These bathtubs can do more than hold water — they’ll help keep your bathroom neat and organized.
Looking like a sea-going egg, the aptly named Egg bathtub sits jauntily on a pedestal that doubles as storage for potions, lotions, and books. The tub is molded of Korakril, an acrylic resin compound that’s ideal for making soft, curvaceous shapes.
The freestanding Ladybird tub is a space-saving two-for-one design. The lid is a vanity and sink that’s easily removed to provide access to the deep soaking tub below. One set of handles and faucet serves both fixtures. The upright design of the Ladybird clears plenty of storage space for your small bathroom.
Image: The Ladybird compact bath and vanity / Designed by Coco Reynolds @ Marz Designs
Cool Bathtubs with Built-In StorageWriter’s Retreat
Comfy headrests and back cushions make this watery library-for-two the perfect place to hang out on a rainy day — or any day, really. Handy shelves store your favorite mysteries and romance novels while you soothe your muse with whirlpool jets. The 7-by-7.5-foot tub ($17,570) is made of acrylic and the shelves are teak.
Sure, reading is good for your mind and spirit. But hey, what better place to catch a little tube time than a relaxing soak? With this bathtub bookshelf, you can do both. A hinged piece of framed art swings away to reveal a diminutive TV. Don’t drop the remote!
Cool Bathtubs with Built-In StorageCrafted Cubbies
A stylish tub surround is one of the easiest ways to add storage to your bathroom. Top a wide surround with a sturdy platform that makes it easy for bathers to sit and swing their legs into the tub. Underneath there’ll be plenty of space for deep compartments that stash towels or your favorite arty objects.
Cool Bathtubs with Built-In StorageDesigner Storage
Made by high-end Italian manufacturer Rifra, the Status tub features sleek contemporary design and built-in storage compartments under a platform tub surround. The unit is made of Corian — a solid-surface material that resists stains and makes cleaning your bathroom a snap.
Cool Bathtubs with Built-In StorageStorage Stowaway
Create lots of hidden storage by putting a drop-in type bathtub into a frame with removable panels. Panels that are held in place with magnets don’t need hinges and handles. Pull off the panels to reveal lots of space for cleaning supplies and sundries. This pre-made panel surround is about $230.
Inspired by Japanese-style ofuro soaking tubs, this custom-made tiled tub has deep sides that require a step up. The designer extended the end of the tub surround and added a step and a small platform to make getting in and out of the tub easier. Alcoves at the end of the surround add storage shelves.