Make your daily ritual something to look forward to with these inventive designs
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Deck-mounted jetted tub with fireplace
Gas-fired logs ignite at the flip of a switch to keep the space warm during long soaks. Dual headrests in the jetted tub keep it extra cozy.
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Acrylic alcove tub
An acrylic alcove bath with front apron is relatively inexpensive and easy to install.
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The freestanding tub is nicely framed by blue tile, wainscot, and a dark wood beam. A handheld showerhead allows the tub to be used for both bathing and soaking.
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Standard alcove tub
Standard alcove tubs can be given a more custom look with the addition of a sliding glass shower door.
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Placed under windows in a second-story bathroom, this undermount tub with smooth stone surround and wood-paneled sides offers excellent views of the treetops. The center-mounted faucet allows two bathers to sit comfortably.
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Inspired by a hotel in Bali, this spa bathroom features a soaking tub surrounded by windows that bring in the outdoors.
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Cast iron tub
The cast-iron tub in this 1950s-era home was refinished during the bathroom remodel and looks as good as new surrounded by a wide band of blue glass tiles.
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Undermount whirlpool tub
A cross-handled deck-mount faucet in brushed chrome sits on one end of a narrow undermount whirlpool tub.
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Walk-in tubs don’t take up much floor space; this model by Oceania features variable-speed air jets.
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Deck-mounted jetted tub
This deck-mounted tub has 47 air-massage jets around the bottom edge of the tub. You can order one with more jets along the floor for a stronger massage.
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The open shower, with glass-tiled walls and slatted teak floor, is bathed in light. It features separate fixed and handheld wand-style showerheads that operate independently.
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Dark tiles on a shower surround might make the space feel a bit confining, but it’s certainly not the case in this large shower with a glass door and a top that’s open to the vaulted ceiling above.
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Frosted glass paneled-shower
Frosted areas obscure the view through the glass shower panels in all the right places.
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Prefab shower with custom touches
Built-in ledges for toiletries and a bar for washcloths add a custom touch to this prefabricated shower unit.
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The glass panel above the shower door can be closed when the steam shower is in use or opened to let steam escape.