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My bathtub is wasting precious space!

We've just moved into a new rental place and it has a separate bath and shower. I'm excited about having a tub, but I can't see us using the tub more than once every couple of weeks. I was wondering if anyone has found a… dust cover? Or something that you could put over a tub? Or some way of covering the tub between uses so that the space could get used as a bench or something?

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Water your house plants with bathwater

My son takes a bath every night. Last night, as the tub was draining and I was thinking over my chores I needed to execute that evening (because that's how I treat my chores: EXECUTION!) I realized that I could kill two birds with one stone and use the lukewarm bathwater to water the houseplants.

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Puerto Rico's unobtainable bathtubs

Last month I took a press trip to Puerto Rico to tour destination wedding and honeymoon venues (full Offbeat Bride post coming in a couple days!). It was a lovely trip, but I was keenly aware that many of the venues we were touring were TOTALLY out of range for 99% of my readership. We're talking $3000/night hotel rooms, $15,000 ballrooms, etc.

Rather than get frustrated, I decided I would start taking photos of some of these lovely venues' beautiful bathtubs so that we could all admire and be inspired. Most of these tubs are not in places most of us can afford, but that doesn't mean they aren't amazing!

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Vintage 1955 cottage in the Hollywood Hills

I recently went to the open house for this adorable Robert Byrd-style cottage built in 1955 and kept in incredible original condition tucked away in the Hollywood Hills. There are wonderful little vintage surprises all over this amazing home. Hidden lazy Susans in an unexpected location, beyond unusual doorframes, and the coolest/most dangerous bathtub I've ever seen.

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Butt bench: A party in your bathtub for your butt

I am a complete bath junkie. I know now that this is a type of person, but I didn't always understand there are others like me. One who, for fun, takes frequent, long, pointless baths. This person reads in the tub. This person is jealous of Marat's bathtub setup, horrible skin disease be damned! This person buys furniture for the purpose of enhancing bathtime.

You, my fellow bath people, will want a Butt Bench.

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9 glorious tubs: Draw yourself a fantasy bath and stay a while

BATHS ARE THE BEST! The years I spent living in dorms I was much more upset about my lack of bathtub than about my inability to have pets, or my inability to make out with my boyfriend in peace, or my inability to afford anything. All I wanted most of the time was a nice bath.

Happily, I've never NOT had a tub since leaving school — and the tub I have now is very, very deep. But that doesn't mean I can't fantasize about the best part of my home; I like the cut of these tubs' jib.