Pros and Cons: Bathtubs vs. Shower Enclosures
Ready to take a bath or hop in the shower? When you’re ready to renovate and create the luxurious bathroom of your dreams, you’ll have to think about whether you want a bathtub, shower enclosure or both. Both bathtubs and shower enclosures have several pros and cons, so let’s look at the features that make both worthwhile.
Pro: There are a wide variety of designs and sizes. You can choose the finish and style that best suits your vision.
Con: If you have a small or oddly shaped bathroom, they can take up a lot of space.
Pro: Tubs are ideal for bathing small children. There is ample room, making bathing an enjoyable and comfortable experience for children.
Con: On the other hand, bathtubs are not ideal for people with mobility issues. Having to raise legs to enter and exit a wet, sometimes slippery, bathtub could lead to injury.
Pro: Bathtubs are great for relaxing sore muscles. This is one thing that doesn’t come from merely rinsing off in the shower.
Overall: While larger and a bit more complicated, when it comes to capability, there are benefits to having a bathtub. It’s great for families with young children, a suitable way to relax, and has the potential to be quite stylish.
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Pro: Showers are quick, convenient, and use less water. Enjoy getting in, washing up, and getting out, without having to use as much water.
Con: You should frequently clean your shower enclosure if you want to properly maintain it and keep it looking new for years. It will require some work.
Pro: Showers provide easy access for people with mobility issues and can be equipped to accommodate all. Thanks to accessories like grab bars, benches, and non-slip tiles, there are plenty of safe options to give people the independence to bathe themselves.
Con: A shower enclosure is not great for bathing children. Although possible, it’s a little more complicated than a bathtub.
Pro: There are plenty of style options when it comes to designing a shower enclosure. Whether you want glass shower doors or panels, or frosted glass, the large variety allows for plenty of design choices to make your bathroom stand out.
Overall: Showers are good for efficiency, with plenty to offer regarding stylish presentation. There’s a great case to make for older and differently-abled people as well, even if it comes at the cost of ease when considering children.
With so many options to consider, if you’re unable to make up your mind, you can always opt for a bathtub/shower enclosure combination. There are many bathtub options that can be fitted with glass sliding doors, offering you to have the best of both worlds.
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