Most traditional homes usually feature the same type of bathtub. But there are also other types to explore. One of them is the sunken bathtub. This style is more suited for modern and contemporary homes but it can also be adapted to other types of decors. Also, sunken tubs come in many different designs.
Just like outdoor pools we’re used to belly-flopping into, sunken tubs erase the barrier between the floor and the waterline, which results in a more organic bathing experience akin to dipping into a pond or lake. This luxury amenity is not without its caveats, however.
Decide if one of these sunken tubs is right for your home.
Everything old eventually becomes new again, and today’s updated take on this dated design features tubs with sharper geometry for a modern aesthetic.
The indoor tub is mirrored by an identical outdoor plunge pool on the other side of the window, making the connection to the outdoors as explicit as can be.
Choosing a different flooring material for the area immediately surrounding the tub will give it some visual distinction and, as a bonus, will turn the tub into a sort of “destination” within the bathroom.
Corner sunken tubs are quite rare but sometimes they’re the missing piece from your decor. The goal of this design was to insert modern elements into this house of earth.
Extending the flooring or wall materials into the tub is a common design move for swimming pools that works equally well for sunken tubs.
TUB SHOWER COMBO
Naturally, this will require extra planning and expense, but it’s a great solution if you want a little flexibility in your bath and shower setup.
The sunken tub flanked by floating cabinetry, and open shelving evoke a sense of calm with the use of soft accent lighting and warm materials.
Running tile up far wall to draw eye up and elongate room. This overall vibe is easy to love. Indoor outdoor experience with simple yet pleasantly beautiful outlook.
It’s beautiful, serene and decadent. Double showers and a partially sunken Jacuzzi add to its functionality. The large skylight and window flood the bathroom with light.
JAPANESE SOAKING TUB
A soaking tub is ideal for smaller spaces or when you want to devote more real estate to the shower; although it has a smaller footprint, it’s deep enough for bathers to fully submerge.
Sunken tubs are great for several reasons. One example would be the fact that they feel more relaxing, even though their shape might not differ from that of a traditional bathtub. But the fact that it sits in the ground makes it feel more intimate and thus more inviting and relaxing. Moreover, a sunken tub makes the bathroom feel more airy and even larger. It’s because the tub doesn’t obstruct the decor and the views.