A home without a bathroom is like, well- unthinkable. There’s a reason why many think the bathroom is one of the most important rooms in a home. Other than your bed, it is where you start and end your day. It is a space of solitude where you sing your best songs to the audience of one, where your most amazing insights and ideas occur to you.
A great bathroom is like a great friend- it has seen the worst of you yet accepts you without judgment every single time. It stands to reason, therefore, that we should put a great deal of thought in designing or remodeling our bathroom. And one important fixture in every bathroom is a bath tub or a walk-in shower. But which is best for a home?
These days, most every home has more than one bathroom with a bath or walk-in shower- especially as practically every home has ensuite rooms. So, the question really might be “
Which is best for each room?” It goes without saying, of course, that the Master Bathroom often gets the most attention so it is important to concentrate a significant part of your efforts there even while planning for the other bathrooms in a home.
To help you make a sound decision, we’ll share a list of the pros and cons of each. Let’s get right to it!
- Ideal for families with multiple little growing children
- Perfect for relaxing after a long day and soaking away soreness in muscles
- Comes in an assorted variety of shapes and sizes and can be built in or free standing.
- Has different features, from air jets to whirlpools
- Might be difficult for older people
- Does not work in bathrooms with limited space
The Walk-In Shower
- Can be constructed to take less space, freeing up precious floor space
- Quicker, Safer and More Convenient for bathing
- Ideal accessibility option for those with mobility issues
- Modern versions possess several heads with multiple features like rain showers, stream variations and steam.
- Not practical for little children
- Potential slip hazard
- Cleaning and constant care as a result of lime and calcium buildup on shower doors
- Glass doors and walls require constant cleaning
Seeing the advantages that both have, it can be a little hard to decide what you should settle for. The good news is that, if you have the space and the costs aren’t a constraint, you can have both! Whether it’s your country home, or your home in the city, or homes you’re building to rent, lease or sell, there’s no reason why you can’t have the best of both worlds!