Japanese Inspired Small Tubs
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Looking beyond the usual European and American décor can bring new life into any bathroom remodel. Japanese-inspired bathrooms put a lot of focus on relaxing in the tub, even in small apartments and homes. Known as ofuro, compact home soaking and sitting tubs have been common in Japan for decades. Take a page from the book of Japanese Soaking Tubs with these design recommendations.
Square and Rectangular Designs
For a modern style reminiscent of everyday home bathrooms in Japan, look for a simplified square or rectangular design. This could be a freestanding pedestal tub or an alcove tub that takes advantage of a smaller-than-average opening. Ofuro tend to be installed in alcoves in Japan, or even flush with the floor to take advantage of space below the floor. The Aqua Eden VTDE483222R Ambry 48-Inch Alcove Tub is a good choice to achieve this style.
Freestanding Round and Oval Tubs
Get a graceful look that is still Japanese-inspired with a round or oval-shaped tub. These features are almost always freestanding, requiring a few extra inches on each side for installation. But with models as small as 51 inches or less across, it’s easy to fit these tubs in small bathrooms. Oval-shaped tubs are reminiscent particularly of the wooden Ofuro that were once made only by specialist craftsmen in Japan. With materials like acrylic and solid surfaces, they can be easily maintained.
Adding Details for Japanese Inspired Style
Putting in the right small tub is just the start to your relaxing Japanese bathroom. Try some accessories and details that hint at peaceful Far East style, such as:
- Cherry blossom patterned shower curtains or wallpaper
- Bamboo towel racks, soap dishes, and decorative items
- Hand showers for rinsing off in the tub, which is a very popular setup in Japan
- Soap dispensers and bowls made from hinoki, the cedarwood traditionally used for making the Ofuro tubs.
Shop Kingston Brass
Kingston Brass stocks a wide range of small tubs below 60 inches in length. So whether a homeowner prefers a freestanding tub or an alcove unit, there’s a Japanese-styled feature within the catalog to match. Pick the perfect small tub to complete a modern bathroom remodel today.