The Bedroom Tub: It’s Controversial, But That’s Why I Love It
f all the ultra-indulgent design trends,
my favorite might have to be bedroom bathtubs. Some may call it impractical,
but I call it convenient (who doesn’t want to go straight from tub to robe to bed again?
The ol’ sleep-n-soak razzle dazzle).
Some say it’s just plain weird, I say it’s ahead of the times.
Some might think a bed-adjacent tub looks like a fish out of water, but I think, hey,
at least the fish has somewhere to swim now.
Well, now that I’ve exhausted that sentence structure,
we can get back to what I came here for:
Writing a love letter to all the bathtubs brave enough to break into new territories.
I first encountered this design trend while
touring the NoMad Hotel, and, in this context,
I think it makes total sense.
Hotels are made for relaxing and romantic
getaways and they also tend to present some
spatial issues (i.e. there isn’t usually unlimited room,
so creative layouts are essential).
Within that same vein,
a statement floating bedroom tub would be
well-suited to a vacation home—or just a home
where a soaking tub isn’t an option in the actual bathroom,
but there is enough space to build one in the
bedroom in lieu of an extra sitting area or workspace.
But, as with any convincing argument,
I’d be remiss not to address the counterpoints.
The biggest everyday caveats are privacy and puddles,
both of which I’d argue are manageable
as far as design caveats go.
The key is to make sure you’re
bedroom is actually optimized for bathing.
And, of course, there’s more to it than just
aesthetics and everyday qualms.
So I asked Los Angeles-based designer Jenn Feldman
to tell me what actually goes into prepping a
bedroom for a soaking tub. ออกแบบบ้าน