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Walk-In Shower Vs. Tub – Which One is Right For You?

Walk-In Shower Vs. Tub – Which One is Right For You?

Are you remodeling your bathroom and struggling to decide between a shower/tub combo and a walk-in shower? While both options have their pros and cons, we are here to help you choose what is right for you and your family.

Shower/Tub Combination

The Shower/Tub combination is the most common type of fixture you will see throughout homes. This combo is so popular because of the practicality and option it offers of taking either a bath or shower. So, what are the pros and cons?

Pros

  • Perfect for families with small children
  • Baths can relax your sore muscles after a long day
  • Different features for the tub, such as jets, whirlpool, etc.
  • Many different tile and design choices.
  • Good for resale to have at least one tub in your home.

Cons

  • Bathtubs require a lot of water
  • Difficult for the elderly to get in and out
  • Shower curtains can get old and musty
  • Bathtubs can take up more space than a shower

Walk-In Shower

Walk-In Showers provide a luxury, spa like feeling to your bathroom. The glass shower door will make your bathroom feel much bigger and you will be able to see your beautiful tilework. However, if you have children, a walk-in shower many not be the best option for you. So, what are the pros and cons?

Pros

  • Uses less water than a tub
  • Your design choices are endless
  • Great for the elderly as they can be equipped with hand rails and benches
  • Ideal for a quick and convenient wash
  • The see through glass door can make your small bathroom appear larger

Cons

  • Not very practical for families with small children to bathe
  • No place to kick back and relax after a long day
  • Glass shower doors require a lot of cleaning because of the calcium and lime stains that build up.
  • No tub in your home may cause your resale value to go down

Well, there are some of the pros and cons of having either a walk-in shower or shower/tub combination. Look through these options carefully and decide which option is best for you. After all, bathtubs and showers are the most important part of your bathroom and you want to get it right! Take a look at some of our bathroom projects in our portfolio here.  If you have any questions feel free to contact us, we’re here to help!

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