Pool House & Wine CellarContemporary Bathroom, Nashville
Photo Credit: Kim Sargent
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Although some homeowners forgo tubs in their bathrooms today, a freestanding one is still a desirable amenity for many. This chic wood soaking tub in Nashville, Tennessee, harks back to an earlier time, but with the convenience of modern plumbing, there’s no need to fill it up with buckets of steaming water. The bathroom was designed by Beckwith Interiors.Shop for freestanding bathtubs
One of the best features of pedestal tubs is their flexibility. If you have the space, and if the water source can be configured accordingly, you can position one at any spot in the bathroom that suits your needs. They also come in such diverse lengths and widths that you don't have to worry about conforming to a predetermined niche.Tip: Pedestal tubs tend to be expensive compared to standard styles — expect to pay roughly $1,000 to $2,000 for a basic model from a home center. Custom surfaces or costly materials, such as the walnut for the tub seen here, can propel the price tag as high as five figures. Looking for bargains? Try Craigslist, salvage stores, flea markets and online auction sites.
Perhaps the most unexpected use of a material in this house is the bathtub – it is solid walnut with birdseye maple inlay trim. Another one of Jamie's creations, inspired by luxury wooden yachts, it is made entirely of wood and sanded with several layers of polyurethane for the shiny, smooth finish.