|A well appointed traditional bath with freestanding tub, light blue and gray floral wallpaper and roman shades trimed in gray! (above)|
I like pondering dilemmas that I have no business pondering here on the blog. I have the smallest bath in my tiny tiny cottage in the Hollywood Hills..no room for anything really. What I would really like is an expansive bath with room for a separate tub and shower, a vanity and so much more. Since I can’t have those things right now…I must dream and wonder…if I did have the bathroom space…what would I do with it?
Soooo…here are two bathtub situations…one is a freestanding (standalone) tub in white that sits on a pedestal of sorts…the other, below, is a drop in tub that is literally dropped into a wood frame with paneling on the outside.
Hmmm…which one…which one…? That is the questions in today’s THIS OR THAT?
|A drop in tub with a panelled front right under a picture window in a cute bathroom. (above)|
So dear readers…which of these two bathtubs do you prefer? The freestanding or the drop in? What do you have in your house…does it work for you?
Please do tell.
Photos: Muse Interiors; Sang An Photography
17 responses to “THIS OR THAT: DROP IN VS. FREESTANDING TUB!”
From these two photos I would go for the freestanding one for sure. It looks fresher.
I don’t have a tub, but if I did I would pick a drop in, because I feel that I have more options. I can easily lay out my soaps, nice scented candles, and any other bath tub accessories.
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Always love the freestanding tubs, they are the ultimate luxury!
I have a drop in… I want a free standing. I think a free standing opens up a room.
I have a corner spa tub and am preparing for a renovation, I am in the same dilemma, if I do a drop in then I can create a bench that runs into the shower and have a few more inches or the free standing which limits the size of the shower. Happy 4th!
I’m fortunate to have two full bathrooms, albeit tiny ones. When the time comes to renovate, I’m going to put a freestanding tub (either a pedestal or Victorian style tub) in one and a drop-in tub in the other.
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I prefer a freestanding tub as a show piece but for a day-to-day use I’d prefer a drop-in, and I have both in my hosue. 🙂
Freestanding. Always freestanding…although I have a drop in myself boo.
I have had a drop in tub in my previous home and when we bought our current home 2 years ago. They are nice as far as putting bath oils, etc., on, but I found a total pain to try and clean it all.
Last year we renovated our bathroom and put in a pedestal tub (looks just like the one in your pic, with the same fixtures.) I love it. It’s easier to clean, and I put a small table by it with room for my bath products and a glass of wine! It really opens up the space too.
Freestanding antique claw foot tub. It’s in my back yard waiting to be refinished and put in my (someday) new bathroom.
If it weren’t for the wooden frame (which adds so much character!), I’d automatically choose the freestanding tub. Now I’m conflicted, too!
I notice that both these baths are done in soothing palletes… I prefer that, but have come across an amazing grass green freestanding tub from Stiffkey Antique Bathrooms that makes me want to change my ways. 🙂
Good luck with your bath daydreams!
I always loved the freestanding tubs but when you clean those bathtubs you must clean the outside as well as the inside, with a drop in you don’t have to do that. I guess I look at it on the “cleaning” perspective :)….
I have both and they both work for the rooms they are in. I love my freestanding bath because of the statement it makes – the waterworks .25 tub.
I love the built in tub too because it is tucked in….and is cozy.
I think both can live in a house and get along. It does depend on the room and one’s age….climbing in and out is good exercise.
I love my drop in. The surround is bead board & is rounded, like the tub. It isn’t any harder to clean than the free standing claw foot I had years ago & is much cozier. If it is in your own private bathroom, go for comfort vs “statement.”
No question..Free Standing…I would choose anything else for that room. then you can add a chandelier above the tub and add crystal prisms or crystal chandelier prisms. that would put the final touch on the room.
Does anyone know where the Roman shades were purchased?