The freestanding rounded shape of the Yume from MTITI Whirlpools takes its cue from Japanese-inspired tubs and is designed with a crescent-shaped bench that encourages a long, restful soak. $4,940. 800-783-8827; .
Made of cast polymer, the thermo-insulated Tuscany by Six Eleven Architectural Bathtub Design needs less energy to heat and remain warm. The shapely vessel takes four days to make because it’s 100 percent handcrafted and customizable, from jet locations to material. $13,608. 818-764-5810.
To fix the problem of whirlpool pipe bacteria buildup, the Cierra Spa Bath from Purewater Baths has a pipeless system that delivers water through a small, efficient motor housed behind each of its eight jets—and does the job with 50 percent less noise than conventional piped whirlpools. $4,195. 214-265-7873; .
Enjoy a soothing soak in the Schon Contemporary Leg Tub in Cradle from World Imports Decorative Lighting & Plumbing. It’s an elegant example of minimalist functional art. $3,000. 800-880-8164; .
Designed for compact spaces, the Aquatic Industries Serenity 13 Air Bath is just 66538 inches, yet it’s fully loaded with a one-horsepower variable-speed air blower, 600-watt heating system, three remote-controlled massage settings, and antimicrobial-coated air channels. $5,065. 800-555-5324; .
Designed for two-person bathing, Kohler’s Tea-for-Two has a 24-inch-deep basin for a true soaking experience and is made to last with durable cast-iron construction. Light wood paneling and a simple design complete the effect. $2,603.70. 800-456-4537; .
Made from Euro-Cast materials with the smooth feel and comfort of acrylic, Porcher’s Lagaro puts a contemporary spin on claw-foot tub design with adjustable legs and clean lines from top to bottom. $2,535. 800-359-3261; .
Sit high or low in one of the two corner seats of Kallista’s 72-inch-square Perfect Deep Soak tub. It delivers a complete body massage through 122 air jets, operates with a multifunction touch keypad control, and stops overflow with its sensor-activated air channel water-removal system. $1,649. 888-452-5547; .