What Celebrity Bathrooms Seem To Have In Common

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By Alan Knight

You might have noticed that there are quite a few celebrity homes on the market as of late.  While celebrity tastes may vary, one thing is for sure:  their homes are all over-the-top gorgeous, which makes them eminently resellable.  While the number of bedrooms and baths vary from property to property, these are homes that the rest of us mere mortals can only admire from a distance.  Let's look at a few:

Jimmy Kimmel is a very successful comedian who has excellent taste in decorating a bathroom.  The late-night talk show celeb purchased a restored 1947 home in the Hollywood Hills a few years ago with then partner Sarah Silverman.  The five-bedroom, five-bath home features an awesome master bath with a spa shower on a raised teak platform and a spectacular soaking tub that is both long and wide.  The home is for sale at the price of $2,299 million.

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Actress Renee Zellweger's 1770s Connecticut farm house is low-key, but extremely tasteful.  It was a very tasteful restoration with attention to detail that preserved many of the original features.  The wide wood-plank flooring runs seamlessly throughout the historic home.  It features a vintage vanity and a cast iron and porcelain claw foot tub.  Renee is selling this country charmer for a paltry $1.6 million.
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No expense was spared when Celine Dion and her husband built their prestigious home in Jupiter, Florida back in 2010.  The home is massive and sits along one of the longest private beaches in the state.  This palace offers 16 bedrooms and a master bath that features a vaulted ceiling, along with a huge free-standing tub that overlooks the ocean.  The property comes with its own waterpark and man-made beach, if you should grow tired of viewing the original one.  The home was originally on the market for $75 million, but can now be had for a more affordable $62.5 million.

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Super model Christie Brinkley has a tropical retreat that sits on 200 feet of beachfront in the exclusive Parrot Cay Resort.  Like the rest of the house, the master bedroom and master bath sit in their own detached pavilion just steps away from the sand.  In the master bath, there is a traditional rolled rim porcelain tub with claw feet painted white just like the tub.  She decided to place the faucet on a free-standing water line support made of brushed nickel that is centered on the side of the tub.  The home originally was listed for $10.75 million, but can be had for "just" $9 million.

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Kim Kardashian and her husband sank $20 million on a new estate in California Hills, but then saw another property closer to family came on the market they bought it, and moved there instead.  The 8,000 square foot home built in 2012 features his and hers master baths.  The master bath features a crystal chandelier and marble floor.  It also contains an elegant dual ended pedestal porcelain tub with chrome fixtures.

Pop superstar, Adam Levine, opted for a more streamlined look in a remodeled 1940s-era ranch-style home.  The master bath features marble walls and floor along with a vintage Clawfoot tub with black exterior and oiled-rubbed bronze feet.

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The Manhattan townhouse Brooke Shields shares with her husband and children has a formal design that complements the home's original architectural details. Renovated in collaboration with designer David Flint Wood, the master bath includes a black exterior Double Slipper tub with brushed nickel faucet and shower wand.  The tub was centered under a large window for effect.  The bath also features a custom-designed vanity by MADE and a mosaic tile floor by Walker Zanger.

If you’ll notice, the one common thread that runs through each and every celebrity bathroom is the choice of bathtub.  They choose high-profile tubs that make a statement.  Many fashion-minded and design- conscious people have discovered that the bathtub itself can really make or break the bathroom.  While not everyone has a celebrity’s buying power, believe it or not, it doesn't take a million dollar bankroll to afford a spectacular bathtub. 

For more rustically designed bathrooms, a traditional Rolled top tub can make a statement without breaking the bank.  It brings back the look and feel of the early to mid-twentieth century.  This tub can be purchased today, newly cast with porcelain interior and cast iron exterior.  Exterior colors are limitless and the legs can be purchased with a finish of chrome, brushed nickel, oil-rubbed bronze or limitless colors.  The rolled rim version comes in lengths of 48 inches, 54 inches, 60 inches or 66 inches.  And they are affordably priced  under a thousand dollars. 
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Another popular tub that we mentioned earlier was the dual ended tub.  It has a gentle slope on each end of the tub with a center drain and center faucet holes.  It offers perfect balance and comes with either legs in many finishes or a pedestal base.

The Double Slipper tub is a real eye-catcher.  With the high back on each end of the tub, it speaks of a more glamorous era.  The sexy lines of the tub make it one of the most popular.  It is easily designed for two people, in that it is over 72 inches long.

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You might not be financially able to purchase one of the celebrity homes that we mentioned, unless you have a few million dollars lying around, but you can afford to decorate your bathroom to look like it’s worth a million bucks. It all starts with the bathtub.

In this article, I talked about the how many celebrities’ home have something in common. They all have beautiful porcelain, cast iron Clawfoot or Pedestal tubs in their bathrooms. Many have the beautiful Slipper tub or the elegant Double Slipper models. Usually their porcelain tub are larger, 66 to 72 inch in length, and some allow for two bathers at once. Many of these tubs are very affordable starting under $1,000.

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Alan Knight is the owner of Tub King, Inc., and  SeniorBathtub.com  in Jacksonville, Florida. He had many years of experience in the antique and senior bathtub industries. These companies not only provide superior products, they are also multi-award winners, receiving the “Best of Jacksonville Chamber Award” four years running. To contact Tub King directly, call (800)843-4231 or email alan@tubking.com.

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