Freestanding Bathtub Beauties
April 9, 2014
In the fixer we’ll be working on soon I’m already thinking about upgrades in the bathroom. The home has plain Jane builder grade tubs and I’m considering a fresher look with a freestanding tub. I’ve never installed one in any of our homes but I’ve stayed in a hotel rooms with a claw foot tub and the look has always been a favorite.
I can’t deny the convenience of a sunken drop in tub with a tile or solid surface surround for placing soaps, candles, towels, etc, but my heart goes pitter patter for a freestanding version in the traditional claw foot and more modern shapes. Swoon!
There are architectural considerations with this choice, most require a floor mount tub filler which is pricier fixture and definite splurge, but I just love how a freestanding tub opens up a bathroom space and makes it feel less cramped.
There are many different options for freestanding tubs at several price points, some are angular, others curvy, but they’re undeniably elegant.
Clawfoot tubs have a more traditional feel feel when surrounded with modern finishes are a classic touch.
These two tone modern cast iron versions are stunning, whether metallic or black.
I have noticed that some freestanding tubs have holes for faucets on the tub’s frame …
Luxurious? Oh yes! Some might argue they’re not as practical as a drop in or sunken tub since there is no tub surround but it’s nothing a little side table won’t solve …
Who out there has installed one of these freestanding bathroom beauties in a build or remodel? Do you prefer them over their sunken sisters?