freestanding tub
Beth Webb InteriorsEmily Followill Photography

 

Beautiful bathrooms are one of the great pleasures in life, if you ask us. 

freestanding bathtub in bathroom
Beth Webb InteriorsEmily Followill Photography

 

And, for us, a great tub is a nonnegotiable.

When we redid our master bath in our Beaufort, NC house a huge, cast-iron soaking tub was the first thing we chose.

bathroom freestanding tub
Suzanne Kasler Interior Design

 

The carpenters joked that if there was a natural disaster we should stand on the first floor under the tub because the floor had been reinforced so heavily.

freestanding tub
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles| David Christensen Photographer

 

Although it’s not so much of a joke now because, in the wake of Hurricane Florence, we learned what can happen when you build a beautiful wooden enclosure around a cast-iron tub surrounded by windows. And the windows leak. Let’s just say ew.

 

Lesson learned! 

Cloth and Kind

 

We weren’t planning on a major house renovation just five years after the first one, but you can’t predict the weather, as they say. 

 

Chango & Co

 

And master bathroom, take two, is going to have a more breathable bathing solution, so we don’t find ourselves in this mess again.

Jessica Bradley Interiors

 

Luckily, freestanding tubs are another favorite of ours.  And, after all, the floor’s already reinforced , now we just have to choose the right one! 

 

What are your bathroom must-haves?

 

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