When you are preparing for your bathroom remodel, it can be tricky to decide whether you not you want to actually keep the bath part of your bathroom. A growing trend is to replace bathtubs with showers to maximize your space and enjoy your shower even more. What are the pros and cons of replacing your bathtub with a shower?
First Things First, Why is it an Awesome Idea?
Replacing your bathtub with a shower can be a great idea for a lot of homeowners for the following reasons (and more!):
- Get more space—Bathtubs take up a massive amount of space in your bathroom that can’t be used for anything else. Showers can be placed many different places in the room, including corners, so that they can use your space wisely. By using your bathroom space well, the entire room will feel much less crowded and let you use the rest of the space to relax more.
- A wider variety of options—There are many different types of bathtubs available, but there are even more types of showers. You can choose from a huge variety of shower enclosures with different types of doors, styles, shapes, and finishes.
- Just about anything you want—Modern showers have a ton to offer to homeowners who are looking for new ways to relax. You can use a detachable handset, get a shower with multijets to massage your body as you shower, variable water pressures, shower radios, and even color-changing water.
- Need for speed—Showers are much quicker than baths if your bathing typically occurs when it’s time to go to work or get out of the house quickly.
What are the Drawbacks?
While replacing your bathtub with a shower can be smart for some people, there are some things you will miss out on:
- Baths can be the perfect way to relax. While showers can be pretty relaxing, it isn’t the same experience.
- Baths are a better option for families with young children who are often scared of the shower. Baths are a great way to combine playtime with getting clean, so they work well for the little ones.
- Removing the bathtub from your home can make it slightly harder to sell, as young families might turn away.
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