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Posted by Penny Hull on Wed, Aug 20, 2014 @ 07:08 AM

29 Tile Tub Ideas For Your Guest or Kids Bathroom

Fuquay-Varina New Homes

Adding a touch of tile to your secondary bathrooms - such as a guest suite bath or kids bath - can be a fairly cost-effective way to dress up the room with splashes of color, personality, and sophistication.

We've compiled a few dozen photographs of custom homes with tile tubs in the secondary baths to help guide you through the myriad tile color, texture, size, and design options available. Click here to see 29 tile tub idea photos.

Do you want a completely separated tub and shower in your secondary bathrooms, or tub/shower combination?

A separate tub and shower will require a bit more square footage in the bathroom.

In a separate tub and shower layout, the tile will generally extend 1-2 feet above the tub deck, with a bull nose or tile accent border. Here is an example of a separate tile tub and shower:

Tile Tub Ideas | Fuquay-Varina New Homes

A separate tub/shower layout can offer additional flexibility - especially for bathrooms that must cater to multiple age groups. If you have small children and guests who will share the same bathroom, you may consider the benefits of a separate (kids') tub and (adults') shower in one room.

Will a "Buddy bath" design come in handy, or do you want the shower, tub, toilet, and vanity all in the same room?

A buddy baths, or Jack and Jill bathrooms, are designed with multiple entrances. Typically, a buddy bath offers an outer room with the vanities and an inner room with the shower, tub, and toilet.

The hallway and bedroom each have separate access to this bathroom, which is divided into two rooms. The outer room contains a single sink vanity with a full wall of white cabinets. The inner room contains the tile tub / shower combination.

Tile Tub Ideas | Fuquay-Varina New Homes

See the tile tub surround in this bathroom, up-close. White and grey marble tile surrounds the tub, and brick pattern blue glass tile sweeps across the top. A bull nose marble accent lines the shower top.

Tile Tub Ideas | Fuquay-Varina New Homes

It's still easy to share a secondary bathroom - even when the vanity shares the same space as the tile tub, shower, and toilet.

In this Fuquay-Varina new home, a two sink vanity clearly marks a shared space. Kids can get ready for school together. Two sinks makes it easy to brush teeth, comb hair, and wash faces at the same time.

Tile Tub Ideas | Fuquay-Varina New Homes

Who will use the tile tub most often?

A tile tub surround can turn a regular bathroom into a relaxing retreat for your guests.

An alcove tub / shower combination turns this guest bathroom into a more luxurious space where marbelous bronze and white tile gives the look and feel of a spa.

Tile Tub Ideas | Fuquay-Varina New Homes

Get a better glimpse inside this tile tub, and see all its modern home touches:

Tile Tub Ideas | Fuquay-Varina New Homes

Here is another example of how to create an alcove tub layout in your secondary bathroom. This contemporary bath - designed for kids to continue using as they grow and their bathing preferences change - uses black bubble pattern tile and large white tiles.

Tile Tub Ideas | Fuquay-Varina New Homes

How can I save on costs, while still adding tile to my secondary bathroom?

Choosing to add a fiberglass tub and shower combo can save on costs, while still offering you a place to add tile to the bath.

Here is an example of how you can add tile above a tub-shower combo. The tub tile matches the pinwheel pattern floor tile.

Tile Tub Ideas | Fuquay-Varina New Homes

See another example of tile above the shower here:

 Tile Tub Ideas | Fuquay-Varina New Homes


When building a new home in Fuquay-Varina, or anywhere throughout central North Carolina, Stanton Homes can guide you through the entire process. From initial lot inspections and floor plan selections to our 18-month warranty, we've got you - and your family - covered.

Contact Stanton Homes for floor plan ideas, to get a new home cost estimate, or find out more about building a custom home in North Carolina.

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