One of the best ways to begin or end a hard day is to soak oneself in the comfort of a bathtub. The therapeutic effect of soaking in a bathtub has been noticed and is recommended in many natural cure therapies too. Just as you choose the furniture and wall paints to match your decor, it is important that you make a good pick of bathtubs too, to suit your taste and decor. We present below 10 of the best bathtubs for the year 2011. It’s time for the big dip.
1. Luxury Round Whirlpool Bathtub by Franco Bertoli for Hafro
This is a modern and spacious bathtub with ergonomic seating within. It is a gentle and sloping circle with an elegance that adds grace to any bathroom. It offers a calm bathing sensation and the heaters are all electronically controlled. There is also a timer feature in the bathtub. The best feature however is the integrated skimmer and disinfectant in the tub which keeps it clean always. The Airpool technology offers a hydro-massage in the tub for the greatest comfort and relaxation.
2. Gorgeous and Awesome Red Freestanding Bathtub from Bella Stone
This piece is a real masterclass as an element of bathroom design. It has been developed to become the centerpiece of any bathroom. It goes well in the colored or monochrome settings. Measuring 1700 * 850 * 535 mm in size, this simple and elegant bathtub has been carved out of stone resin. Stone resin has high resistance to heat, scratches and stains. It is also quite light in weight.
3. Crystal Red Diamond Bathtub
Attached with a golden frame, this bathtub has been touted as the most expensive modern tub. It comes fitted with a water-proof television with remote. A drinks holder along with a host of electronic controls to ensure the perfect water level, water temperature and water flow are also embedded features. In brilliant red, the tub is sure to catch the attention of any viewer. The finish is class and modernistic.
4. Baldi Rock Crystal bathtub
Just as a tub stakes a claim to being the most expensive tub ever, another arrives on the scene to upstage it! Here is a tub that has been carved out of a single rock crystal from the Amazon forests. Measuring over 8 feet in diameter, the tub is said to have sold at a price over $850,000. This will be the ultimate way of enjoying the pleasures of the natural world in the comfortable confines of your luxurious bathroom.
5. Transparent Bathtub
To give you the joy of indulging in a natural habitat, this bathtub has been made transparent in its design. Just a look at the azure blue waters in the tub is such an invitation to dive right in. As you soak up in the warming waters of the tub, you have the option of turning on the water jets for a lovely hydro massage. The transparent design is sure to make you indulge longer in relaxation.
6. Portable Bathtub From i-Sopod
It is one thing to have a luxurious bathtub at home in which you can pamper yourself. But here is a light weight and completely portable bathtub to ensure luxury for you wherever you go. The tub opens like a flap. It has settings for the lighting and music options that help you relax as you soak. The inner cubicle is large and the tub has an in-built, innovative filtration system for the clean up act. The tub itself is available in different color options.
7. Circular Bathtub from Roca
As we have noticed, the trend in 2011 seems to lean towards circular tubs. Such tubs offer the maximum space for the least floor space occupied. Roca has created a smooth flowing, shiny white, circular bathtub that is sure to calm not only the body with its warm waters but also the eyes with its elegance. It has a neat and compact shelf built into it to help storage.
8. Corcel N°1 Carbon Fibre Bathtub
And now, we have carbon fiber being used in the manufacture of bathtubs! With a capacity to hold more than 340 liters of water, this is definitely a giant tub. It has been built in a modern style and it features ergonomic seating and reclining positions within. The stylish shape and graceful design is what Corcel has always been known to excel in. They have not disappointed here!
9. Mineral Bath Tub by Treos
This independent and free-standing tub is unique in its design. The outer design elements feature a sharp look with tight corners and sharp edges. The insides however, are smooth, well-rounded and curving. Mineral casting is easy to mold and it can be seen from the workmanship of the tub. At the same time, mineral casting is also durable. A sliding tray made of oak wood to hold drinks and glasses and matching oak steps for getting into and getting out of the tubs are extras that come along with the tub.
10. The Inflatable Bathtub by Blofield
This is portability at its best – a bathtub that can be inflated whenever necessary and set up wherever necessary. Made along the lines of Dutch design, the bath tub also features a champagne bucket and a wooden rack for placing drink glasses. Thus, you can literally sup and sip while you dip! It is sturdy and durable. It is also lovely to look at and will add to the existing decor.