Open-Plan Bedrooms

There's something luxurious — and a little bit naughty — about a tub in the bedroom. Like the open-air showers at tropical resorts, the idea of bathing out in the open can be both liberating and titillating. On the other hand, open baths were not uncommon in tenements and rural houses at the turn of the last century. I've showered in many a pre-war kitchen, and the experience was less than glamorous. So what do we make of this trend? Is it hotel-inspired? Poverty chic? Or just a clever way to fit a big tub into a small space?

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