Union Jack, A Marble Slab, and A Little Booty?! HUH?! Well, it all makes sense to me. I’ll expand on some of the ideas that I have for our REAL bathtub. I tricked you guys in yesterday’s post. I had so much fun writing that… you don’t even know!
Anyways, let’s get down to business! I have been having a really hard time deciding what kind of bathtub I would like in the master bathroom. The reason I keep saying “I” instead of “we” is because J.C. isn’t really that much of a bath guy. The walk-in shower in the front bathroom is all for him. On the other hand, I’m a big bath person. One word, three syllabals: Re-lax-ing! Do I want a drop-in tub or a freestanding tub? Each has it’s benefits.
I started thinking about a drop-in tub one day and wondered how I would make it look nice. A lot of drop-in tubs can look like a big spaceship in bathrooms… kind of HUGE and out of place. I don’t want ours to be like that.
I found a picture online of a drop-in tub that looks nice and sort of understated.
I actually found this photo online under the reviews section for this particular bathtub. Isn’t it pretty?! It hit me all of the sudden. Like a ton of bricks. Why not make the front of the tub deck look pretty too?! My mind wandered and landed on this!
It’s Union Jack sheet metal from Home Depot. I actually already own a piece of this stuff. We had purchased some to make a air vent cover for the closet that our heat/air unit was housed in. We never got around to it and then the house burned. So much for the project.
I did a rough 3D sketch of what I would like the front of our tub deck to look like. Now remember, I am no artist.
Does this drawing make any sense whatsoever? I want there to be three “panels” across the front that have the union jack sheet metal (spray painted white) framed in white trim. I think it will be unexpected. The room will have a lot of lines. For example, a vanity has straight lines. A tub deck has straight lines. Tile has straight lines. The walls are straight lines. Adding a little bit of pattern by using the Union Jack sheet metal should spice things up a bit!
I also did a drawing of the whole tub deck, not just the front. Hopefully this way you can get a better picture of what I’m wanting.
What do you think? Will it look pretty? I think it would be fab. If we went this route, I would like to get a marble slab to surround the tub, like on top of the deck. It would go well with our vanity for this area, which has a marble top. Remember what it looks like? Here it is!
Now, let’s talk about the other option I’m considering. A freestanding tub. Disclaimer- I have recently learned that if you want a freestanding tub that doesn’t cost like $10,000, you will need a little booty. Seriously, ya’ll! Most freestanding tubs are about 16-20″ across the bottom. Do you know how small that is?
I measured myself from hip to hip while sitting down and it’s about 16 inches. So I wonder if a freestanding bathtub would be comfortable? I mean, I don’t even know how wide J.C. is, but I know it’s not 16 inches. Would it be comfortable for him? Or our guests?
Here are just a few example of some of the ones I like.
Doesn’t that look so relaxing?! I think so!
This one is fab too!
This is such a hard decision. I think I like the look of the freestanding tubs better but the “feel” of the drop-in tub more. Does that make sense? Am I overthinking all of this? Should it be THIS STINKING HARD to pick a bathtub?
Leave me a comment below to tell me which bathtub you think we should choose for our home and which one you would choose if you were putting it in YOUR home.