Should We Bring Back the Bedroom Jacuzzi?

Kelly Allen
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Photo credit: Hearst Owned
Photo credit: Hearst Owned
Photo credit: Hearst Owned
Photo credit: Hearst Owned

Going to a spa, gym, or another club to soak in a whirlpool bath is nothing short of a luxury. But as we’ve become used to doing more at home these days, why don’t we bring back the bedroom jacuzzi? It’s private, meaning you can sprawl out in any portion of the tub you please. Not to mention, you won’t be disturbed by others chatting or invading your personal space. If you do go elsewhere solely to enjoy a jetted tub, it might even be cheaper in the long run.

Here—in our latest archive dive—we take a look at a private spa by Barbara Ross and Barbara Schwartz of Dexter Design that was first featured in our May 1980 issue. The lavish bath is filled with Kohler products. The three-foot-deep “Super Spa” features a built-in table that’s perfect for a charcuterie board and wine—not something you can typically enjoy in a shared jacuzzi! Oh, and the bathroom has a second, raspberry-colored whirlpool tub, a room that mimics your desired weather (think: a leveled-up steam room and sauna in one), and two vanity areas. It’s safe to say the bathroom will make you want an indulgent oasis of your own that's only steps away from where you sleep.

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The Big Beautiful Bath

If you could choose one indulgence, what would it be—a huge, pleasure-filled bath? This one, created by Barbara Ross and Barbara Schwartz of Dexter Design with Kohler products, has everything you could want. There’s a whirlpool tub, plus a Habitat to tease you with “sun,” “rain,” warm breezes or steam. And just outside you can step into a three-foot-deep Super Spa filled with steamy hot water: Use it for soaking, vigorous whirlpool, or fill it with tingling air bubbles. And if you want, invite company—it’s big enough for six.


Photo credit: Hearst Owned
Photo credit: Hearst Owned
Photo credit: Hearst Owned
Photo credit: Hearst Owned
Photo credit: Hearst Owned
Photo credit: Hearst Owned
Photo credit: Hearst Owned
Photo credit: Hearst Owned

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