The pandemic has created a greater importance on wellness and well-being, so consumers are focusing on home improvement projects that focus on self-care. Upgrading the tub makes the list.
Even before the pandemic, spa-like bathrooms where homeowners can escape and reset were seeing a resurgence. The American Institute of Architects’ Home Design Trends Survey cited a 42% increase in requests for a spa-like, more high-end bathroom design.
Where bathrooms were once fitted with whirlpool, hot tub-like bathtubs, modern day bathrooms are being fitted with freestanding, soaking bathtubs. The National Kitchen and Bath Association’s September Kitchen and Bath Market Outlook report found that while remodeling projects have seen a dip, but the kitchen will bear the brunt of the decreases. Bathrooms, on the other hand, are projected to drop by only 1%, compared to 12% for kitchens.
Because of its scale, a freestanding tub steals the show. If both relaxation and the bathtub are the centerpiece of a room, why not have one that stands out while providing optimal performance and comfort?
We gathered seven freestanding standout tubs that feature unique materials, designs, and shapes.
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Hastings Tile + Bath - Bella
Bella’s oblong, free flowing design looks like it’s prepared to cradle whomever steps foot inside. It’s inviting and subtle. The Bella tub’s dimensions are 63 ¾-inches long, 35 ½-inches wide, and 22 ½-inches tall. It had a depth of 18-inches and can be finished in polished or matte white, and polished or matte gray.
Thompson Traders - Quintana Tub
Homeowners can bathe in gold with this Quintana Tub from Thompson Traders, designed by designer Kara Cox. Though it’s not made from real gold, the bath features satin brass and burnished nickel in a rounded silhouette. The Quintana Tub is 60 inches long, 28 inches wide, and 26 inches tall but can come in custom dimensions.
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Kallista - Circe
Nothing says drama like a deep, black soaking tub with detailed eagle-claw feet. This Circe clawfoot bathtub by Kallista offers a slip-resistant bath floor and can accommodate for up to two users. It measures 69 inches long, 32½ inches wide, and a 20½-inch diameter. Its 16-inch soaking depth is gracious. The cast iron claw feet can come in five finishes, which adds an ability for customization.
Americh - Oceane 69
For a real hot-tub feel, Americh’s Oceane 69 freestanding bathtub features a wide, circular design. It can be perfectly fitting for a modern bathroom or a client who wants pizzazz without extra design details. It measures 65 inches by 65 inches and a height of 21 inches. The design can operate any of Americh’s bathing systems.
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Cocoon - PB Bath
Designed by renowned design studio Piet Boon, the PB Bath is crafted from one solid block of natural stone. Which stone? Well that can be up to the client, as Cocoon offers 10 natural stones to choose from, such as Carrara marble. The standalone bathtub’s silhouette may be unassuming, but the natural stone is what makes this product shine. It measures out to be 71 inches by 30 inches by 23 inches.
Victoria + Albert - Cabrits
Made to hug and fit all ages and sizes, the Cabrits freestanding tub offers a design like no other tub on the market. The company says the raised bathing well feature in the middle of the tub offers more support to the bather. Cabrits is available in nearly 200 different colors and measures out to be 22 ¼ inches by 29 ½ inches by 68 ⅝ inches.
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Maax - Ella Embossed
The classic design of the Ella Embossed standalone tub is kicked up a notch with its elegant embossed lace design. Installation for this tub happens with two pieces, which Maax says helps making moving the product easier. This tub measures out to be 66 inches by 36 inches by 24 inches and comes in either white, bone, or biscuit.