Invest in a Soaking Tub for Your Zen Bathroom
Installing a soaking tub gives your bathroom an authentic and relaxing Zen-inspired design.
By: Alice Daniel
If you need a respite from your busy life, consider transforming your bathroom into a personal refuge. Follow this simple seven-step path to create an authentic, Zen-inspired design.
In a traditional Japanese house, soaking in a deep tub is a ritual of relaxation in a family's day, says architect Yoshiko Sato of Morris Sato Studio in New York City. You can achieve this ritual in your home by installing a soaking tub.
Yoshiko recommends the Tea-for-Two bath by Kohler. It's an extra-deep, 5-foot basin with a waterfall spout and a well-placed drain so that two people can sit comfortably. Duravit's Starck X bathtub adds another element by allowing the water to overflow into a bed of stones. Wooden soaking tubs are another option for traditional bathrooms, though many designers say they're expensive and high maintenance.
While Yoshiko does not recommend larger bathtubs because it is difficult to keep the water very hot, the MTI Whirlpool bath has an internal heating system that keeps the surface of the tub warm, which keeps the water heated longer. Placing the bathtub by a window makes the experience even more relaxing.
Explore the many options for creating a beautiful bathtub area.
Soak in the Latest Tub Technology
Transform your bath into an at-home spa with a hot, new tub.
Browse your options for tub faucets, and prepare to install a stylish and long-lasting tub fixture.
Buying a Bathtub Without Getting Soaked
Consider all your options and there are plenty of them when planning your bathtub purchase.
Old Tub, New Finish
Prep makes perfect when it comes to the tricky task of reglazing a tub.
The Period Bath Takes on a New Luster
Vintage-look bathtubs and decor take you back in time without sacrificing convenience or style.
How to Choose a Bathtub
Consider factors like bathroom size and features when shopping for a tub for your remodel.
Whirlpool Tubs: Designs and Options
Before you buy a whirlpool bathtub, take these important considerations into account to be sure it's the right fit for your lifestyle and budget.
How to Refinish an Antique Bathtub
Clean it up and smooth over the rough patches with these step-by-step instructions.
Choosing the Right Whirlpool Bathtub
Before you run out and buy a new whirlpool for your bathroom, there are many important questions to ask yourself to avoid expensive mistakes.
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