5 outdoor bathtubs that take relaxation to the next level

Soak the stress away in your very own outdoor bath tub! Here, we've rounded up five of our favourite designs from Pinterest to inspire your own secret outdoor sanctuary

Move over pools and spas, outdoor bath tubs are the preferred watering hole now.  Surrounded by nature and with the sweeping sky above; soaking in an outdoor tub is a dreamy way to unwind. 

Whether it's at the bach or in your backyard, the best part about creating your own open-air retreat is you can go as budget or as bougee as your wallet allows. The main thing to consider is plumbing and drainage so it's best to talk to a landscape designer or plumber for more information.

Here are some DIY ideas and resort-style outdoor baths to inspire your next landscaping project.

1. Luxe resort style

This outdoor bathroom has luxury resort written all over it. The solid stone bathtub has a sculptural feel and crisply contrasts its lush natural setting and rough rock side table. When considering your surroundings privacy can be important. Here, wooden battens creates a visual connection with the bathtub and help to brighten the space.

2. Au Naturel 

You can really soak up nature while you're soaking in this open-air bathtub. Found in the Akitō Studio – an Airbnb by acclaimed New Zealand stylist Erena Te Paa, this outdoor retreat is a great example of how to create a considered set up with a few simple choices. Pairing the round tub with the wooden bench achieves a spa-like feel, while adding a floor mounted tap adds an extra layer of luxe.

3. Inside out

If you want the ambience of being outside with all the creature comforts of being inside, a set up like this would be perfect for you. With solid flooring and wall mounted fixtures, this sheltered outdoor bathroom has the best of both worlds. The black stone bath tub was a clever choice for this setting as its natural colour and form bring an organic feel to the space.

4. Creative corners

This cute little corner is proof you don't need to spend a fortune to have your own sanctuary. A reclaimed bathtub with a few decor pieces can instantly make your outdoor area feel like an escape. This one may have fancy fixtures but you could try more budget-friendly options like a hose or even filling via a bucket. The key is having proper drainage, so talk to your plumber.

5. Secret sanctuary

Sitting in its own secret courtyard, this outdoor bath is the epitome of rest and relaxation. The square shape and wooden materiality of this soaking tub has a distinct Japanese feel that softens its dark stone setting. If you're short on space, choosing a sunken design like this one can be a great space saving solution.

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Story by: Lakshmi Krishnasamy

Photography by: Photo by Jared Rice on Unsplash

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