Between the hustle-bustle work world and the love-filled but hectic activities of our family lives, sometimes we just need to unplug. How many of us have staked a “no trespassing” rule around a private hour in the sanctity of our baths? Ah, the simple pleasure of a hot soak stretched out in the tub, a warm washcloth folded over your eyes, scented oils soothing both your skin and your olfactory senses – that’s a slice of paradise.
Unfortunately, anyone who has attempted to achieve that perfect soak in a traditional tub/shower combo knows it often leaves your neck at an uncomfortable angle and your legs folded up awkwardly.
Enter the freestanding tub. Large, freestanding soaking tubs are gaining popularity both for the comfort and the beauty of the designs. A gorgeous freestanding tub can be a breathtaking focal point in your bathroom design. Here are some of the best designs available in a whole range of beautiful styles and materials:
This traditional beauty from MTI Baths is gently sloped and wonderfully roomy, just right for wiling away a blissful hour gazing out the window. We just used this tub in a recent client project and it turned out heavenly. (Stay tuned for images on the finished project soon!)
Here’s a graceful Italian update to the always romantic slipper bath from Zucchettikos:
This gorgeous oval cast iron bathtub with burnished finish is from the Margaux Collection by Waterworks. You can see more views of this spa-like, European style tub in our Glenview Renovations project on Houzz.
Or sail away in the Pescadero tub from Victoria + Albert Baths, a unique “wave” design inspired by the sea.
The Papillon is a show-stopper from Studio 41 in Carrara Marble with a unique bowl shape.
Maybe the hand crafted, hammered finish of the Native Trails Antique Copper Aurora from Studio 41 is tub that calls you from the cares of the world.
The simple lines of the contemporary style, teak wrapped Petra tub from MTI Baths is a bold statement piece for a more modern spa bathroom.
With so many styles, shapes and features to choose from, there is a freestanding tub for every taste and hundreds of tiny vacations in your bathroom just waiting to happen.