Outdoor showers have been popular for quite a while, but most are about function, there to assist with washing off chlorine from an outdoor pool, or dirt and grass from the trek back to the house from a pool or hot tub. Open-air tubs, however, are pure luxury. Outdoor bathtubs are for relaxation, offering home owners a chance to escape into nature as they luxuriate in a tub full of warm, soothing bath water. It’s about so much more than just taking a bath; it’s a bathing experience. Here are three outdoor bathtub ideas for your home, if you’ve been considering taking advantage of your outdoor space and incorporating an outdoor bathtub into your outdoor living space.
- Bring the outdoors in with a patio bathtub. If you have a patio space outside your bedroom or master bathroom, you can bring the outdoors in by installing a sliding glass door that connects the outdoor space to the indoor space. Imagine opening the slider and stepping from your bedroom or bathroom into a private outdoor bathing space, where you can sink beneath the warmth of your bath, lean back and gaze up at the stars. This is a popular design choice that offers the best of both worlds for bathers. Why settle for a skylight when you can have an unobstructed view of the night sky? Installing a privacy screen is a simple and inexpensive way to protect bathers from the neighbor’s gaze.
- Deck tub. Among other outdoor bathtub ideas, a popular choice is the deck tub. If you have an existing deck, you can place your outdoor tub in a corner and take advantage of your deck all year round. Fill your tub with cool water on a hot summer’s day for a refreshing respite from the heat, or enjoy a late night bath any time of year. You can take advantage of the deck railing to install a grab bar for added safety when entering and exiting the tub. Using scented oils you can immerse yourself in natural beauty and aromatherapy, breathing in the scents of nature both in your bathwater and from the plants that grow on your deck or in your yard. Potted plants, shrubbery, and trees can help create a living privacy screen that adds both beauty and privacy to your outdoor bathing area.
- Poolside bathtub. If you have an outdoor pool, there are various outdoor bathtub ideas around placing an outdoor bathtub adjacent to the pool, perhaps at the end of the pool deck closest to the house. This will allow you to enjoy the pleasures of outdoor bathing, and if your pool is not heated, take a cold plunge in the pool when bath time is done. There are many health benefits to cool plunges, including stabilizing blood pressure, stimulating blood flow, tightening your skin’s pores, and prompting your body to release hormones and endorphins with healing properties. Emerge from your bath and cold plunge feeling relaxed, invigorated, and more alive from head to toe.
If these outdoor bathtub ideas have inspired you to create your own private outdoor bathing oasis, why not give Diamond Spas a call today at 1-800-951-7727, and let us create the outdoor bathtub you envision. If you can dream it, we can design and install your outdoor bathtub for you.