Bathroom Trends: Big Bathtubs with Bigger Personalities
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Ah, the long soak. Nothing beats a "Calgon, take me away!" moment after a tough day. Your tub can be a sanctuary within the sanctuary of your bathroom. Some of them have such beautiful shapes they stand on their own. Others are surrounded by stone, wood, marble, and other finishes. Here are some of the most beautiful tubs on Houzz:
We have not seen a tub this large since William Howard Taft was in office. Side note: The green wall panels add serenity to this beautiful bathroom.
This repurposed wood provides just the right amount of rough hewn texture to this bright white minimalist bathroom.
This bathroom has no distractions. The tub surround lets the tub blend into the wall.
This tub will make you want to soak until you are downright puckered.
This tub comes with a beautiful view.
This tub provides a big square of small blue tiles that say "Hey! Look at Me! I'm FABULOUS!"
This tub will make you feel like you are bathing in the boulders outside.
Here's a bathroom and tub that uses stone in a less rustic, more modern way.
Beautiful simplicity does not get any more simple than this, and it works. The stool can be used to place the items you'll need, and there will be a heated towel waiting for you on the rack when you're ready to get out.
Wow! This gorgeous chunk of stone provides a sleek fireplace with a tub built into the hearth.
This rectangular tub blends in with the counter and the floor, allowing the view and the accent wall behind it to take center stage. I do hope the end we can't see has a slant for those Calgon moments.
Copper makes this freestanding soaker the focal point of the bathroom.
The skylight shining on the white interior of the tub gives it a glow, and it calls to you like a siren, saying "come in for a soak, come in for a soak..."
This round tub fits right into the curved wall. The accent tile pattern lets it grab attention.
This bathroom is a fun play of geometry. The squares and rectangles of the wall and floor tile allows the tub's dangerous curves to stand out.
This cantilevered stand gives this tub a ledge. Otherwise, you'd have to reach too far for your bubble bath, glass of wine and trashy tub reading.
This round tub is so friendly that it's invited its friends the Panton chairs over for dinner. Other than that, I'm having a little trouble figuring out what's happening here.
Wait, I stand corrected: THIS is the biggest bathtub we've seen since William Howard Taft was in office. For those of you who didn't grow up in Cincinnati with field trips to the Taft Museum every year, Google it – I'm off for a long soak!
Ideabook updated on Nov. 21, 2010.
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