Cover for an unused bathroom whirlpool tub

by Linda
I need some ideas on covering a tub in our master bath. We don't use the whirlpool tub, it gets dirty, so I'm considering covering it with reclaimed wood maybe, something, and then using the flat surface for storage of towels, etc. ANY ideas?? Thanks so much!! :-)
  6 answers
  • Erin Hugar Chavez Erin Hugar Chavez on Jan 19, 2016
    Hi Linda! We have the same problem. I know this isn't what you are looking for; but we are going to take ours out, along with our standalone shower and get a claw foot tub. This way, we'll have more space and be able to put additional (built in) cabinets in our bathroom as well.
    • Linda Linda on Jan 19, 2016
      Yes wh we decide to redo I want it gone as well. Thx! 😃
  • Dfm Dfm on Jan 19, 2016
    some friends of mine had a dead hot tub...jets did not work etc. they had to put steel wool in the drain to keep critters out, and put caulk in the jets. yup it was seriously dead. then a plywood cover was constructed, hinged in the middle, finger holes to pull the cover off. I think one of them was using it to store their out of season clothes...i think storing you towels rolled in a decorative basket on top of ye olde tub could look nice..
    • Linda Linda on Jan 19, 2016
      Wow...hope we don't critters, haven't so far. And the baskets is exactly the look I want as well. Thanks.
  • Pam G Blaxton-Dowd Pam G Blaxton-Dowd on Jan 19, 2016
    Can't afford a remodel? Turn it into an indoor garden area. Use artificial trees of different heights. You can add potted plants and change with the seasons. Plug off the jets, line with heavy plastic. I like the rubber mulch. Add your plants. I buy silks at thrift stores after a holiday, clean, then store in plastic bags until needed.
  • Linda Barrett Dirksen Linda Barrett Dirksen on Jan 19, 2016
    Can you remove it? You can cap the drains and pipes and cover with inexpensive wainscoting made with Manufactured MDF
  • Bev Bev on Jan 20, 2016
    I don't use my corner jetted tub either. I put in a thick throw rug and added plant stands of various heights. Then added the plants - Split Leaf Philodendron, Ponytail palm, Tri-leaf Wonder. Around the edges are African Violets and more plants - Rubber Trees, philodendrons, ponytail palms. Plants get lots of light from large east window and a skylight. Easy to water and enough humidity in the bathroom to make them happy!!
  • Jutta Jutta on Jul 28, 2019

    We use the bathtub, but rarely and so it accumulates dust. Once I cut 1 inch slits along the outside edges of a bed sheet and attached suction cups that have one knobby side which fit through the slits. The other side then suctions to the tub. Someone in my family got rid of it but it was the only thing that worked. Granted, it didn't look awesome, but no one but family comes into my bathroom.