Most people are familiar with the traditional claw foot tub, but there has been a proliferation in recent years of beautiful contemporary versions of the free standing tub. These sculptural soaking tubs can add a wonderful focal point to a bathroom design. However, they can also represent a logistical challenge. Specifically: where do you put all your bathroom niceties? As a bath lover, I like to have a place to put a glass of wine, a favorite book or a nice smelling candle when enjoying a good soak. But, a typical tub in a large deck can be a bulky addition to some bathrooms.
In a recently completed project, I came up with a wonderful compromise that works so well! I combined the beauty of a sculptural free standing tub and the convenience of an ample deck by creating a unique bathroom design that incorporates the benefits of both. I designed a “half deck” on the wall side of the tub to create a large ledge for the deck faucet and hand spray as well as having a place to display personal and decorative items. The front of the tub was left exposed and features the curvaceous lines of the tub. It’s so dramatic, and I love the results!
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This Cambridge Condominium was featured in The Boston Globe. You can read all about it here.