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The bath bubble



Leslie McKellar; Max Burkhalter; Heidi?s Bridge

With freestanding tubs, we?re embracing self-care, seeking status, and perhaps feeling a little lonely The year was 2017 and it was not a good time to be a bathtub. Across America, homeowners were ripping out their bathing receptacles and replacing them with something cooler, less archaic, and less annoying to clean: the capacious, easy-to-wipe walk-in shower.
The New York Times declared that New Yorkers were over tubs, hungry for something, a hack, that would create the illusion of space in their tiny apartments. Showers were the answer, they seemed to agree. That same year, a Houzz survey found that 91 percent of people who ditched their tubs did so because they wanted to make room for a larger shower. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, people wanted to ?hang out? in their bathrooms, and the shower seemed like the feature that would allow for a more recreational bathroom experience. You could install a bunch of rain heads, put in a bench, and pretend to be in a fancy steam room or under a waterfall; no one with testicles would have to enter this space on their hands and knees. A few years later, the tub seems to be making a wild comeback. Yet it?s not just any old basin that?s trending?it?s the freestanding tub. As a plumbing fixture, the freestanding tub has been around for nearly 150 years, longer if you count the various, mostly portable, vessels that people bathed in before John Michael Kohler affix...
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