Having my own claw-footed tub has been a dream of mine ever since I had my first soak in one on my semester abroad in England. Free standing tubs best the dreadfully common shower-tub combination in that they not only look incredible but they are deep enough to offer a comfortable bath for an adult.
Our upstairs bathroom was the first thing we renovated in the new house. As much as my bathtub dream was still very much alive, I saw the clear, practical value of building a freestanding shower. I am confident that we made the right choice for upstairs, but I am still optimistic that we can find room in our home for my tub. We have plans to expand the downstairs half bath as we simultaneously renovate the kitchen. Our downstairs bath has a lovely amount of natural light and a freestanding soaker tub will be an attractive, practical and value-adding addition to the space.
Since our kitchen/bath renovation is still months (if not a year) away, I have satiated my tub-cravings with pretty pictures. I now present a sampling of my curated collection of beautiful tubs.
I love the soft yet squared lines of this tub that are so well emphasized by the beam of natural light, streaking across the marble subway tile walls.
I love the classic look of this claw-footed tub with its polished nickle fixtures. With the faucet on the side, both ends of the tub are available for resting on. (Fun Fact: The shower pictured was our inspiration for the shower we built upstairs)
I can’t get enough of this marble subway tile barreled arch. The nook it creates is so perfect for a freestanding tub. The aesthetic this one offers is uniquely both contemporary and classic. The soft edges give it that classic look I am craving while the pedestal base grounds the tub and gives us more of a contemporary feel.
I love the combination of this simple and elegant tub with the intricate chevron marble floor. This bathroom has such a cool-clean feel that is undeniably attractive.
I had my heart so firmly set on the look of a freestanding tub before I stumbled across this image. It was likely my deep love for Carrara marble combined with the natural light and chevron floor that made me do a double take. I have to admit that I am now considering this rooted, polished look for our bathroom renovation.
What do you think? Is the classic claw-footed tub the right choice or is something more modern the way to go?