If you’re installing a new bathroom or renovating an existing one, then one big decision to make is whether you want a shower, a bathtub, or both. There may be lots of factors to consider when making this decision, including functional ones, aesthetic ones, and personal preferences as well as possible considerations of resale value.
Let’s look at some of the pros and cons of each option to help you decide.
A shower cubicle for your home
A walk-in shower cubicle is a much more convenient option for most people when it comes to daily washing. Research shows that showers are also more eco-friendly than baths in terms of how much water they use. If you’re short on space in your bathroom, then showers are also a better option because they take up less floor space. Another benefit is that walk-in showers are generally more accessible than bathtubs, for seniors or those with mobility issues, for example.
A bathtub for your home
Bathtubs provide a little more luxury in your bathroom, letting you take more time and relax in a bath rather than showering. If you’re trying to design a spa-style bathroom, then a nice bathtub is almost essential. Bathtubs are also useful for families with small children as this is a more convenient way to bathe their children. Even if you don’t have children and aren’t planning on starting a family, you should consider the resale value of your home with and without a bathtub.
Choosing a bath/shower combo
Whether you prefer taking a bath or a shower, it is often good to have the option between the two. You can take a shower for a quick wash before work or you could soak into a nice bath for an hour in the evening. So, if you have enough space for a bath and a shower, then this can be a great option, and can also help with resale value.
If you’re planning to install both a bath and a shower, then you have two main options: a bath/shower combo, which features a showerhead over a bathtub, or a separate shower stall and bathtub. This second option could be in the same room or you could have a separate bathroom and shower room. Having a tub and a shower in separate rooms can be a good option for family homes where people are having to queue up to use the bathroom.
If you need new plumbing installing for your bathroom remodel, then contact Brandon Plumbing for our installation, repair, and maintenance services around Lewisville, Clemmons, and Winston Salem, NC.