13 Beautiful Freestanding Tubs
Airy look of the freestanding tubs are amazing. Such bath is meant to be a centerpiece in the bathroom design. It creates relaxing and spa atmosphere. Match it with eco-friendly furniture and modern accessories to look contemporary. Feel inspired in your new bathroom.
Freestanding tub is easy to install and clean. You will have extra space for storage containers or books for evening reading.
Pretty doesn’t have to be pricey. Choose the material that fits your budget: acrylic, fiberglass, enamel or even waterproof finished wood.
We used to have shower and bath in one piece when we need to save the space in the small bathroom. There are great design ideas of stand-alone tubs with showers. The detail that you should think in advance in this case is the shower curtain. It should be from both sides of the bath.
Freestanding are also inspiring due to their round shape. It traces us back to old times when round baths stood in the center of the luxurious rooms. Clawfoot tubs are from those beautiful time and most popular in the 19th century. They were originated in Holland and possibly artistically inspired by the Chinese motif of a dragon holding a precious stone. The curved foots are antique details that we can have in our homes.
Clawfoot tubs usually need more water than a standard bathtub, because generally they are larger. The roll top bath is the second name for this tub. While true antique clawfoot tubs are still considered collectible items, new reproduction clawfoot tubs are chosen by remodellers and new home builders. They make bathtub reglazing to make it look as like brand new coin.
Interesting fact about the tubs is that shallow and long bathtubs where the person lies down are called western style. Eastern style bathtubs in which the bather sits up. These are known as ofuro in Japan and are typically short and deep. Early bathtubs in England tended to be made of cast iron, or even tin and copper with a face of paint applied that tended to peel with time.
Nowadays we have a variety of colors for tubs and fixtures, but The Crane Company introduced colored bathroom fixtures to the US market in 1928. Not so long ago, so we are lucky to have the opportunity for painting in any dream color. But we still love white and beige shades in the bathrooms.