ICYMI, outdoor stock tank pools (repurposed watering troughs intended for livestock) are the premier home trend of summer. Easy on the wallet, easy on your cleaning efforts and undeniably adorable (hi, country house chic), it’s no wonder these versatile vessels are now infiltrating bathrooms as well as backyards. Considering a switch-up in the tub department? Look no further, folks.

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In a matte, milky white finish, stock tanks provide a fresh alternative to your average freestanding soaker tub. (Seen here in the impossibly chic Babylonstoren hotel.)

With their slim sides and minimal footprint, they also make a genius stand-in shower in smaller spaces. (Take a cue from the cozy cabin-esque Stickett Inn).

Rustic and retro, stock tank-inspired silhouettes are seeing more and more high-design iterations as well—though we’re pretty into this whole $65 DIY price tag. (Above, the majorly gorg Vieques bath by Patricia Urquiola for Agape.)

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