Pedestal Tub Designs

Pedestal tub designs are the modern offspring of the freestanding clawfoot tub, and you can find them in a variety of beautiful shapes, finishes and sizes.

Double Vanity Bathroom With Freestanding Tub and Built-In Shelving

Blue Coastal-Inspired Bathroom With Pedestal Tub

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Pedestal-style bathtubs are freestanding tubs that are an outgrowth of the classic clawfoot tub design. However, instead of feet, pedestal tub designs use a plinth or pedestal to raise the bathtub from the floor. These are a modern take on a traditional soaker tub, and the selection of designs is varied.

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Neutral Transitional Bath With Freestanding Soaking Tub

Contemporary Bathroom With Freestanding Tub

Living Wall in Spa-Like Master Bathroom

Traditional Bathroom With Stone Tub

Contemporary Neutral Bathroom With a View

Elegant Freestanding Bathtub

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Contemporary Master Bathroom with Spa Tub

Gibbs Smith, Farrow and Ball, Brian D Coleman, Edward Addeo (photographer) Photo Credit: Edward Addeo View original photo.

Mediterranean-Style Bathroom With Copper Soaking Tub

2013 Gibbs Smith, Allure of French & Italian Decor, Betty Lou Phillips Photo Courtesy: Scott Womack View original photo.

Modern Blue and White Bathroom with Slipper Bathtub

Contemporary Bathroom With Luxurious Freestanding Tub

Asian-Style Bathroom With Sunken Tub

Moroccan-Inspired Bathroom with Soaking Tub

Rustic Neutral Bathroom with Exposed Beams and Stone Mosaic Floor

2013 Gibbs Smith, Allure of French & Italian Decor, Betty Lou Phillips Photo Courtesy: Dan Piassick View original photo.

Freestanding Soaker Tub in Transitional Bathroom

Rustic Bathroom with Clawfoot Soaking Tub

2013 Gibbs Smith, Rustic Elegance, Ralph Kylloe Ralph Kylloe View original photo.

Master Bathroom With Freestanding Tub

Dazzling Master Bathroom in Black and White

Transitional Bathroom With Stone Elements

Light Blue Contemporary Bathroom With Freestanding Tub

Contemporary Bathroom With Mosaic Tile Wall

Dramatic Asian Bathroom

Rustic Cowgirl Bathroom With Distressed Red Vanity

2013 Gibbs Smith, Rustic Elegance, Ralph Kylloe Ralph Kylloe View original photo.

Brown Transitional Master Bathroom

Stone-Surround Soaking Tub in Mediterranean-Inspired Bathroom

Rustic Bathroom With Wood Ceiling and Walls Plus Soaking Tub

2013 Gibbs Smith, Rustic Elegance, Ralph Kylloe Ralph Kylloe View original photo.

Warm Transitional Bathroom With Dual Vanities and Chandelier

Neutral Transitional Bathroom

Asian-Inspired Bathroom With Textured Walls

Serene Bathroom With Make-up Vanity

Blue Coastal Bathroom

Gibbs Smith, Barry Dixon Interiors, Brian D Coleman, Edward Addeo (photographer) Photo Credit: Edward Addeo View original photo.

Teen Bathroom With Pink Mosaic Tile

Gibbs Smith, Barry Dixon Interiors, Brian D Coleman, Edward Addeo (photographer) Photo Credit: Edward Addeo View original photo.

Large Bathroom With Double Vanity

Traditional Luxury Bathroom with Picture Window

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Traditional White Bathroom With Double Vanities

Rustic Master Bathroom With Exposed Brick

Neutral Bathroom With Victorian Tub

Feminine Master Bathroom in Pale Green and Pink

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Chic Spa Bathroom With Freestanding Tub

Red Claw-Foot Tub in Green Bathroom

Gibbs Smith, Farrow and Ball, Brian D Coleman, Edward Addeo Edward Addeo View original photo.

Neutral Bathroom With White Slipper Tub and Brick Columns

Bathroom with Blue Painted Walls and Black Granite Sink

White Tub with Green Tile

Light Blue Bathroom With Freestanding Tub

Pink Victorian Bathroom with Clawfoot Tub

French Country Bathroom

Japanese Master Bathroom

Matthew Coates Ellis View original photo.

Neutral Modern Bathroom With Abstract Chandelier

Brown Contemporary Bathroom With Soaker Tub

Modern Freestanding Soaking Tub

Bathroom With Clawfoot Bathtub and Mirrored Wall

Traditional Black and White Bathroom with Yellow and Gray Floor Tile

Contemporary Gray and White Bathroom

Urban Oasis Master Bathroom With Mosaic Tile

Coastal Master Bathroom

Elegant Freestanding Bathtub with Natural Surroundings

Luxurious Master Bathroom With Mosaic Tile Walls

Gray Traditional Bathroom With Claw Foot Tub

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Yellow-Tiled Angled Bathroom Wall With Hexagonal Floors

Neutral Bathroom With Soaking Tub and TV

Bay Window in Neutral Spa Bathroom

Contemporary Neutral Bathroom With Soaking Tub and Modern Artwork

Traditional Master Bath With Marble-Surround Tub

Neutral Cottage Guest Bathroom With Claw Foot Tub

Contemporary Bathroom with Relaxing Views

Relaxing Coastal-Style Bathroom

Tranquil Spa Bathroom

Neutral Traditional Bathroom with Soaking Tub

Sleek Freestanding Bath Tub in a White-and-Chrome Bathroom

Ornate Cream and Gold Bathroom

Black and White Bathroom with Pops of Yellow

Modern Design, Spa-Like Conveniences

Transitional Master Bathroom with Skylight

Eclectic Master Bathroom With Moroccan-Style Tile Wall

Resort-Style Gray Bathroom

Master Bathroom with Clawfoot Tub

Children's Bathtub With Blue Mosaic Tile

Serene Bathroom With Freestanding Bathtub

Bathroom With Chinese Window Screen

Clean, White Modern Bathroom With Freestanding Bathtub

White Contemporary Bathroom With Soaking Tub and Amber Onyx Flooring

Contemporary Bathroom With Wood Plantation Shutters

Spa-Like Contemporary Bathtub

Spacious Gold Bathroom With Soaking Tub and Chandelier

Relaxing White Bathroom With a Freestanding Bathtub

White Mosaic Bathtub

Romantic, Transitional Bathroom With Clawfoot Tub

Traditional Bathtub with Cream Shower Curtain

Magnificent Details Put This Master Bathroom Second To None

Contemporary Bathroom With Blue and Gray Wallpaper

Natural Elements Make Relaxing Spa Enviroment

Old World Master Bathroom With Carrara Marble Floor

White Bathroom With Marble Shower Seat

Transitional White Bathroom With Spacious Tile Shower

Contemporary Gray Bathroom With Footless Soaker Tub

White Modern Master Bathroom

Bathtub with Wood Surround and Alcove

Contemporary-Meets-Cottage White Bathroom

Contemporary Bathroom With Brown Mosaic Tile Wall

Small Earthy Bathroom With Stone Bathtub Surround

These beautiful tubs can be the focal centerpiece of your modern bathroom. Designed to sit away from a wall, these tubs require no surround or deck. They can be tucked into an alcove or shown off in the middle of your bathroom. The only consideration aside from space is the plumbing, which you can discuss with your contractor or bathroom designer.

Traditionally, soaker tubs have been made of durable, long-lasting cast iron coated in porcelain, and you still can buy them in that material. However, it is quite heavy, and different materials that are not as cumbersome now can be used. Acrylic tubs are much lighter, making them easier to install, especially on a home's upper levels. Solid surface tubs made of engineered stone and resin also are available. Copper tubs are a striking look, but be aware that those do cost more than other materials, and they take a commitment to maintain properly.

Today's modern pedestal tubs designs typically have sleek, clean lines for a subtle, elegant look. The shapes range from oval to rectangular to almost a bowl shape. Many manufacturers offer packages that include the faucets, the most unique of which is the telephone faucet, in various finishes such as chrome or nickel. Shower attachments also can be ordered if you also need the tub to serve that function.

The more traditional looking tubs will usually have an elegant rolled-top edge. The design can be double-ended, where both ends are rounded, or it can be a slipper style, where one end is raised and sloped for reclining comfort. You can even choose a double slipper tub style, in which both ends are raised. Most of these tubs are finished in a soft white, but you can order a specific color finish if that fits your style. Black or red with silver finishings, for instance, would be bold and unexpected.

Depending on the hardware you would like, you can order these pedestal tubs with or without the holes already drilled for the faucets. Pedestal tubs range from about 60 to 70 inches long, so they can fit into different sized bathrooms. They start at about $1,000 and can go up to $3,000 or more, depending on size, style and finishes. Many manufacturers offer free shipping as well.

A freestanding pedestal bathtubs may be the perfect addition to your bath to combine traditional feel with a modern look.

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