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 , now we just have to choose the right one!
What are your bathroom must-haves?
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