Drop-In Bathtub Design Ideas
White Mosaic Bathtub
This transitional bathtub from designer Michael Habachy is finished in mosaic tile and topped in marble. It is accented by a decorative wall and coordinated marble flooring.
Drop-in bathtub design ideas appeal to lots of homeowners because of their versatility in design options. Because drop-in bathtubs are essentially just tub shells, this allows for limitless design possibilities for the deck and surround, and the units can be completely customized to your design tastes.
Neutral Transitional Bath With Freestanding Soaking Tub
This large transitional bath is a relaxing retreat thanks to the large freestanding tub and a glass-enclosed walk-in shower. Extensive neutral tile and antiqued cabinetry complement the warmth of the rich-toned wood flooring.
Contemporary Bathroom With Freestanding Tub
As seen on HGTV’s Million Dollar Rooms, this serene master bathroom is made for relaxation with a freestanding soaking tub surrounded by smooth stones. The wall-mounted shelf next to the tub frees up floor space and maintains the room’s open, airy feel. Natural light streams in through a large window.
Living Wall in Spa-Like Master Bathroom
This living wall of lavender, mint and ferns fills the senses with fragrant aromas while relaxing in a freestanding tub amid serene forest-like surroundings.
Traditional Bathroom With Stone Tub
Contemporary Neutral Bathroom With a View
A dark cherry frame surrounding an angular freestanding tub creates a sleek focal point in this master bath retreat. Matching cherry cabinetry and black granite countertops contrast with the room's neutral walls and floor. The tub is placed in a prime position to enjoy the gorgeous views outside the expansive arched Craftsman-style window.
Contemporary Master Bathroom with Spa Tub
An architectural tub is the centerpiece of this master bath/ Black and white photos in black frames contrast against a palette of whites and creams. The Italian terra cotta floor pavers pick up the warm tones of the cream walls. The chair has Asian-influenced details.
Mediterranean-Style Bathroom With Copper Soaking Tub
Tucked below an arched window, a freestanding copper tub transforms this bathroom into an elegant, relaxing retreat. The neutral tilework surrounding the tub and the delicate seashell border framing the window enhance the space's soothing atmosphere.
Contemporary Bathroom With Luxurious Freestanding Tub
Moroccan-Inspired Bathroom with Soaking Tub
Style meets function with this white slipper soaking tub. A tile floor leads to the bathroom nook, which is decked out with a chair, small area rug and wooden chest. A pendant light hangs from the arched ceiling, while natural light streams in from the arched window.
Rustic Neutral Bathroom with Exposed Beams and Stone Mosaic Floor
Exposed wood beams and a custom stone mosaic floor bring rustic charm to this bath. A luxurious, nickel-plated farmhouse style tub framed by an arched entrance becomes the charming focal point of the room.
Freestanding Soaker Tub in Transitional Bathroom
A freestanding soaker tub offers understated elegance in the Atlanta Decorators Show House master suite bathroom. The soft pink and white patterned curtains behind the tub add a feminine touch to the transitional space.
Rustic Bathroom with Clawfoot Soaking Tub
This rustic master bathroom offers a luxurious soaking tub with lots of natural light. The dual vanities are surfaced in a light marble, offering contrast in the space. The hardwood floors are recycled barn boards creating continuity throughout.
Master Bathroom With Freestanding Tub
Dazzling Master Bathroom in Black and White
Campaign-style cabinetry in a black lacquer topped with Carrara marble is just one of the stunning elements in this master bathroom. Carrara marble also covers the walls and floors surrounding the standalone tub.
Transitional Bathroom With Stone Elements
This transitional stone bathroom is like coming home to your own mini spa every day. The bathroom features a white neutral stone accent wall with a modern freestanding white soaking tub on a pebble stone floor base.
Light Blue Contemporary Bathroom With Freestanding Tub
Two black wood vanities are separated by a sleek white freestanding bathtub. Sun-shaped mirrors and white vessel sinks accessorize and brighten the dark vanity areas. A semicircle window over the tub provides display space for bright flowers, adding a pop of vibrant color to the room.
Contemporary Bathroom With Mosaic Tile Wall
Curved walls provide a perfect setting for a freestanding tub, while the walls themselves are adorned in intricate mosaic tile, bringing both color and interest to the contemporary space.
Dramatic Asian Bathroom
A marble mosaic wall is the main feature which forms the backdrop for the original clawfoot tub. A storage niche for towels, bath products and decor, sits behind the tub and becomes a storage niche. The shelf seamlessly displays the homeowners Asian inspired sculptures, wall art and accessories.
Rustic Cowgirl Bathroom With Distressed Red Vanity
This rustic cowgirl bathroom has an ornate, layered look. The fringed shower curtain matches the patterned wallpaper, while the distressed red vanity coordinates with the beadboard wainscoting. Vessel sinks atop a granite countertop are a more contemporary accent.
Brown Transitional Master Bathroom
A fireplace makes this brown transitional master bathroom unique and adorns the multicolored tiled bathtub that sits in the center of the space. A chandelier hangs from the ceiling and provides the perfect lighting when relaxing in the tub. The bright colored painting sitting above the fireplace catches the eye compared to the neutral walls.
Stone-Surround Soaking Tub in Mediterranean-Inspired Bathroom
This Mediterranean-style bathroom features a stone-surround soaking tub and walk-in shower. Arched windows and doorways, ochre walls and mosaic tile accents play up the Mediterranean drama in the master retreat.
Rustic Bathroom With Wood Ceiling and Walls Plus Soaking Tub
Weathered wood panels and barn-style additions, make this bathroom's appearance simulate an old western outhouse. One of several bathrooms in the home that contains this soaking tub, which rests on old barn beams instead of the typical iron claw feet.
Warm Transitional Bathroom With Dual Vanities and Chandelier
This renovated master bathroom offers a beautiful map of ancient Rome, a place close to the homeowner's heart. A Jacuzzi tub is adorned in neutral tile and set off by vibrant, warm cabinetry. This large master bath is intimate and a wonderful place to relax at the end of the long day.
Neutral Transitional Bathroom
Neutral Transitional Spa Bathroom
Neutral tones in this bathroom give it a truly tranquil, spa feel. The window over the tub not only provides plenty of natural light, but also beautiful views from every spot of the bathroom.
Blue Coastal Bathroom
This master bathroom is beachy, blue dream, with blue and green mosaic tiles, glass vases in different shades of blue, a clawfoot tub, a weathered metal pendant light, and a stone tile floor. The arch of the vaulted ceiling echoes is mirrored in the arched inset shelves.
Teen Bathroom With Pink Mosaic Tile
Pink, pink, pink, everywhere in this teen's bathroom. Bizazza iridescent glass mosaic tiles on the walls and floors layer of irridescent sparkle with the matte walls. A white antique clawfoot tub adds the final feminine flourish.
Traditional Luxury Bathroom with Picture Window
This spacious luxury master bathroom features a large private soaking tub inside a carved-detail wood surround. Ornate columns impart a feeling of royalty while the large picture window allows for plenty of natural light and offers a relaxing view of nature. Intricate molding details coordinate well with the high-end look of the pleated window valances. White accessories and floral arrangements complete the spa-like environment while the cream cabinetry, countertop, and glass pulls of the vanity highlight the special details of the room.
Traditional White Bathroom With Double Vanities
Gorgeous marble tile and detailed crown molding show the attention to detail in the luxurious bathroom. Double vanities with matching marble countertops provide plenty of storage and look stunning in the traditional space.
Chic Spa Bathroom With Freestanding Tub
Designer Sarah Richardson used full-length curtains to give the illusion of a picture window behind the freestanding soaking tub in this modern master bathroom, while a patterned table holds bath-time essentials.
Red Claw-Foot Tub in Green Bathroom
A claw-foot tub painted a deep terra cotta is the focal point in this mint green bathroom. White beadboard frames the tub, while colorful art and printed towels add pattern to the space. A handheld shower head allows for a deep clean while using the tub.
Neutral Bathroom With White Slipper Tub and Brick Columns
The brick columns contrast with the white walls and make the bathroom feel more cozy. A candle sconce light above the luxurious freestanding tub adds a warm, traditional touch to the room, while large windows bring in plenty of natural light. A gray tile border on the floor visually frames the area to make this spacious bathroom more intimate.
Bathroom with Blue Painted Walls and Black Granite Sink
Glass mosaic tile adds glimmer to this bathroom designed by HGTV's Property Brothers. The stainless steel wall tile and gold accent tiles create a luxurious feel. Blue paint adds a dramatic pop of color. A new black granite sink sits on top of a wooden vanity with a glass top that offers plenty of storage.
Light Blue Bathroom With Freestanding Tub
The freestanding tub offers an architectural focal point in this transitional bathroom and acts as a separation between the toilet and shower area. A cowhide rug offers a fun punch of style.
Pink Victorian Bathroom with Clawfoot Tub
A clawfoot tub painted with gold leaf paint is the focal point of this small bathroom designed by HGTV's Property Brothers. The chandelier is also gold-leaf, as is the mirror frame. Pink-and-silver wallpaper give the room a modern, eclectic twist.
French Country Bathroom
Neutral Modern Bathroom With Abstract Chandelier
This neutral bathroom has soft rose walls accented with dark and dramatic molding and expansive glass doors. An abstract chandelier floats above the focal point of the room: a freestanding tub ready for soaking.
Brown Contemporary Bathroom With Soaker Tub
This contemporary master bath with white soaker tub and traditional vanity was created by host and licensed contractor Rob Van Winkle (a.k.a. Vanilla Ice) and was featured on his DIY Network's original series The Vanilla Ice Project.
Modern Freestanding Soaking Tub
As seen on DIY Network's Bath Crashers, this bathroom was updated with a modern freestanding tub and beautiful wood floors. A large window fills the space with natural light.
Bathroom With Clawfoot Bathtub and Mirrored Wall
HGTV's Cousins on Call, Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri, rebuilt this home's master suite, including this chic master bathroom. The stunning new bathroom features a vintage-style clawfoot tub, a playful mirrored wall and a stylish pendant light.
Traditional Black and White Bathroom with Yellow and Gray Floor Tile
This elegant bathroom features white subway tile with black accents and a period style roll-top clawfoot tub. Black trim and crown molding set off the gray and yellow patterned tile flooring. The white walls lend a clean, crisp feel to the stylish space.
Contemporary Gray and White Bathroom
The freestanding soaker tub is the focal point of this bathroom with a frameless shower, glass enclosure to allow for a perfect view of the tub upon entry. The amount of grey and marble detail creates interest and adds to the serenity. Cherry wood floors and antique make-up table add warmth to this contemporary space.
Urban Oasis Master Bathroom With Mosaic Tile
Elegant Freestanding Bathtub with Natural Surroundings
Luxurious Master Bathroom With Mosaic Tile Walls
The spa-like master bathroom of HGTV Dream Home 2012 showcases Turkish travertine tile, maple cabinetry in a chestnut finish and iridescent glass mosaic tile. Spotlit by a double-tier iron chandelier, the tub niche creates a dramatic focal point that is visible from the master bedroom.
Yellow-Tiled Angled Bathroom Wall With Hexagonal Floors
Because pedestal tubs appear to float in their surroundings, they can be a wise choice for compact bathrooms. Not only do they take up less visual space, but their smaller footprint also exposes more flooring, which is preferable when showing off intricate hexagonal floor tiles like these.
Neutral Bathroom With Soaking Tub and TV
Bay Window in Neutral Spa Bathroom
Created with the feel of a soothing spa, this spacious master bathroom contains a marble floor, soaking tub and large shower with glass doors. A bay window showcases the freestanding bathtub with adjustable plantation shutters.
Contemporary Neutral Bathroom With Soaking Tub and Modern Artwork
This contemporary bathroom features a large soaking bathtub for ultimate relaxation. Beige tile floors extend halfway up the walls, making the serene space feel cohesive. Modern artwork illuminated by a skylight adds visual interest to the space while the house plant brings a touch of nature.
Traditional Master Bath With Marble-Surround Tub
This master bathroom is a luxurious retreat contrasting classic tile and fixtures with vintage lighting and rich color. The centerpiece of the room is the oval jacuzzi tub with a stunning chandelier overhead. The tile, counters and flooring are crema marfil marble with honey onyx accents.
Neutral Cottage Guest Bathroom With Claw Foot Tub
The claw foot tub in this cottage-style bathroom is the perfect place to relax and unwind. A soft blush wallpaper with cream colored flowers adds to the femininity of the space.
Contemporary Bathroom with Relaxing Views
This master bathroom had originally been designed into sectional spaces, so light throughout was very minimal. By opening the floor plan and using pony walls and clerestory windows, natural light now fills the space consistently with the rest of the home. The extensive view in the remodel is now accessible from the main vanity, shower and bath areas.
Relaxing Coastal-Style Bathroom
The floor and wall surfaces in this master bathroom are clad in travertine-style porcelain tile, lending a sandy, beach effect. The light green accessories and beach-themed artwork add to the coastal feel.
Neutral Traditional Bathroom with Soaking Tub
Walker Zanger stone floors set the stage for the exposed polished nickel plumbing and towel warmer, the antique silver chandelier and leaded glass window. The Water Monopoly tub was fashioned after a 19th-century French tub and stands surrounded by neutral Waterworks and Sonoma Tilemakers tile.
Ornate Cream and Gold Bathroom
This designer bathroom combines luxury, style and function. With features like an oversized soaking tub and makeup vanity, the master bathroom is a spa-like getaway.
Black and White Bathroom with Pops of Yellow
Black and white textiles, art and tile create a dizzying optical illusion in this contemporary bathroom. Pops of bright yellow help to break up the monochromatic design.
Modern Design, Spa-Like Conveniences
Designer Candice Olson of Candice Tells All fills this glitzy bathroom with spa-like amenities, including heated flooring, a deep soaking tub and a two-person rain shower head. For a wow factor, Candice hangs faceted chains behind the tub for a bit of sparkle to contrast the antique wood dresser.
Transitional Master Bathroom with Skylight
The rustic yet modern finishes were carried into the master bathroom. The wainscoting has a matte finish and provides a subtle, rustic texture to the tub wall. A wall-to-wall skylight helps expand the light in the bathroom, while the Carrera marble brought a classic, yet rustic texture to the room.
Eclectic Master Bathroom With Moroccan-Style Tile Wall
The master bathroom combines modern and traditional elements resulting in a spacious, spa-like room.Contemporary glass tile is mixed with Moroccan-style tile on the walls and shower and radiant heated natural terra cotta tiles in a herringbone pattern make the floor a standout.
Resort-Style Gray Bathroom
Create a resort-like experience with an expansive master bathroom. This gray bath features a beautiful tub, a niche with metallic tile, and an oversized window for taking in the view.
Master Bathroom with Clawfoot Tub
A wide, curved ceramic clawfoot tub sits against one mosaic tiled wall in a master bathroom that also has a freestanding shower with sliding opaque glass doors, and a wall-length white vanity beneath an oval silver mirror.
Children's Bathtub With Blue Mosaic Tile
A kid-friendly bathtub is easy to step into and has an easy to open and close glass door. A low vanity and child-level mirror hangs in different part of bathroom, which is separated from shower by a tile wall.
Serene Bathroom With Freestanding Bathtub
This serene bathroom offers a beautiful ceramic tile floor, freestanding bathtub, chrome detail and chandelier. Three decorative niches add a pop of color and texture. With its refined design, this space invites you to unwind as time stands still and cares drift away.
Bathroom With Chinese Window Screen
In this bathroom, an oval tub is positioned beneath a Chinese window screen, which involves an intricate pattern of interconnected pieces of wood. Along the edge of the tub are two candlesticks with lit candles and a pot filled with white orchids.
Clean, White Modern Bathroom With Freestanding Bathtub
A freestanding bathtub is placed on the far end of a white bathroom, where the ceiling slopes closest to the room's floor. The wall next to the bathtub has an oval mirror and two wall sconces.
White Contemporary Bathroom With Soaking Tub and Amber Onyx Flooring
Black café curtains, used as a privacy screen for this pedestal-style soaking tub, help to soften the bathroom's sleek, contemporary mien. Onyx floor and wall tiles in a rich amber hue, plus a mini gallery wall, give the space its moxie.
Contemporary Bathroom With Wood Plantation Shutters
This contemporary bathroom features cabinetry, doors and window louvers made from locally sourced wood. Glass tile walls create a soothing backdrop against the sleek tub and floating vanity. The home uses low-flow and oxygen-infused plumbing fixtures to reduce water consumption.
Spa-Like Contemporary Bathtub
Creating a spa like bathroom takes more than putting together its various components. It takes unifying a vision of how to bring everything together in a balance of function, style and beauty. The stunning waterfall effect using glass wall tile, accents the water faucet and creates an eye catching focal point, making the unique limestone tub the centerpiece of this space.
Spacious Gold Bathroom With Soaking Tub and Chandelier
This master bathroom features gold walls, mosaic tile accents and stone finishes. A romantic chandelier illuminates the beautiful tray ceiling while a deep white tub sits below for a luxurious, relaxing spot.
Relaxing White Bathroom With a Freestanding Bathtub
A soft, clean color palette creates a spa-like environment in this bathroom. Designer Tobi Fairley covered the windows with Roman shades for an easy way to add privacy when needed.
Romantic, Transitional Bathroom With Clawfoot Tub
This small bathroom is a romantic retreat thanks to the claw foot tub, serene pale plum walls and the delicate chandelier with crystal accents. Black and white art is the focal point above tub, while a woven basket keeps towels handy.
Magnificent Details Put This Master Bathroom Second To None
Contemporary Bathroom With Blue and Gray Wallpaper
Natural Elements Make Relaxing Spa Enviroment
Beautiful soaking tub with natural wood surround provides ample storage to keep your spa retreat clutter free. Complemented with light yellow roman shades that brighten the space, this spa bathroom is ready to melt your day away.
Old World Master Bathroom With Carrara Marble Floor
The floor with an inset basket weave of Carrara marble and black granite dots is one of the final touches that infuses Old World opulence into this master bathroom.
White Bathroom With Marble Shower Seat
A mosaic insert on this shower seat breaks up the wall of Calacatta marble tile and makes an ideal spot to set bath necessities. Shelving behind the clawfoot tub keeps miscellaneous items equally handy for soakers.
Transitional White Bathroom With Spacious Tile Shower
The natural wood window frame and floors warm this white master bathroom at HGTV Dream Home 2011. A glass shower enclosure visually lengthens the room and keeps the space feeling open and airy, while a simplistic metal chandelier accentuates the high ceilings.
Contemporary Gray Bathroom With Footless Soaker Tub
Accessories like an industrial pendant light, the abstract painting and modern soaker tub make this bathroom unique.
Contemporary-Meets-Cottage White Bathroom
A white, freestanding claw-foot tub is the centerpiece of this bathroom, which combines contemporary and cottage styles. Gray walls mimic the gray in the marble countertops, while white beadboard, subway tile and vanity give the space a clean look.
Contemporary Bathroom With Brown Mosaic Tile Wall
Most drop-in tubs have a finished rim and are made to fit right into the deck or custom surround. These tubs can be placed almost anywhere there is plumbing and space to build a deck structure to surround and support it. A rimmed tub has a finished edge that overlaps the deck; for a more sleek, continuous look, choose an undermount tub.
Undermount tubs are a type of drop-in tub that are designed for floor-level installation. Flooring such as tile covers the lip of the tub in this case. This gives a seamless look, because the floor tile runs right up to the edge of the tub, and you can step right in.
If you are planning an upgrade from a basic acrylic tub, you should spend as much time thinking about bathtub surround ideas as you do on choosing the bathtub itself. When budgeting for your new drop-in tub, remember that the surround is a separate expense from the tub itself, so take that into account.
The design ideas are endless, and you should take the time to look through books and visit home improvement centers to become familiar with the wide variety of styles available. For instance, the skirt, or front, of the tub can match the flooring for a seamless, free-floating look. Or the skirt can be covered with wood paneling to match the cabinetry for a dressier, more traditional look. Any kind of beautiful polished slab stones, such as marble, also make wonderful choices for contemporary bathtub skirts.
Choosing wood paneling rather than tile or stone will give your bathroom a more natural, casual feel. You can even add simple panels of beadboard or wainscoting to give it an upscale spa look. Wood finishes require a much smaller budget than expensive tile or stone finishes, but they still can look beautifully elegant.
If you want to get a large, grand drop-in bathtub, give it the royal treatment. Choose polished stone slabs or tile for the surround. When designing it, be sure to include at least one step to get in and out of the tub. Don't forget the faucet and fixtures. Bronze, brushed nickel or other high-end finishes will complete the overall look.
Settle on your personal taste and style and then design your drop-in bathtub surround to match. Consult with bathroom designers and professional contractors and installers. You'll soon have a stylish, relaxing oasis worthy of a magazine spread.
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