Favourite five: bathtubs

If you're in the process of renovating your bathroom, take a look at our Favourite Five bathtubs to help you find the perfect place to relax. The options below have been handpicked to offer you a little something different, a touch of luxury and a range of prices, so you can choose exactly how extravagant you want to be.

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1. For the traditionalists amongst us, or those with a period home, you can now purchase the height of Victorian splendor for your bathroom from Classical Baths.

Victoria & Albert Bath with white feet from £899.00

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2. If you're looking for relaxation, you might consider installing a whirlpool bath. Once you have experienced this type of bathing, it's very difficult to go back to a regular bath again.

Pegasus Venus Hydropool Whirlpool Bath from £1,992

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3. If you hate getting the tap end when you bathe with your loved one, then you may like to check out this doubled-ended bath with taps strategically placed in the middle. Now there's no excuse for not saving water.

Ceramica Icon 1800 x 940mm Bow Fronted Bath from £445.97

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4. 'Shower baths' are especially designed to make the best use of space when placing a shower head over your bathtub. These baths, sometimes know as P-shaped baths, are designed to give you more room at the tap end so when you run your shower you have more elbow room, and are ideal for smaller bathroom spaces. They come with an elegant curved screen, a reassuringly flat, strong floor and a host of practical features. It's no surprise that this new design has quickly become a bestseller.

Ceramica 1700mm Shower Bath from £322.97, available in right and left-hand versions