The Aurora freestanding soaking tub is made from 16-gauge reclaimed copper that has been hand-hammered by artisans for a modern rustic look (shown here with a brushed nickel finish). The company says that copper may offer hygienic benefits as studies prove that the metal kills harmful bacteria. It’s offered in a 60- or 72-inch length and two finishes. Cost: $9,875 to $17,900. Native Trails. 800-786-0862. www.nativetrails.net.