Introducing the Wave & Spa Freestanding baths...

What makes the perfect bath? For some it’s slipping into steaming hot water, for others a cool quick dip to awaken the senses, or a luxuriously long, sud-filled soak. When it comes to the ideal accompaniments - candles, wine, music, the list is almost endless. No matter how you enjoy your bath, Waters Baths of Ashbourne believe that it should be exceptional every time. That’s why we bring together traditional qualities, such as hand-finishing, contemporary styling, innovative manufacturing techniques and premium quality materials. Waters Baths of Ashbourne are a brand with a reputation for creating beautiful and contemporary freestanding baths. Since 2011 we have been driven with a passion to create spectacular centre piece freestanding baths, we are committed to deliver stunning, quality, distinctive products with an un-paralleled customer service, and after extensive development we are pleased to announce two new exciting additions to our popular i-Line collection, the Slip and Spa freestanding baths.

Breathe deeply as you immerse yourself in Slip. Deeper at one end so you can lie back and enjoy unprecedented relaxation. Indulge yourself with a glass of wine, lower the lights and soak away the stresses of your day. Spoil yourself in our luxury Spa bath – Set aside an evening of rejuvenation, relaxation and self rewarding peace and quiet creating an intimate environment for you and your thoughts. With beautiful curves and a supporting heightened ends the Spa bath is an ideal addition to your bathroom. These two new freestanding baths use the same quality materials that all our baths are made from which is100% Lucite acrylic material, to BS/EN standard colour regulations ensuring it fits seamlessly with other items in your bathroom and its fully UV stable and abrasion resistant, ensuring a long life.

The launch of the two new stunning models added to the popular i-Line collection of freestanding baths., are the first exciting additions since the initial launch, the new models will slot straight in with the existing i-Line models. The i-Line baths are ergonomically designed to hug your back and support your shoulders and their super thin design allows for even deeper levels of submersion - meaning no cold toes or knees - making it perfect to sooth aching limbs. As the ultimate statement in quality and style, our baths are always inspirational and recommended by architects, specifiers and interior designers. By choosing a freestanding bath from Waters Baths of Ashbourne, rest-assured you’ve made an investment that will last a lifetime.

Luxury Bathrooms

The freestanding bathtub is a stunning luxury, and a freestanding bath is a perfect centrepiece for any luxury bathroom. There are plenty of exquisite new freestanding bathtubs on the market, and loads of vintage styles if you are looking to create a period bathroom haven. Although bathrooms play a very important role in our lives, it doesn’t mean that they must to be designed solely for practical purposes. We spend hours grooming ourselves in the bathroom so why not make it an enjoyable area to be in. Soaking in the bathtub is of course a great way to unwind and many homeowners take up this option at the end of a hard day’s work. Relaxing is always easier when you are in plush surroundings. As a result we are seeing an increasing number of homeowners looking to install luxury bathrooms. But what makes a great luxury bathroom?


If your desire is a luxury bathroom then start by finding a bathtub that provides a bit of indulgence. Perhaps you will opt for a bath with a Jacuzzi system fitted and let the bubbles massage away your stresses?  Or maybe you prefer a larger bath that is big enough for two people to share such as a luxury freestanding bathtub? Whichever option you decide on; be sure not to go overboard and choose a model that is too big for the room. Otherwise you may end up with a cluttered look that destroys the relaxing vibe you are aiming for.


Whilst you are never going to climb in the sink for a quick dip at the end of the day, the item is a very important piece in the bathroom. So if you have enough scope to incorporate a larger sink, then do so. You will find that the extra space can make these tasks more relaxing. Having more sink space allows beautiful product displays in the bathroom, perfect for those who like to have everything close to hand. Also, make sure that you purchase quality taps for the sink and bathtub to complete its aesthetical appeal. If going for a freestanding bath, floor standing taps can give a bathroom an instant wow factor and should always be considered if the room is available. Selecting your fixtures will help add the finishing touches to your bathroom design. For example, a nice heated chrome towel rail can both look great and provide a warm towel when you finally decide to get out of the bath. Additionally, a large mirror on one of the walls can help to make the bathroom feel more spacious than it actually is. For more information on Waters Baths of Ashbourne and to download our Spec Sheets, and 3D data files to create your own luxury bathrooms head over to our downloads page. 

Bathroom Inspiration. Less is more


We’ve all heard the saying: less is more. But what about when it comes to colour? If you're looking for bathroom design inspiration then look no further than the glitzy bathroom suites found in hotel rooms. The use of colour is often minimal and this is based around the idea that a tiny bit of colour can actually be a very powerful design tool.

Over recent years there has been the temptation by some to inject a lot of colour into bathroom, the popularity of bold feature walls can't be denied, but sometimes there is another way to use colour in a bathroom. If your bathroom is open and spacious, you can get away with using more colour. If the bathroom is small, bolder colours or large areas in a solid colour can make it appear even smaller and more cramped. For that large bathroom, try using a statement colour on your walls, but keep all your appliances in a plain single colour.

The white fixtures will contrast the bright colours, being easy on the eye but very stylish. The contrasting black and white have a minimalistic and very stylish feeling that makes the room look much more expensive, its also a very popular colour scheme at the moment. Many of these types of rooms can hide personality though, so to brighten them up a little, try installing some colourful accessories. Just make sure that the accessories are all in complementary colours to avoid your once stylish bathroom looking overly cluttered

The Perfect Bubble Bath

If like many, you have invested heavily in turning your bathroom into your own personal sanctuary with a glorious freestanding bath, luxury towel warmers, a plethora of matching accessories and scented candles, all in search of the relaxing bath experience, then you need to make sure your getting the most out of your new found haven. To gain the ultimate bathing experience experiment with what works for you, choose a selection of relaxing scents, but no what works best and when to use them. Certain scents such as mint are meant to be stimulating and are best used in the morning when you might be in need of a refreshing bathing experience.

Scents like lavender and chamomile are intended to be relaxing and are a much better choice for your night time bath. You can use scented bath salts or a few drops of essential oil to infuse your bath water with your desired scent. Pay attention to lighting, less is more. Less lighting the better, turn the lights off and use candles to provide a dim and relaxing backdrop. It’s even better if you match your candle scent to your bath scent. If you add lavender essential oil to your bath, use lavender-scented candles as well.


Freestanding health benefits

A warm bath is perfect hydrotherapy, and despite the fact you probably already enjoy a nice hot bath, you may not be benefiting its full therapeutic potential. To get the most out of a hot soak, you need to understand the benefits and what it’s doing for you. A hot bath is calming and relaxing, especially in a larger freestanding bathtub with more room to spread out to maximize your relaxation, you can drift away from your troubles. The key is heat, not having the bath too hot as this actually has a negative effect on your body getting your nervous system revved up, and thus the relaxation is a bit of an illusion. In fact many people often struggle to sleep well after a particularly hot bath, enduring intense heat can be tiring. Your circulatory system has to do a lot of work to cope with high temperatures. A warm bath can be used as an effective treatment for certain kinds of muscular aches and pains. immersing yourself in hot water can do something for aching muscles as warm skin relaxes the muscles.


A hot bath can be great for lower back pain despite the misconceptions, the majority of low back pain is essentially muscular in nature. Specifically, the cause of most back pain is knots in your muscles, which can cause far more grief than most people realise and yet they are relatively treatable. A little reassurance, rubbing, and a hot bath go a surprisingly long way, even with the most horrendous case of low back pain. A hot bath is amazingly good therapy for back pain.

The height of fashion and ultimate luxury

If you have the makeover bug, but not quite enough in your budget to cure it, fear not you can still create a luxury Bathroom retreat. Using current bathroom remodel trends you will be able to create somewhere you’ll want to spend quality time and you can do this by adding simple style with a few simple accessories that also double up to solve your bathroom storage problems. Inexpensive tricks for small room décor can be simple uses of classic themes utilizing textures and colour. Using inspired choices for a classy bathroom makeover take advantage of practical daily solutions with coordinated style. Put your best items on show, placed in complementary bathroom accessories, and store the rest away. You’ll have a simple, well-organized bathroom that not only looks smart, but works spectacularly well too.

Give your bathroom the feeling of a day spa. The ultimate aim in a renovation is to create an oasis, a place to escape from a difficult day and unwind in a personal spa like sanctuary. Display your make-up, nail polishes and lotions neatly in attractive organisers; use matching accessory holders to keep things tidy after all we all know that cosmetics stacked away in drawers can be hard to find. The extra breathing space created in drawers and cabinets means your other bathroom necessities can be better organised too. If you have a small bathroom where cupboards are in short supply, remember that you can always build up rather than out. Use simple shelving that will create instant bathroom storage for towels, add drawers for a tidy finish. Their cool simplicity won’t clash with any colour scheme so they match bathrooms of any style or theme.

What is more luxurious than a freestanding bath? Freestanding bathtubs are the height of fashion and ultimate luxury, and now come in sizes that cater for even the smallest room and come in a whole range of modern and vintage styles. New powerful steam showers, body sprays, and hydro-massage shower heads are fantastic additions to the bathroom alongside stylish towel warmers and heated floors, but is there anything better than a beautiful freestanding bath when it comes to a bathroom makeover?

Why? The beauty of installing a freestanding bath is the lack of hassle associated with its positioning. Unlike a built in tub the homeowner can chose an area to position the bath with ease, providing the necessary pipe work is already in place of course. Unlike alternative styles of baths, these baths range greatly in shape and size, allowing you to choose exactly which one will make the biggest impact on your bathroom. Whether you’re looking to add traditional class or a sense of chic, contemporary style, there is certainly the perfect bath out there for you to create your ultimate Bathroom retreat.

Why Choose a Freestanding Bath

The Freestanding Bath tub is a beautiful luxury, certainly not the typical feature in a standard bathroom. However, if you are looking at a change from the standard three-piece white suite seen in most bathrooms, then perhaps its time to reconsider your bathing options. Gone are the days of heavy freestanding baths that required reinforced floors, and now a large influx of bathtubs come in a variety of sizes, materials and shapes give you a total new outlook on choice.

The benefit of a luxury freestanding bathtub over a traditional style bath is that you aren’t restricted to a particular position for it. For example with a lot of more conventional baths, you have to choose one that fits to a certain side of your bathroom as they generally only have one side which has been designed for getting in and out of whilst the other has been designed to sit flush against a wall. A freestanding bath allows you to put it anywhere in the room so feel free to put it right in the centre to create a centrepiece for the bathroom. When it comes to selecting a freestanding bath, there are more design options available to you. This is not only because bathroom designers enjoy designing more elaborate freestanding baths, but also because traditionally it was these types of baths that were installed into grand homes so there are a number of antique and vintage options available too.

A Freestanding bath can offer you a immersive bathing experience, which offers a perfect opportunity to slip into a deep bath filled with bubbles for a more luxurious bathing experience. Freestanding baths tend to be filled to the top allowing you to spend hours relaxing in tranquility. Another advantage of putting a freestanding bath in your home is that it makes a real style statement. Typically associated with luxurious hotels and those swanky New York apartments, a freestanding bath makes a statement. Whatever your reason for choosing a freestanding bath for your bathroom, there are a wide range of styles and sizes now available allowing you to make the choice that suits your needs and perfect for your home.

Introducing the 1500mm range of luxury freestanding baths from Waters Baths of Ashbourne

Create a stunning bathroom centrepiece in the smallest of bathrooms...


So you decide to give the smallest (in most cases) room in the house a makeover, the bathroom. Fantastic decision as a contemporary bathroom makeover can often be a brilliant investment both on the property value and the ability to relax and unwind in a luxurious freestanding bath after a hard days work. These days, choosing a new style for your bathroom is not so easy, as there are so many beautiful and varied styles to choose from. Size is often a deciding factor when it comes to bathroom suites, but is bigger always better?

The new range of Waters Freestanding Luxury baths now come in a fantastic compact size of 1500mm in the Pool, Stream, Marsh and Brook models. With a versatile range of designs, the 1500 freestanding bath is perfect as a centerpiece for any bathroom. A 1500mm Waters freestanding bath is big in volume but takes up only a small area in the bathroom, perfect for those homes short on space. The benefit of a freestanding bath is that if you don’t want a standard bathtub that has to be fixed against a wall, you can easily position a freestanding bath anywhere, which means it can even be put in the middle of the bathroom, providing plumbing for the waste can go through the floor.

When you decide to order a freestanding bath you will realize what a fantastic investment you have made for your bathroom and furthermore as an investment to add value to your home. Because most Luxury Freestanding baths are a brilliant white, you can match it with any wallpaper or paint, and it will never look out of place. Furthermore Waters Baths of Ashbourne are currently working on a range of exclusive colour models of their most popular ranges such as the Pool, Brook and Stream. Due to the fact that the Waters Baths of Ashbourne freestanding baths are widely sought after these days, you can find a wide range of styles in a select number of bathroom showrooms, to find your nearest showroom you can use the Dealer locator on the Waters Baths of Ashbourne website.

Waters Baths of Ashbourne have also teamed up with Real Homes Magazine to celebrate the launch of the new 1500mm i-Line collection of freestanding baths. Suited to smaller spaces, and a show-stopping centrepiece to any bathroom project. The new designs let you indulge in the bath you always wanted, in the space that you have available. One lucky winner will receive a luxurious pamper package worth £250 to melt away the stress of the day. This includes a wicker hamper filled with luxury bath oils, a fluffy bathrobe, a bottle of bubbly and a box of divine Belgian chocolates!

Spring is in the Air

Spring is in the Air and with a new year fast upon us, now is most certainly the time for a bathroom renovation. It doesn’t matter if you’re looking to create an entirely new bathroom suite or instead just wish to make some minor alterations to a few accessories – even maybe give it a fresh coat of paint, giving your rest room a fresh lease of life is an essential part of keeping your home both attractive and comfortable.

The bathroom in particular along with the Kitchen is one of the most used rooms in the house, and therefore particular care and consideration must be taken when creating fresh design ideas to incorporate into this popular space.

A well designed décor really can make the biggest difference to your bathroom space, regardless of whether you’re looking to create a modern contemporary rest room or something a little more classic and traditional in an older home.

The most important aspects to remember when revitalising your bathroom are as follows:

  • Colour Schemes: Probably the most important factor to take into account is the colour scheme that will suit your bathroom best. Whites and creams are both popular options for both modern and traditional bathrooms, and pastoral tones such as blues and greens are often used to add a fresh feel to the surroundings.
  • Ceramics and Furniture: You will also need to pay close attention to what you include and how much space it is likely to take up. It’s essential that anything you add to your bathroom doesn’t make it feel overly cramped or claustrophobic, all whilst co-ordinating nicely with the colour scheme you have chosen.
  • Accessories: The final piece of the jigsaw is adding the right accessories to give your bathroom a complete and continuous style that should never be underrated. Small additions such as taps, wall hung accessories, towel rails and the correct flooring are now all available in a massive range of shapes and styles to ensure that they co-ordinate with the style you want to achieve.

Regardless of the changes you choose to make, it’s really important to create a thorough plan of action before any work commences, as this can often result in minor renovation disasters. Create a detailed plan of the measurements of the space that you have available, and pencil in the fixtures you wish to include to generate a rough idea of the general layout of your new space.