Today we're talking about bathtubs with windows. You know the ones: those glowing, ultra-modern tubs you just can't help but imagine sliding into with a glass of wine, in front of a city skyline at night.
From the sleek and futuristic design, to luxurious spa-like features, a bathtub with a window will give any bathroom an extra touch of chic and sophistication.
So whether you're looking to finish an updated, luxurious bathroom with a high-end look, or are just looking for some relaxation and tranquility in your existing bathroom, a window bathtub could be the perfect fit.
We'll explore several options for bathtubs with windows—from features and benefits, to size, shape, and cost—so you can bring your dream bathroom to life. Let's dive in!
Empava 59" 3-wall Alcove Whirlpool Bathtub
The Empava 59" Whirlpool Bathtub is designed to provide comfort and relaxation in one luxurious package. It has a center drain for a symmetrical look. The acrylic material is sturdy and durable so you can enjoy a warm bath without worrying about the tub cracking or warping. And of course, this bathtub comes with a window, so you can relax in style.
It also features 11 water jets for a foot, body, and lumbar massage. This is in addition to a 45" showerhead and pillow. What more could you want for relaxing?
However, this particular bathtub isn't as spacious as some of the other options on the market, as it is only designed for a single person. Additionally, depending on your set up, installing this tub could be difficult due to the center drain if you don't have one plumbed in already. A professional installation is recommended if you're unsure about this.
DECORAPORT 68" Air Bubble Whirlpool Tub with Computer Control and LED Light
This impressive bathtub is the perfect way to create a luxurious spa-like experience at home. Complete with a computer control panel and LED lights, you can set the perfect atmosphere and enjoy a truly pampering soak.
The 68-inch air bubble massage tub features 8 air jets and a low-profile pillow, providing comfortable support while you relax. At 60 gallons, this tub is larger than the 42-gallon Empava 59" which gives you more space to stretch out and relax.
On the downside, this tub is still only designed for a single bather, and it takes up quite a lot of space when you consider that.
BHBL 61" x 61" Fan Shaped Back to Wall Whirlpool Corner Tub
This corner whirlpool tub is a sure to be a popular addition to your bathroom—if you're lucky enough to have the space for it.
Featuring an ergonomically designed seating area, adjustable jets, an attractive fan shape, and tempered glass paneling for that window view, this corner tub is both elegant and practical.
For longer or social soaks, there are two pillows to help you relax, while the built-in hydrotherapy jets allow you to get a massage while in the tub.
As we are now moving into larger tub territory, note that the corner design will cost more than the more basic single-person models.
DECORAPORT 71" 2 Person Air Bubble Infusion Whirlpool Bathtub
The DECORAPORT 71 Inch 2 Person Air Bubble Infusion Whirlpool Bathtub is the final—and most luxurious—window bathtub I wanted to feature. It's a double tub, meaning two people can soak side by side, each with their own relaxing headrest and massage experience.
It comes with an innovative control panel that allows you to customize your experience with features like air jets, lights, and even a USB connection for a speaker. Plus, the air bubble infusion technology ensures a deep and soothing soak. The built-in window gives your bathroom that signature modern look thanks to the glowing lights inside the tub.
The negatives of this one are the cost, and the installation. You are going to need an appropriate space to install this tub, as it will not fit into a regular alcove, for example.
What are the benefits of bathtubs with windows?
The most obvious advantage of a bathtub with a window is undoubtedly the modern aesthetic. It creates a sleek, high-end look, as well as as making the room feel larger as the clear window doesn't interrupt the flow of the space like a solid-sided tub.
But that's not all. These tubs are also packed with features like jets, lights, and even speakers. Somewhere between a regular jetted tub and a spa, window bathtubs give you a modern twist on these time-tested ideas.
What are the drawbacks of bathtubs with windows?
Bathtubs with windows are undoubtedly a unique and interesting addition to a bathroom, but there are a few potential drawbacks too.
One problem is simply that there are extra things to go wrong. For example, the window could leak, or the fancy equipment could fail. You can't get these problems with a regular tub as these features simply don't exist.
Additionally, these tubs are a little trickier to install than standard ones, and you will need to allocate more space. This might be fine, depending on your layout, but is just something to be aware of.
Things to consider before installing a window bathtub
When installing a bathtub with a window, there are a few things to consider:
- Maintenance: Consider the maintenance required for the glass panel, including cleaning (without scratching the glass).
- Learning curve: New technology means you'll have to get to grips with how to use all of your new tub's features, but don't worry—it will be worth it.
- Cost: Installing a bathtub with a glass panel may be more expensive than a traditional bathtub, due to the additional placement considerations and labor required. Be sure to factor this into your budget.
- Shape: While window bathtubs come in all shapes and sizes, think about your main usage. Are you always a solo bather, or would you like to soak as a couple? If the latter, consider a two-person tub. But if not, you can fill the tub quicker if you go with a single-person model.
All in all, a bathtub with a window is an excellent way to create a peaceful ambience in a modern bathroom.
With sleek designs and engineering, a bathtub with a window offers numerous advantages, including improved health, better relaxation, and of course aesthetics.
Installing a bathtub with a window is an investment for both your home’s value and your personal wellbeing.