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Acrylic Modern Bathtubs that Adapt to Your Lifestyle Needs

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Acrylic modern bathtubs, whether freestanding, built-in or corner units, are winning concepts in the world of bathtub design. The modern acrylic bathtub is a far cry from the original bathtub, designed by John Michael Kohler in 1883, who innovatively up-cycled a cast-iron horse trough by adding four decorative feet to the bottom of it and covering it in an enamel finish. The evolution of the modern acrylic freestanding bath has added affordable beauty and style to the contemporary bathroom, offering a myriad of benefits.

Adapting to your Lifestyle Needs

If you are renovating or designing a bathroom from scratch, the decision of which bathtub to install is always greater than simple aesthetics. It considers the functionality of the design, and the longevity of the modern bathtub you want to install while keeping budget constraints in mind. The ultimate advantage of a modern acrylic bathtub is the flexibility that it offers with regards to size and dimensions. They are available in a variety of shapes and sizes to adapt to any spatial constraints.

Built-in, Freestanding or both…

Whether you prefer an acrylic freestanding bath, a built-in bath or a corner bath, there are ample products on the market that will fit your specific design and use needs. An acrylic freestanding bath combines sculptural design and placement flexibility while corner and built-in bathtubs require framing, and need to be encased and tiled. Our previous blog article on the recently launched Yukon freestanding and built-in bathtub highlighted the ability of a single acrylic model to serve as both a built-in and freestanding bathtub to meet the homeowner’s needs. Besides their striking high gloss finish and luxurious, smooth, surface, modern bathtubs made from acrylic material have excellent heat retaining properties which allow you to soak in comfort for much longer.

Uncompromising Adaptability and Flexibility

If you desire enduring quality, distinguished longevity, adaptability and visual appeal in any size bathroom, then look no further than River Range’s acrylic modern bathtubs. Our ergonomically designed styles and various shapes and sizes are developed to suit your needs. River Range offers a bespoke selection of freestanding baths, built-in baths and a variety of corner bath configurations ranging from modern to classic designs. All our baths are backed by a 10-year warranty as a testament to their quality and durability.

Quality, Beauty, and Functionality

At River Range, our top quality range of acrylic modern bathtubs will leave you spoilt for choice.  Established in South Africa in 2011, the brand has grown into a comprehensive range of acrylic bathtubs distributed to various countries in Africa. Made from the best cross-linked acrylic available on the market, our baths are not only tough, but they add glamour with lavish designs and beautiful high gloss finish.

For more details on our individual products, please download our brochure or consult our store locator to view our product range at your nearest outlet.

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Grey-Water Tips For Responsible Bath Water Usage In South Africa

As Day Zero looms on the horizon in Cape Town, we are often reminded of our individual responsibility to cut our bathwater usage in the continuing onslaught of one of the driest seasons ever recorded in SA. In our previous article, we touched on methods for maintaining your acrylic bathtub. Within our Blog, we aim to add our voice to issues that expand beyond luxury bathtubs promoting responsible bathwater usage. At River Range, we receive a lot of feedback and tips regarding water consumption. In this article, we offer a few suggestions on how to best utilize the remaining bath water in your tub (known as grey-water) after each use. While Day Zero has gladly been pushed back to 9th July at the time of writing (Source: EWN), each one of us can play a part in ensuring that, through sensible bathwater re-usage, we may never have to face that ominous day when the taps run dry!

 

Reuse Grey-Water for other Household Chores

Considering what we are facing, grey-water is far too precious to just throw down the drain. From now on, consider Grey-Water as ‘water you can use twice’. With bathwater providing a proportionate amount of our daily water usage, salvage what you need and consider using it to clean your floors and windows. Other uses extend to; watering household plants and handwashing clothes. Remember to use the bathwater in hygienic ways and take necessary steps to minimize any risk of contamination.

 

Reuse Bathwater to keep your Garden in full Bloom.

Nothing raises the ire of suburbia more than sprinklers in full flow during an extended dry season. If you, or your Grandmother, still have an old watering can that is stowed away in the garage, fill it up with your bath’s grey-water and tend to your grass and garden plants without connecting to any water mains. Not only does it promote responsible water-recycling, it may inspire your neighbors to change their habits and avoid stepping onto that ‘naughty list’ of Cape Town’s biggest water-wasters.

 

Share the same Bathwater amongst Family Members.

At River Range, we have specifically designed our bathtubs to ensure high heat retention. This means, your daily bath will stay warm for longer and can be enjoyed by more than one user. While it is not an ideal prospect for everyone and may involve tough decisions on who gets the ‘first dip’, it is a fantastic initiative to reduce your daily water consumption. Furthermore, the grey-water can be recycled for the household and garden chores mentioned above.

 

Bathwater Reusage NoNo’s

While grey-water sourced from the bathtub is relatively clean, it can contain chemicals and bacteria which may be harmful to your children and pets. There are a number of clear instances where grey-water should not be used in the household. These include;

  • Drinking (including Pets)
  • Brushing your Teeth
  • Food preparation and Handling.

Needless to say, try and reuse your warm bathwater as soon as possible. Apart from avoiding a lurking smell, it stops bacteria from multiplying and becoming a risk to your garden and home. If you have further grey-water tips, please share them, either with the Team directly, or through our Facebook Page

 

River Range

River Range is top quality acrylic bathtubs made for you! Using the best cross-linked acrylic available in the market, River Range ensures luxury and quality with a 10-year warranty. We proudly offer acrylic bathtubs in a range of styles, including Freestanding, Built-in, and Corner Bathtub units. River Range bathtubs’ abilities to retain bathwater heat ensure that water usage can play a larger role in water conservation, providing a luxurious and economical bathing solution in the current climate. With a proven long service life, all River Range bathtubs are backed up by a 10 Year Warranty. Browse through our Catalogue today and identify the next luxury masterpiece for your bathroom.