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Clawfoot Tubs With Rooms of Their Own

I loved looooooved the old clawfoot tub I had once upon a time in an apartment I lived in before getting married. I think it was the thing I missed most, bathroom wise at least, when we bought our little Cape. Even if that tub was kind of old and dingy and rusty all the time because the finish had rubbed off the cast iron in so many places. It was basically impossible to clean, so I hardly did bathe in it.

Besides, my bathroom wasn’t romantic or dreamy enough to make the whole clawfoot tub experience worthwhile.

Of course, I’d happily give up romantic and dreamy to get huge, fireplace-y, and wall mounted TV-y like the loft bathroom at Beachnest. A clawfoot tub with its own room, maybe even its own floor? *swoon* If I had all the space in the world, maybe just maybe I’d have someone whip me up a bathroom that was just a room for the bath. Would you? Or are you more of a high-tech ultrashower kind of person?

5 Responses to “Clawfoot Tubs With Rooms of Their Own”

  1. Leane September 30, 2010 at 11:02 am #

    the clawfoot tub in our house sealed the deal when we were buying. I’m still dreaming of ways to give it the honor it deserves. more square footage would help…

  2. Orora October 1, 2010 at 8:06 am #

    I don’t really care about kitchens or dining rooms, and as long as there’s room for my TV (which is rather small) I’m meh on living rooms. For me, a good bathroom is where it’s at. A giant tub, a rainfall shower, a heated towel rod and room to store my myriad toiletries and I’m a very happy girl.

  3. Christa Terry October 4, 2010 at 10:53 am #

    @Leane I SO wish I still had one – we’ve considered ways we could have one, but our bathroom is teeny tiny, which means it would dominate and we’d have to lose our bathroom closet.

    @Orora Ooh, heated towel rods! I had one at one place I lived, and it was just so lovely to step out of the shower or bath and wrap up in a huge, warm towel. But I don’t have space for one of those, either :(

  4. marvel October 6, 2010 at 5:35 am #

    I don’t like large, open bathrooms; I lose the feeling of privacy required to fully enjoy baths. And the TV would just seem intrusive. But I love the fireplace. I’ve never heard of heated towel rods before; something to investigate!

  5. Dietsch October 13, 2010 at 1:39 am #

    I couldn’t disagree less with the people who find an expansive bathroom unnerving. If I could, I’d remake the whole third floor of my house into a giant bathroom, maybe with a tub in one area and the other amenities in a second space divided by a three-quarter wall. We’re all socialized to think of bathrooms as small (or smaller than bedrooms or kitchens) but there’s no logical reason to want to keep them tiny.