Claw Foot Tub at Window

Claw Foot Tub at Window

In an age where taking a shower has, for the most part, replaced the leisurely bath, it is a pleasure to reconsider the bathtub.  We take seriously the orientation and layout of every bathroom, especially those with a tub as a focal point.  If it is possible, we prefer to locate a bathtub next to a window and if we are lucky, one with a view.

Since allocating the time to take a bath can be a luxury, we want to make that experience as rewarding as possible.   The bathroom should be warm and comfortable, perhaps with radiant floor heat.  The light should be adjustable depending on the mood, and the time of day.  We often include a music system, sometimes a television or even a fireplace in a master bathroom.

Automatic blinds or curtains can add additional control for natural light coming into the room.  We have designed soaking tubs as well as bubbling spas.  For some of our clients, one of the only places they can take a break from their hectic lives is in the bathtub, so it is worth the effort to make it special.

Bathing Bay

Bathing Bay

Tub Overlooking a Valley

Tub Overlooking a Valley

Soaking Tub

Soaking Tub

Tub With Wood Deck and Floor

Tub With Wood Deck and Floor

Tub Alcove

Tub Alcove

Master Bath

Master Bath

Simple Bath

Simple Bath

Tub With Shower

Tub With Shower

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Published On: July 10th, 2014Categories: Bathrooms, Miscellaneous1 Comment

About the Author: James Crisp

James M. Crisp has been an architect for well over 30 years. His architectural firm, Crisp Architects, designs projects throughout New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts. In April of 2007, Taunton Press published 'On the Porch' by James M. Crisp and Sandra Mahoney.

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  1. Sally Wagner May 24, 2015 at 10:08 am

    Hi,

    I saw a bathroom you did with the id crisp sum 09. It was a great use of space with a shower next to the tub and the shower opening didn’t have a door and was on the left. The bathroom was painted green with beautiful dark grey tile. Do you have any more pictures of that? I love it

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