No Room For An Aquarium? Think Again. 20 Unusual Places In Your Home For Fish Tanks.

Unusual Places In Your Home For Fish Tanks

I’ve been obsessed with fish tanks and aquariums for quite awhile. I even record Animal Planet’s Tanked (which I highly recommend). But I never seem to have the space needed to put a saltwater or freshwater aquarium in my home. Then again, I hadn’t considered all the following unusual places in your home for fish tanks..

No Room For An Aquarium? Think Again

Places in your home for Fish Tanks you might not have considered. What about turning the surround of your fireplace into a giant aquarium?

Or how about adding it to a wide doorway?
doorway aquarium
above: both fireplace and doorway aquariums by Seavisions

Build it into an existing shelving unit:
shelving unit aquarium

Or just putting a tank into that fireplace you never use?
fireplace aquarium

That space under your stairs may just be the perfect spot:
under stairs aquarium

Or replacing that wet bar with a bar/aquarium
aquarium bar
above: Bespoke Aquarium Bar and Glass Staircase, both designed by Ali Musani

Here are a bunch of possibilities that may not have crossed your mind, in rooms you may have not considered.

The Kitchen

Building it into your backsplash is a great look:
kitchen backsplash aquarium

Poggenpohl and Aquafront have teamed up to design a series of new kitchens which contain built in fish tanks or aquariums. In the backsplash or the cabinetry, the tanks can hold saltwater fish, freshwater fish or even jellyfish:

kitchen aquariums

You can put an aquarium in a kitchen island, above a cooktop or into the built-in cabinetry:

aquarium in kitchen island
above: custom kitchen island aquarium by Commercial Marine Displays

Or even punctuate a cooktop with a built -in aquarium like the one below by Phil Kean:
custom built-in aquariums

You could always turn your kitchen table into an aquarium like this custom one created for a Frigidaire showroom:
kitchen table with aquarium base

The Bathroom
Adding an aquarium to your bathroom is an option in either the tub surround, the shower walls, or at the edge of the tub, like the one pictured in what used to be the home of Kanye West.

aquarium in bathroom
above: custom bathroom aquarium by City Aquarium

The Plano Acquario Shower offers a built in aquarium wall as an option:
shower with built in aquarium

The Hollywood Hills bathroom of Kanye West (no longer owned by him):
bathroom aquarium kanye's old house

And of course, Moody makes both a sink and a bathtub with built in aquariums:

Moody sinkaquariummoody acquario sink aquarium IIHIH

The Moody Acquario tub:
bathtub aquarium
moody acquario bathtub IIHIH

moody acquario sink aquarium IIHIHThere’s even a toilet that houses fish, if you must.
The Aquariass by Oliver Beckert or the Fish n’ Flush from AquaOne:

toilet fish tanks

The Bedroom
How about an aquarium headboard?

above: from the Furnitureland South bed display and below: for NFL star Chad Ochocinco.
acrylic tank manufacturing aquarium headboard

or in a bedroom fireplace:

And lastly, the TV Tank from Picturehouse hides your screen within a fishtank:


Custom aquarium designs, builds and installations are available from the following companies:
Okeanos Group
Aquarium Design Group
Aqua Design Group
Aquatic Design Company
City Aquarium
Acrylic Tank Manufacturing
Just Add Water (Jaws Aquariums)

Looking for wall mounted, tabletop and other fish tanks? 
Check out my Pinterest board of hip Aquariums and fish tanks