Bathtub Design Ideas
Find innovative ways to incorporate traditional, contemporary, and vintage bathtubs into your ideal bathroom design.
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A slipper tub and floor-mount filler create a vintage vibe in this bathroom. Inset into the wall, a mirrored niche keeps salts, bubbles, and loofahs close at hand.
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Tucked under the window in this master bath is a relaxing oasis. White paneling on the front of the tub sets it apart from the room's rich espresso cabinetry. The sparkling mosaic tile and delicate light fixture create a special spot to soak.
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Center of Attention
Under the soaring ceiling and centered below the window, this bathtub commands attention. Encased in the same oversize chocolate brown tiles that cover the floor, the tub feels cohesive yet special in the space.
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Roomy Bathing Spot
Traditional espresso paneling and a beautiful pedestal tub create a stunning high-contrast statement. Pops of yellow add modern flair and lighten the room's mood.
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A Perfect Fit
The perfect configuration in this upstairs bath is the soaking tub under the slanted ceiling of the dormer, maximizing every precious inch. Tile encases the front and the walls around the tub to protect the space from moisture.
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Cozy Cottage Tub
Painted beaded-board paneling envelopes this bathing nook and creates a cozy spot to unwind. A soothing shade of blue adds just the right amount of color to the bathroom.
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Beyond Basic Tub
This tub-shower combo is anything but basic. Enclosed by a pair of glass doors on an industrial-style track, this tub is perfect for a quick morning shower or an evening soak. A band of round glass tiles breaks up the white subway tile and coordinates with the room's color palette and floor treatment.
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Stunning Tub Surround
Give your bathtub presence with a gorgeous tile surround, center-mount faucet, and handheld shower. These windows let in plenty of natural light, giving the bathroom a light and airy presence. For privacy, cafe curtains obstruct views into the bathroom without diminishing the light coming in through the windows.
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Tub with a View
Place your bathtub on a platform, as this vintage-style tub is, for an added dose of drama. This attic bathroom has a stunning ocean view, and by giving the tub a little more height, soakers can take in the scenery far better than if the tub were resting on the floor.
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This nook was once home to a bulky and outdated aqua-green whirlpool tub. In a bathroom remodel, it was replaced with a freestanding tub that works just as well for soaking and relaxing but reflects an updated cottage style. When creating your own bathtub retreat, consider not only the tub but its surroundings, such as the walls and lighting. White beaded-board panels and pretty sconces complement the cottage-inspired tub and give the space a finished look.
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While the wood surround and spacious soaking tub stand out, the addition of a wall-mount TV takes this bathroom from amazing to ultimate. Because the TV is positioned near the ceiling, the screen is visible from the large tub as well as other areas in the bathroom.
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All Things Elegant
Nestled in a platform of marble, this soaking tub is the definition of elegance. A recessed panel along the front of the surround further carries the graceful design, as does the vintage-inspired faucet.
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A Modern Take
With clean lines and a rectangular shape, this spacious soaking tub is a reflection of modern style, which is repeated in the minimalist design of the tub filler positioned in the center of the tub. A sliding shelf, which fits around the edge of the tub, provides a spot for bathing essentials.
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A curved surround topped with slate sets the stage for a luxurious soaking tub. A unique design like this one adds architectural interest to a bathroom, and a wide countertop-like tub deck provides a spot for towels and bottles.
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A Striking Appearance
In a sea of white walls and gray-veined Calacatta marble, a dark-stained tub surround makes this elegant tub the focal point in a sophisticated neutral bathroom. A silver faucet draws out the hints of gray in the marble flooring.
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European Bath Lounge
If we could, many of us would live in our bathtubs. This elegant, European-inspired bathtub lounge is a case in point. The abundant natural light, Calacatta marble mosaic-tile flooring, and neoclassic furniture make this a perfect spot for reflection.
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A Nod to Simplicity
This bathtub is a fusion of unrivaled style and understated simplicity. Inconspicuous linen-white walls serve as the backdrop for a sliver of gray stone that wraps around the tub surround. Although small, the detailed faucet and handheld shower fall in line with the simple yet elegant credo of the space.
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A Bright Finish
A silver metallic finish gives this freestanding white tub a signature look. The shiny finish also reflects light, which brightens this cozy master suite.
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