The corner of any room can represent wasted space, difficult to use or decorate. Corners are especially difficult to use efficiently in a small room like a bathroom. Many homeowners solve the issue by installing small corner baths in their bathrooms. However, a corner bath is not just for saving space–they are a practical and decorative way to furnish any size bathroom.
Manufacturers have come up with an amazingly varied line of these baths for buyers to choose from. They ensure they have something for everyone. The basic triangular tub that nestles completely within the corner’s angle is no longer the only way to go. It has disadvantages–the shape is not particularly compatible with the human form. Some corner tubs solve the problem by increasing the length of one leg of the triangle, so that the triangle’s “hypotenuse” is longer. These create more room and can provide a nearly standard-size tub. This is an especially promising option if the bathroom itself is rectangular rather than square, and the corner tub can take advantage of the additional length of one wall.
These corner tubs can accommodate any decorator theme, with surrounds made of cherry or mahogany hard wood, ceramic or tile. To separate the tub from the rest of a bathroom and create some privacy, create a little retaining wall and nestle one side of the corner tub along the new retaining wall instead of the bathroom wall (you will need to measure this carefully to be sure it will fit and not consume too much space in the room.) The retaining wall can be decorative itself, made of cement (check if flooring must be reinforced,) and then decorated with the same wood or tile material as the tub. The handy person can perhaps incorporate a hand safety rail or soap holders.
Another good idea is to select a corner bath that includes shower attachments on one wall. Rather than stepping over the edge of a tub, it has a door that opens up. It is designed to create a water-proof seal when it closes. You can have a shower and bath so each can bathe according to their personal preference. This makes even a tiny bathroom a full bath, and adds value to a home. These walk-in corner tubs are marketed frequently to seniors or handicapped individuals, who may have ailments problems that make it difficult to step up over a tub wall, or stand for long periods of time in a shower. Many of these walk-in tubs come with built in seats for those who cannot stand, to safely sit on. They also help avoid slips and falls in the bathtub, an unfortunately quite common accident in homes. So don’t pass by the corner bathtub display at your home improvement store, check them out–they can improve the looks and value of any bathroom in any home.