Tubs that will enhance your Contemporary Bathroom Design

By Cindy
Posted . Filed under Bathtubs, Design Inspirations.

Contemporary bathroom design is very popular today, and for good reason. Geometric shapes and patterns, combined with angular and flowing designs for fixtures, furniture and countertops, clean lines, minimal colors, and mid-century furniture, plus a focus on high-quality natural or synthetic materials, are all hallmarks of modern bath design. These elements lend themselves to a clean, minimalist aesthetic perfect for any bathroom.

If you have a contemporary bathroom, or are designing one, there are several things you can do to bring the mid-century modern vibe to your bathing space. One critical aspect of your contemporary design, and very often the centerpiece of your bathroom, is the bathtub. There are many sizes, shapes, and designs from which to choose when selecting your contemporary tub. Here are three tubs that will help to enhance your contemporary bathroom design.


The freestanding tub. These popular tubs are a key element in transforming your bathroom into an oasis from the world, a sanctuary for cleanliness and comfort, an escape from the stresses and daily demands of modern life. Available in rectangular, square, various versions of oval, and round shapes, these tubs are a staple for a contemporary bathroom design in your home. You can have a tall, deep tub such as a Japanese soaking tub, or an extra-long tub for two bathers, depending on your available space. Your freestanding tub can have the hardware integrated onto the tub itself, or take advantage of available wall, floor or ceiling space. Faucets can be traditional style, waterfall, or hose style.

Japanese Soaking Tub with Plant Wall

Most freestanding bathtubs are finished on all sides, which gives you the option of placing the bathtub in any location within your available bathroom space. You can have a freestanding pedestal tub with a flat bottom which sits directly on the floor, or you can choose a footed tub. These tubs can be constructed from cast iron, acrylic, stainless steel, or copper. Freestanding bathtubs are extremely easy to install, but be sure to plan the installation according to your bathroom layout before beginning your bathtub shopping.

The infinity tub. You may have seen an infinity pool, but did you know you can get the same design in a bathtub? Infinity bathtubs create the impression of an edgeless pool with a waterfall in your own home. If a quiet, trickling brook is your idea of heaven, you should consider an infinity bathtub. Infinity tubs allow water to flow over the edge of the tub into a channel, where a pump then recirculates the water back into the tub. An inline heater keeps the water warm as it circulates throughout the system. This design works very well if your tub is situated near a window with a view of nature. Create your own relaxing and contemporary bathroom design with Diamond Spas as you recline in your infinity tub and enjoy the sights and soothing sounds of nature. Further enhance the experience with aromatherapy using an essential oil diffuser, scented candles, or live plants such as lavender and mint. Copper is a great choice for this type of tub design, as this natural material is a superb heat conductor, helping retain the warmth of your bathtub water as you relax.

The deck tub. This style of tub offers many options. The shape can be almost anything, including rectangle, square, oval, round, slipper, hourglass, or heart shaped, and the surrounding deck can be comprised of a variety of materials, including wood, stone, tile, stainless steel, copper, river rock, or marble. These tubs can be in the center of your contemporary bathroom design on a raised platform, against a wall, in a corner, or just about anywhere room allows. The tub decking can incorporate alcoves for extra storage, cut outs for candles and bath accessories, even a spot for your wine glass. They can also be sunken into the floor of your bathroom, allowing bathers to simple walk down a set of steps or sit on the edge and dangle their feet and legs into the bath water.


There is no end to the shape, color, pattern, natural, or synthetic element combinations you can put together in your contemporary bathroom design. You can add chromotherapy and hydrotherapy jets to any of these tub styles to raise your “bath game” another level. Chromotherapy is the use of colored lights in your bath or shower. Combining this approach with hydrotherapy can create especially soothing effects. You can also add a waterproof sound system to incorporate gentle music or relaxing sounds of nature into your bathing experience.

Let the friendly, helpful experts at Diamond Spas show you what our bathroom architects, designers and master craftsmen can help you create for your home, and enjoy the bathroom of your dreams where you can refresh, revitalize, and rejuvenate your mind and body as you relax in your very own spa-like retreat. Contact us today toll free at (800) 951-7727, or in Colorado call (720) 864-9115. We offer delivery and installation of your tub, pool, or custom water feature, as well as design and manufacturing services. 

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