28 Jan DESIGN TREND: Bathtubs in Bedrooms
In history, having a bathtub in the bedrooms was a necessity due to a large number of people living in the same household with usually just one bathroom. Today, a free standing bath tub in a master bedroom is a statement of indulgence.
We’ve first started seeing this trend in high-end hotels before we mirrored it in our bedrooms. The idea of luxuriating in a warm, bubbly bath in an elegant atmosphere of your private sanctuary sounds decadent and inviting.
A beautiful free standing bath tub in a spacious open plan bedroom comes with a wow effect and implies relaxation and leisure. This is a wonderful way of indulging when on vacation, but it is important to understand that merging bathroom and bedroom comes with cons and pros. This trend is definitely not for those who enjoy the practicality of their living areas and prefer low maintenance.
A sauna effect that impacts the rest of the room and flooring amends before installing the bathtub are the downsides of this trend. One way to solve the flooring issue is a tiled floor only beneath the bathtub. Besides giving your bathtub a proper base, it provides different flooring zones for bathing and sleeping area. There is also a question of storing the toiletries, which, if exposed, would interrupt the harmony of the setting. The best solutions for would be choosing a bathtub with the inbuilt storage. Separating a bathtub area with glass panels, sliding doors, or screens, is a good compromise if you prefer to maintain some privacy.