A bath is not a thing of the past

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT - With Tracey Hordern

CALL me crazy, but I love baths so much I once bought one and paid to have it in­stalled in a rental home (though, the land­lord pur­chased the bath when I quit the prop­erty).

There are many, though I ad­mit they are mainly women, who feel the same as I do about the hum­ble bath.

Many new homes and de­vel­op­ments do not in­clude a bath in their plans. It’s a di­vi­sive is­sue to be sure, but it’s worth ex­plor­ing the op­tions. For in­stance, many be­lieve the shower to be more eco­nom­i­cal, but this is not so. The re­al­ity is, baths use about half the wa­ter that your av­er­age shower con­sumes.

For many, it’s the space that a bath takes up that is the main con­sid­er­a­tion. Ac­cord­ing to realestate.com it is the smaller apart­ments com­prised of one or two bed­rooms that are far more likely to only have a shower.

Baths are es­pe­cially pop­u­lar for fam­i­lies with young chil­dren, as any mother would tell you.

With new ma­te­ri­als, bath de­signs have never been so at­trac­tive. There is the el­e­gance of the cast iron claw bath repli­cated in light­weight, easy to clean fi­bre­glass. Th­ese come in a num­ber of sizes and colours, al­low­ing for a bath to be in­stalled in al­most any bath­room.

There are also stun­ning, con­tem­po­rary bath de­signs, such as the sleek, egg shell-shaped bath that can trans­form the hum­ble bath­room into a stylish haven for re­lax­ing.

PHOTO: THINKSTOCK

◗ Baths re­main a sought-af­ter lux­ury item in many homes. SOAK UP THE LU X U RY A N D E N J OY

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