It’s that time of the year where people are talking about their goals and resolutions. And one that I hear on a regular basis is that I am going to get my home done this year. Well let’s be honest there are many ways to complete a home and most of the time it requires construction unless you are buying a brand new home that was just built. So I thought that I would break up those many different projects that people want to do in their homes into a series of posts about the different spaces in the home that most often need to be redone. One of the top wish list areas to be redone is almost always the master bath. There are many ways to redo a master bath but one of the biggest trends right now in master baths is the free-standing tub. This is not really a new idea we have had claw-foot tubs for ages. However, I would like to think that we are redesigning the use of those tubs and also incorporating a modern version of the free-standing tub to a contemporary, updated design. So here are some of the ways that I love to use a free-standing tub in a bathroom.

A modern play on the free-standing tub design. Clean and elegant this creates a perfect state of relaxation.

A modern play on the free-standing tub design. Clean and elegant this creates a perfect state of relaxation.

A free-standing tub in a window nook is great for relaxing and looking out at nature.

A free-standing tub in a window nook is great for relaxing and looking out at nature.

Make it a show piece! A traditional home with a unique space planning layout.

Make it a show piece! A traditional home with a unique space planning layout.

Zen baby zen. A Japanese inspired free-standing tub.

Zen baby zen. A Japanese inspired free-standing tub.

A traditional design with a modern feel.

A traditional design with a modern feel.

The traditional claw-foot design with an updated feel.

The traditional claw-foot design with an updated feel.

Elegant and refined using the color from the base of the traditional claw-foot to bring the cabinetry to life and unify the space.

Elegant and refined using the color from the base of the traditional claw-foot to bring the cabinetry to life and unify the space.

Monochromatic is always relaxing when done right.

Monochromatic is always relaxing when done right.

Elegance, tradition and class meet.

Elegance, tradition and class meet.

So when you think about how you want to redesign your bathroom think outside of the norm and think free-standing, tubs that is. Not sure how to make the look work for you? Ask a designer, we work all over the country to help you “love the space you’re in!”