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Bathtubs As Centerpieces For Your Bathroom

Bathtubs are more than a nice spot to relax and soothe our tired bodies. They can also be a focal point of a bathroom.

Sometimes, we actually design the rest of the bathroom around the tub. It can be a dramatic presence in the room, and there are many styles to choose from.

If you’re in need of some bathroom inspiration, let’s talk about three different types of bathtubs that can be used to be the centerpiece of your master bath.

Deep bathtub with sitting ledge, custom grey and white tile, and shower niches with dark tile interiors.

Tub 1: The Standard

First, let’s look at the standard 5-foot tub that doubles as a shower. You can find a setup like this in nearly every home in America.

But that doesn’t mean it has to be ordinary. In this bathroom, we added a stationary glass shower screen instead of a door. It opened up the space and added an unusual twist. The glass will also make the small bathroom look more spacious.

We love to include a wall of stylish and decorative tiles around the standard tub to add character to the room. Including a ledge at the end of the bathtub for storing towels, candles, soaps, plants, and whatever else you’d like is another functional yet stylish addition to the standard bathtub.

Modern oval bathtub with waterfall faucet

Tub 2: The Uber-Modern

For larger spaces, a freestanding tub is a great option. If you’re going for a clean, modern bathroom look, this minimalist free-standing tub is exactly what you’re looking for.

When you go with a style like this, you need the entire space to follow the same theme. We recommend contemporary filler and tile work to tie the area together.

This style of bathroom doesn’t need a ton of accessories, so it’s best to keep artwork and décor to a minimum, so it doesn’t feel overwhelming. The tub should have some sort of simple yet modern light fixture above it to act as a spotlight.

We also like the contrast of dark cabinetry with sleek pulls against the bright, white bathtub.

Classic style free-standing bathtub with modern faucet.

Tub 3: The Traditional Soaking Tub

Similar to the modern tub, a traditional free-standing soaking tub is sure to be the highlight of your bathroom design. Although the word “traditional” sounds like it should be something old and boring – this style is far from that.

Since free-standing soaking tubs take up a lot of room, you’ll want to make the most of your wall space by installing floor-to-ceiling cabinetry. We also like to play up the traditional style bathtub by including an old-world faucet and matching hardware. We also like the look of using artwork and lighting to soften up the space.

The bathroom needs to be a place where you feel calm and relaxed. Whichever type of bathtub you’d like to include in your bathroom remodel, make sure to consider how often you’ll use it and how it will impact the storage situation in the room. We are here to help you through the remodeling process. Give us a call to schedule a consultation.

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