If you love a long hot soak in the tub, this bathroom trend is for you. A freestanding tub is not only a spa-worthy feature but also a beautiful sculptural element. Stand alone tubs are available in a huge range of styles with from vintage clawfoot tubs to modern flat bottom units that sit directly on the ground.
Here are a few tips to remember when considering adding a free standing bathtub to your bathroom renovation:
View If possible, the ideal placement for a stand alone tub is on front of a window. What a pleasure it is to take in a view while relaxing in a bubble bath. If a window is not available, consider adding some artwork instead.
Placement For maximum visual impact, a freestanding tub will have some space around it. However, they will also fit in smaller bathrooms, set against a wall or next to a glass-walled shower. The best place for the tub depends on the particular bathroom and window arrangement.
Cost All that style does come at a cost. The cheaper end of stand alone bathtubs is $800, unless you can score a deal, compared to $350 for budget drop-in tubs. The faucets and plumbing can also cost most than conventional tubs.
With all that mind, here are 15 pictures of freestanding tubs that show how luxurious a bath can be.