Irwin Weiner ASID - I'm grateful to manufacturers for producing skinny bathtubs. Instead of the standard 32- to 35-inch-wide tub here in the States, it's great that companies like Duravit are offering a 27 inch or 700 mm alternative.
Many apartments and smaller homes have to meet code-required door swings to allow access in and out of bathrooms, or tubs have to fit into a too-narrow alcove. For many homeowners, they've had to eliminate the bathtub due to limited space.
The problem is, tubs are good for resale. They're great for bathing babies and children. Some cultures require a bathtub. And I've never seen a home's resale hindered by the presence of at least one tub.
When space is at a premium, these skinny tubs often come to the rescue. Here are some of my favorite skinny-minis; click on the photographs for more product information - and be sure to read our Design2Share special checklist, 7 Ways to Better Feng Shui in Your Bathroom for more bathroom tips.