With the unfortunate news of Bob Holness passing away this week, the most famous catchphrase is on everyone’s lips. As host of the student game show Blockbusters, Bob was known to many 27- 40 year olds as a staple after school TV presenter. The giggles always ensued when some asked for the letter P, and it was a joke that we never tired of. Yet, how does this relate to bathrooms?
Of course, bathrooms house loos, and you may think that’s where this is going, however here at Plumbworld we wouldn’t be so rude. No this relates to the craze that is sweeping the nation, the rise of the P shaped bath.
The P Shaped Bath – Here to Stay?
The P shaped bath is marketed as luxurious, as fitting in the same place as a normal tub it takes up just a little more room. It can be fixed to existing pipework with no need to completely overhaul in order to fit in a sunken bath or a spa tub. Many estate agencies use it as a selling point to describe homes, believing that the presence of one shows contemporary style and affordable luxuriousness.
What are the benefits?
The P shaped bath seems to be upside down in some aspects. People choose a circular bath in order to fit one or more people into the water thus increasing the enjoyment of bathing time. On inspection it seems quite odd to have the most space at the tap end, the spot that no one likes to be saddled with. It would seem to make more sense if the P turned into a b. Thus giving more space at the head of the bath and incorporating two people easily.
However apart from large children and small adults the P shaped bath is intended for sole use. This is where the dimensions act on the psychology of bathing and leave the user with a feeling of space.
As we bathe our eyes are drawn to the tap end, we rarely look directly next to our arms, and it’s this extra space that creates the feeling of a one man Jacuzzi.
The Other Advantage
The P shaped bath is also ideal for small bathrooms. It may not seem so; however the design lends itself well to the shower head over the bath. With the extra space at the tap end, anyone of any size can enjoy a power shower of hard rain, whilst the variety of doors and curved poles for curtains make it an ideal space saver.
So although it’s upside down and seems quite odd in its design, it truly is a contemporary way to add luxury and grandeur to your bathing and shower experience. So next time you renovate your bathroom be sure to say to your builder, “I’ll have a P please Bob!”