Beautiful bathrooms are one of the great pleasures in life, if you ask us.
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.
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.
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.
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.
And master bathroom, take two, is going to have a more breathable bathing solution, so we don’t find ourselves in this mess again.
Luckily, freestanding tubs are another favorite of ours.
And, after all, the floor’s already reinforced.
Beautiful, simple, streamlined and able to take advantage of every window of view, now we just have to choose the right one!
What are your bathroom must-haves?
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