Written by Hayley Gilbert

Best baths: 9 of the most beautiful tubs for 2021

Give your bathroom a statement centrepiece with a luxurious tub, perfect for a relaxing soak at the end of a long day.

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A long soak in the bath is a perfect pastime during the colder months, but if the state of your bath leaves a little to be desired, it can mean you can’t quite fully unwind into the tub.

Upgrade for 2021 by choosing one of these beautiful and functional new baths for your bathroom, handpicked by Good Homes’ bathroom expert.

Best for… colour

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Keep up with the latest trends by having your bath painted in Dulux’s Colour of the Year 2021, Brave Ground or Pantone’s Colour of the Year Illuminating. These shades should complement all bathroom schemes and it looks stunning on BC Designs’ Boat bath, which can be finished in any exterior eggshell paint you like. From £1,480

Best for… space saving

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Make good use of space in a smaller bathroom with the white gloss Milano corner bath from Big Bathroom Shop. This left-hand design comes with the bath panel and is made from lightweight, durable, scratch-resistant Lucite acrylic. There are no pre-drilled tap holes and it can be used with deck or wall-mounted taps. From £319.99.

Best for… spa jets

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Get the spa experience at home with Victorian Plumbing’s Laguna Whirlpool Spa 12 Jet Round Double Ended Bath (H38.5 x W70 x L170cm). The hydrotherapy jets massage and invigorate the body, helping to relieve muscle pain and stimulate bad circulation. Made from durable acrylic, it comes in three sizes to suit your space. From £649.95.

Best for… ready to paint

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Pick your favourite colour and make the bath a focal point. Heritage Bathrooms’ Devon cast iron double-ended slipper design (H79 x W61 x L164.5cm) comes primed ready for painting with cast iron feet or chrome feet for an additional £105. Even the inside is immaculately finished with two layers of white ripple enamel. From £2,545.

Best for… cast iron

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Ideal for a Victorian bathroom, the traditional Winchester freestanding bath from C.P. Hart (H58.3 x W78 x L170cm)) comes with clawed feet in a cast iron or chrome finish. It has an unfinished exterior that needs to be filled and primed before painting, which can be done on site for an extra cost, allowing you to add a splash of bold colour to your room. From £1,899.22. 

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Best for… deep soaks

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When you long for a really deep soak, the Monaco Quarrycast™ bath from Victoria + Albert Baths is just the thing (H62.1 x W80.6 x L174.4cm). A double-ended roll top, it’s available in six standard paint finishes as well as 194 RAL colours in gloss or matt with high insulation to keep the water hot for longer. From £2,150.

Best for… eco option

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With its sleek oval shape, extra deep design and centrally placed waste, Kaldewei’s Centro Duo Oval bath is perfect for sharing (H48.5 x W75 x L170cm). Made from steel enamel and shown in Alpine White, it’s 100% sustainable with a 30-year guarantee. Additional colours are also available. From £2,439.60.

Best for… built in baths

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For the ultimate in relaxation, the RAK Ceramics Evolution drop-in bath (H48 x W75 x L175cm) is double ended and comes in Alpine White acrylic so it’s lightweight, easy to clean and durable. The bath itself can be dropped in to a tiled or wood surround with a rim around the top to fasten to the top of the frame £518

Best for… making a statement

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BC Designs’ Nickel Double Ended Boat Bath (H70 x W72.5 x L170cm) from UK Bathrooms is perfect for an indulgent soak, with plenty of room for two. Hand finished in the UK, it retains heat extremely well, saving energy while enabling you to lie back and relax for longer £2,929.50

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