Adding Accessories to a Freestanding Bathtub
Adding accessories is an important part of any bathroom remodeling project. This is where you have the chance to add a personal touch while also improving the functionality of the space.
Your new freestanding bathtub makes a bold statement on its own, but you probably will need to add a few accessories to maximize your enjoyment. We’ve scoured the web for the best freestanding bathtub accessories out there. Here’s a short list of accessories that you’ll definitely want to consider.
Freestanding bathtub faucet
Obviously, you’ll need a means of filling your freestanding bathtub with water. Freestanding bathtub faucets are purpose built for this. Not only can you install a freestanding bathtub faucet away from the wall, they are available in a wide range of styles. Whether you’re looking for an old-fashioned faucet to complement a clawfoot tub or prefer a sleek and modern freestanding faucet with a wand such as Badeloft’s beautiful AT-02 freestanding faucet, filling a bathtub has never been so stylish!
Wooden bathtub caddy
Unlike their built-in counterparts, freestanding tubs don’t generally offer much nearby storage space which can become tricky when using soap, shampoo, and conditioner. A bathtub caddy solves this problem, but they aren’t all built equally. We especially like Badeloft’s wooden bathtub caddies, which are available in both dark and natural oak. Elegant and simple, these water-resistant caddies keep your bathing items nearby without getting in the way.
Wall-Mounted Soap and Shampoo Pumps
If your freestanding bathtub is within arm’s reach of a wall, consider installing wall-mounted pumps for your shampoo, conditioner, and body wash. Before installing them, consider whether you’ll access them while seated in the tub or when standing to shower.
Beautiful Tub-Side Stool
Here’s another option for stashing your items while bathing, a tub-side stool. Whether decorative or functional, or both, tub-side stools add visual interest to the room as well as a handy surface for fresh towels, reading material, or toiletries.
Similarly, you may want to place an elegant plant stand near the freestanding bathtub. Though plant stands are designed for potted plants, who’s to say you couldn’t use them as pretty storage racks for towels, massage oils, lotion, toiletries, and other necessities? If so inclined, you may want to include a few plants including flowering houseplants or fragrant herbs.
If you plan on showering in your freestanding bathtub, a shower curtain is needed to contain the shower spray. The days of boring vinyl shower curtains are long gone. For a dramatic look, use a curtain rod that mimics the shape of your tub (for example, an oval-shaped curtain rod for an oval tub), and hang ceiling to floor shower curtains. Sheer or clear shower curtains are lovely in a minimalist bathroom while a patterned shower curtain can add a dramatic punch of color. Oversized shower curtain rods that extend beyond the tub’s footprint are another option that help to prevent the shower curtain from rubbing against you while showering.
A luxurious bath mat
Even with a heated floor, you’ll want a bathmat as you step out of the tub to catch the drips and help prevent you from slipping. A slatted wood mat is an attractive alternative that adds a spa-like aesthetic to the space. If you’re interested in going green, a living moss bath mat is both stunning and intriguing.
If you prefer to keep your items handy within the bathtub, an over-the-rim caddy is a subtle way to do it. Often made of wire, these small caddies are placed over the rim and ready to accept your soap, loofah, shampoo, and other items. You can even find over-the-rim wine glass holders for your freestanding bathtub.
Another option for keeping items close at hand elegantly is to install shallow glass shelves nearby. They practically blend into the background when not in use, while providing you with a helpful area to place candles, wine glasses, and other items.
Heated towel racks and towel warmers are the ultimate luxury bathroom accessory, ensuring your continued comfort from the moment you step out of your freestanding bathtub. Signature Hardware has a large selection of wall-mounted, hard-wired, and plug-in standing towel warmers. These contemporary designs will look right at home alongside a Badeloft freestanding bathtub.
Each of the bathroom accessories listed above would work beautifully when paired with a freestanding bathtub. They either put items within easy reach, enhance the bathing experience, or help contain water — all while fitting in with the decor you’ve established within the space.