Shower vs. Bathtub: Which is better?

Many homes have more than one bathroom with a shower or bath in it. If your bathroom is of a small size, then you may consider replacing the tubs with showers or rather replace showers with tubs for guests who come with young children. When choosing between a bathtub and a shower, you need to look at the following factors:

-Shower or bath time
If you want to take a quick bath, then the shower is the ideal solution. It is worth noting that after a long tiresome day, a hot shower has the ability of soothing sore muscles. If you have time on your hands to take a soaking bath then a tub is the ideal option. There those evenings when you want to have a relaxing moment in a soaking tub. If your joints and muscles are aching, then a tab with water jets is suitable and will help you relax. Soaking your body in hot water will help you ease pain and at the same time relax your body muscles and relieve you from stress.

-A little luxury
If you need installing additional luxury in your master bathroom, you should install both a shower and a tub. When choosing a fixture for a luxury bathroom, be keen on features. For instance, a freestanding tub gives a beautiful centerpiece for any tab. This however does not have to be the only luxury fixture in your master bedroom. You should also have a beautiful shower right beside the tub.

Having extra-large walk-in showers can give you a spa-like experience with additions of water jets, rain shower-heads, and benches.

-Convenience for people with special needs
If there is any member of the family who has mobility problems, then a cur-bless walk-in shower with a bench will be the most ideal. If the family member has a walker or a wheelchair, then a walk-in shower is a must-have. If your home is in an area with an aging population, or a place where elderly parents are moving in with their children, then a cur-bless walk-in shower will be the most ideal in case you decide to sell your home.
For young parents however with young children, having a tab is usually the most ideal option. A tub will serve best if there are several growing children in a home. In case you are planning to sell your home, a bathtub usually puts your house at the forefront of receiving the best bids.

-Water Use
Showers are known to use about two-thirds the amount of water of baths respectively. For a whirlpool tub or deep soaker tub, too much water is usually used. On average it’s about eighty to a hundred gallons. If you take a ten-minute shower using a low-flow shower-head shower, you will use just about twenty gallons of water. However, if you reduce the shower time, you will use less water. A bathtub however uses the same amount of water regardless of how long you stay in it.

All that being said, our vote is bathtub is better. What do you think? Let us know in the comments!

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