Bathtubs 23 Ideabooks

As much as I am a fan of modern, minimalist design, I am also a sucker for things vintage and embellished, especially old claw-foot bathtubs. I’m not even much of a bather, but there is something so charming and delightful about these retro fixtures. I also love seeing fun color used in unexpected ways, so I tend to squeal...
8 Beautifully Different Tub Materials for Bath-Time Luxury
Who made up the rule that bathtubs have to be white? If you love a good soak, make your tub the standout feature in your bathroom. A marble, metal, wood or glass tub makes an instant design statement and is truly a luxurious spot for a bubble bath. Take...
Why to Put Your Tub in the Shower
Putting your bathtub in the shower may be an unexpected idea, but it's a solid one and a growing trend in bathroom design. Sure, it looks great, but what does it mean from a practical standpoint? For one, kids (and grown-ups) can splash all...
Why Is There a Bathtub in the Backyard?
We've explored plenty of outdoor showers on Houzz, but people are also adding outdoor bathtubs. Eschewing the 1980s party hot tub, they're settling...
Dreaming of a Spa Tub at Home? Read This Pro Advice First
I have a love-hate relationship with spa tubs. In a bathroom nothing looks more appealing. Bathrooms with spa tubs always remind me of a luxury hotel room. But no other plumbing fixture causes me more grief than these tubs. Are you prepared for the maintenance...
See a Soothing Backyard Bathhouse Born From a Salvaged Tub
When a lilac tree died in Sloan Schang's yard in Portland, Oregon, last summer, it left behind a blank corner. It also provided him with an opportunity. A secluded backyard spa appealed to Schang, a writer and creative director, but the $6,000 bill required...
Take Cues From Japan for a Zen-Like Bathroom
There’s more to a heavenly soak in a piping-hot bathtub than turning on a faucet and easing in. The Japanese seem to have the blissful act down pat. For centuries they've honed the daily bath ritual to pure perfection. From aromatic cypress tubs...
Polish Your Bathroom's Look With Wrapped Tile
Wrapping tile around a tub or shower's curves and corners is a wonderful touch that adds a lot. This technique makes it look like a piece of tile folds around a corner, as the same size tile and pattern are used. If the tile has veining or graining,...
Liberate Your Bathroom With a Freestanding Bathtub
Freestanding tubs have an air of luxury, but they are becoming more obtainable as manufacturers offer more options. With those options come many things to consider — shape, material, size, even plumbing. Here are some ideas to help you pick the right...
10 Japanese Soaking Tubs for Bathing Bliss
In Japan bathing rituals are an ancient and important part of life. Traditionally you clean yourself in a shower or seated hand bath and then step into an ofuro filled with clean, steaming water for a nice, hot soak. Think of the ofuro...
Pedestal Tubs Have Style Bases Covered
Claw-foot tubs, those freestanding beauties that perch on four decorative legs, have enjoyed a resurgence due to their shapely curves and vintage charm. But among their drawbacks is the fact that cleaning the floor space beneath them can be a headache...
Quick Fix: Repair Cracked Bathroom Grout
With any home purchase, there are plenty of positives and hopefully few negatives — and ours was no exception. Our home has great potential and good bones, but with those positives we also inherited many flaws, like banged-up walls, scratched laminate...
How to Choose Tile for a Bathtub
No matter what type of bathtub you choose for your new bathroom or remodel, deciding on tile can be complicated. Who will be using the bathroom? Will the tub double as a shower? Do you need a service access in the tub deck or tub face? These issues...
Green and Clean: Ecofriendly Tub and Shower Surrounds
Daily rituals ground our days with a predictable rhythm that can provide comfort. Although many of them are banal, why not take them from ordinary to extraordinary? Making my morning coffee, for example, is a ho-hum ritual that I perform...
Major Makeover: Bland to Evocative Asian-Style Bath
Designer Dan Danenberg's clients wanted anything but the norm when they remodeled their Palo Alto, California, master bath. The project involved tearing down the existing bath and closet and transforming both spaces into a large...
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