Bathtub vs Shower
Though it may not be something you’ve given much thought to, when it comes to designing your bathrooms, it really is wise to consider the pros and cons of a bathtub vs shower. Naturally, what you choose should be part of a functional design and benefit the way you actually live rather than simply following the whims of remodeling trends; but there are certainly benefits and drawbacks to each.
Think carefully before you choose one over the other. You may find that you’ll never make justifiable use out of that claw foot tub you think looks so charming or realize that stand up showers the size of a spare room really don’t suit your needs. Or you may simply come to the revelation that you want it all and opt for both bathtubs and showers in your bathrooms. It’s the best of both worlds, offering you the perfect solution for getting a quick in-and-out washing during your busy days without requiring you to sacrifice having a relaxing place to unwind and release tension when things slow down. Unfortunately, however, not all bathrooms are large enough to accommodate separate bathtubs and showers; and to cram them both into the space would give the impression of a cluttered bathroom with a poor layout.
Soak It All In
Big bathtubs can be ideal for anyone who enjoys the experience of luxuriating in a bath and can actually take the time to make use of it. Unfortunately, however, those big baths can take up a great deal of real estate; so in the battle of bathtub vs shower, the power shower often wins out, even though the ideal situation wouldn’t force you to make the choice.
Surprisingly enough, when it comes to the question of which will build equity, bathtubs can really pull their weight—especially in homes with a single bathroom. It’s a simple fact that homebuyers with children need bathtubs to bathe them in. That’s not to say that a harried parent wouldn’t love the idea of tossing out the bathwater and trading it all in for a fantastic steam shower; but in the long run, when it comes down to rationale, the lack of a bathtub won’t win you any points.
Showering the Facts
Even so, stand-alone walk in showers are beautiful and can really add to a spa-like experience, especially if they’re beautifully tiled and equipped with some of the technologies that have come onto the market. They don’t have to take up a great deal of space to accomplish the job, either, which means that smaller bathrooms can really reap their benefits. When they’re well designed, they add a significant amount of resale value; but they still take a second place to bathtubs in homes with only one bathroom.
Of course, for the homeowner who lacks the space for separate units and still wants both, there is always the option of the traditional tub and shower combo. Fortunately, with the materials available, they can still look sleek, modern, and stylish so that you don’t feel as though your bathroom looks drab or dated.
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