Freestanding soaker tubs and clawfoot tubs move past the point of necessity or utility. They become one of the major, if not THE major focal point in your bathroom!

Freestanding soaker tubs are ideal for bath takers, providing a more spacious place to relax and unwind. Thinking of buying one of these bath time beauties? Let us help you discover the best ways to design around it.

Take advantage of the view

For retail stores and interior designers, the customers have been the driving force in increasing the popularity of freestanding soaker tubs. However, real inspiration comes from an awesome view!

If a master bath has a separate shower and room for a freestanding tub strategically positioned to enjoy a beautiful view, you definitely need to take advantage of it.

Place for space

When you opt for a soaker or clawfoot tub, you need to really think about the placement. If you don’t have a view to work around, think about the best use of space.

When put in the right spot, a freestanding tub can really open up the space. Even smack dab in the middle of a room, it can feel more spacious!

Having negative space surrounding the tub gives more emphasis to it as the most important feature of the room. However, think about your walking flow when in the bathroom and go with a logical space that won’t get in your way during your daily routine. Middle of the room often works better in less cluttered bathrooms.

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Celebrate luxury

Modern Elegance is always fashionable, but modern can sometimes get very cold. However, freestanding tubs celebrate luxury and sensuality.

When you have the time to enjoy a bath, it’s an occasion that needs to be celebrated. Nothing beats taking a bath in a freestanding tub for a sensual experience. Perhaps a glass of wine and a good book at the end of a long day is just the thing you long for.

Use that thought to choose the finishes surrounding your tub. Choose a clean, fresh looking tile and go to the ceiling if you can! It adds to the aesthetics of the space drastically.

Find a unique faucet to pair with it, as well. My favorite way to add luxury to your space: add unique lighting or even a chandelier, of course!

Find a unique faucet to pair with it, as well. My favorite way to add luxury to your space: add a chandelier, of course!

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Even in a small bath, HAVE FUN!

Now, you may be saying, “Well, I don’t have a view, I don’t have a huge bathroom, and I don’t have the money for modern elegance & tile to the ceiling.” No problem!

It’s always easier working with a little bit more space, but in no way should space deter you from getting your dream tub. Freestanding tubs tend to be less cumbersome and bulky as well. They work better in smaller bathrooms that might not have room for a large whirlpool tub, which can also tend to look dated over time.

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Build an Oasis for Reflection & Escape

Freestanding tubs represent luxury, calm and an oasis type environment, which is exactly what homeowners in today’s hectic world are looking for!

The right look can create a spiritual environment that when you enter you are immediately transported to a serene state. Light colors tend to do this better, especially white, but again, do what speaks to you and your sense of relaxation.

I hope you have inspired to think a little more about possibly designing your new bathroom remodel around freestanding soaker tubs. 

At Ozarks Remodeling & Design, we love to help homeowners create the perfect, most relaxing bathroom they can imagine!

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