In the same way an invitation gives your guests a first impression of the party you are throwing, a front door provides the first impression of your home. Everyone knows that you don’t get a second chance to make a first impression, so to me, a front door that wows is an essential part of an elegant home.
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.