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For some of us, a deep luxurious tub filled with hot water and bath salts is all we need to achieve bliss.
The larger tubs are made in a variety of materials these days, from lightweight acrylic, cast iron, copper and even stone, an organic material discerning homeowners are turning to more and more.
"It's stone therapy," says David Luster of Advent Design International, a company that creates hand-carved, custom-made tubs from a variety of precious stones like Tuscan travertine. "Part of the magic of these baths is the stone we choose is so important. We can't truly predict what it will look like until it's finished but our customers understand this."
Luster says a typical stone tub is about 78 to 80 inches long and 46 inches wide, weighing about 1,200 pounds. Each is made to order requiring about 400 man hours from a master carver. Though not for the average homeowner, this work of art you would likely will to your children as it will last several lifetimes.
Follow these energy- and water-conservation tips for the greenest bath around.