Bathroom profile: Lustre and shine

Article by Simply You


Bold baths
A freestanding tub makes a gorgeous bathroom centrepiece. Conjuring up an affluent, elegant aura, standalone bathtubs take a bathroom from practical to palatial. With materials ranging from ceramic and metallic to stone and even wood, you can choose a freestanding tub that suits any bathroom style and soak in spa-like luxury every day.

Expert advice: Choosing a freestanding bathtub with legs as opposed to a solid base, will help to create a sense of space in smaller bathrooms.


Instead of viewing tapware and other such fixtures as interruptions to your bathroom style, make them features instead. Look for metallic tapware (as opposed to the usual chrome) and flexible hand showers.

Writer: Diana Clarke
Photography: Maree Homer/Michael Omm/-Scott Hawkins/

Create the home of your dreams with Shop Your Home and Garden