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Bathroom Furniture: Feature Bathtubs

Alissa Ugolini—homify UK Alissa Ugolini—homify UK
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There was a period of time in the last decade when bathtubs fell out of favour with design professionals and home owners alike. Although a shower is, of course, a faster and more cost effective option when building or renovating. Since health and wellness has become so important over the last few years, we are finally starting to see a resurgence in the addition of bathtubs as one cannot deny, it is the perfect way to relax and unwind in what can be your own personal day spa.

Feature bathtubs come in a myriad of different shapes and styles, catering for a wide range of budgets. Free-standing bathtubs are the most popular choice for the design aficionados, radiating elegance and luxury.

Modern vs. Classic


Bellevue zum Schloss—Villa mit Seitenflügeln und Hof


Combining different textures against a white bathtub is a classic example. In this photo we see a dark stained resin feature wall, complemented against beige marble tiles. The modern elements in the room are then playfully divided by the crystal chandelier.

Your Own Personal Retreat

 Bathroom by GABAG Produktions und Vertriebs AG
GABAG Produktions und Vertriebs AG

GABAG Silent Indoor Board, Hotel Alpina Gstaad, Switzerland

GABAG Produktions und Vertriebs AG

To create more sensual and moody environment, darker elements have been included against this free-standing white bathtub. The black taps and candle holders gently play off against the marble tiles. In addition, the interior timber finishes lend to the style of an expensive health retreat.

White On White

If you are not afraid to employ an all white colour scheme to your bathroom, you can use different textures and material finishes to complete the overall look. You are also not limited to where you place the bathtub. Traditionally, free-standing tubs are centred, but this may cause space issues for some. However, as you can see in this example, the bathtub is cleverly placed on an angle so that space is still used effectively but the bathtub remains a key feature element.

Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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