A bathtub can be an integral part of a bathroom to unify the whole space as one, or it can be a standalone piece that takes center stage to create a focal point in the bathroom. While plenty of the time it is either overlooked, or just not in the budget– we’ve got a great list of 12 unusual and inspiring pieces that might give you some great ideas as to what would look perfect in your home.
Today’s creative designers have figured out how to put a bathtub just about anywhere, and if you are one of those people who just cannot take too many baths, immerse yourself in what’s to follow. (We’ve even got a little something in here for you shower people, too).
Even if your tub is tucked away in a corner, you can still make a big splash. Use a rich material like carved natural stone and a mosaic tiled wall to really create a perception of depth and texture within a clean, neutral space.
There’s no denying that plenty of people love to curl up in a big comfy armchair… so why not have a bathtub that evokes the same feeling? This tub plays on that same armchair feeling, but extends past its normal features and even adds a touch of detail with the molded wood surrounds.
Car enthusiasts who can enjoy a relaxing bath every now and again would likely be the most inclined to appreciate this sleek carbon fiber tub. This would be a great addition to any bachelor pad or masculine space.
Whether your daily life includes swimming in secluded grottos around the world, or if they’re just your fantasies– make a little piece of reality for yourself with a tub that looks like it’s a built in part of your home. Though we’re not so sure about the carpet surrounding this bath, it still looks like a great escape.
If something more contemporary and unexpected shape-wise is up your alley, perhaps a round tub would be the perfect addition. With tall chrome hardware extending up from the floor and over the giant glossy bowl, a bath in this could prove to take up some solid relaxation time; even for two.
For those who don’t have children and could practically live in water– a large living room installed bathtub could prove to be a great multi-tasker. Who gets to watch the game and pamper themselves at the same time? Not too many people…
There are always a select few who have a love affair with showers, and this Missoni and Corian collaboration proves to be a beautiful marriage of fashion and design. The classic, colorful stripe mixes quite well going from the ceiling on down with only a partial glass wall to separate the shower from the remainder of the space.
Though it has been called the “most expensive” bathtub, this Red Diamond bathtub is a great addition for those who want all of (and we mean all) the bells and whistles. From Swarovski encrusted handles to temperature regulators, a champagne holder and even video game integration– this is the ultimate for the technically inclined.
Though there’s not technically any true origami going on in here, the underlit tub above has got some interesting origami inspired cutouts happening on the surrounds of the bathtub. You’ve certainly got to have enough of a footprint around this one to accommodate the extra expansion on this art piece of a tub.
Are his and hers baths a must in your household? Day spa inspired designs can be a great go-to in unique or ultimate luxury ideas. Create a bath that’s just for aromatherapy soaks and move into regular water once you’re ready to prepare to exit your bath.
Are you one that wavers back and forth between the bath and the shower? This concept for a shower/bath came from those who may not necessarily have a whole lot of space but would love the luxury of having both. This wall attached bowl rotates to become a suspended bath, or a stand in shower. Beautiful design!
A wood tub might seem like a lot of unnecessary maintenance, but the simplicity of this illustrious woodgrain is all you need in a simple space with almost any design style.