Are you considering a complete renovation of your bathroom? The question of choosing between a shower or a bathtub will inevitably arise.
A real dilemma, especially since the choice will impact your comfort and well-being. Take the time to think carefully and follow these tips before deciding.
The joys of the bathtub
Comfort is the first criterion pushing people to choose a bathtub. Indispensable for comfortable cocooning sessions, the bathtub promises moments of relaxation after a hard day’s work. There’s nothing like slipping into water at room temperature, enhanced with bath salts, essential oils and a few rose petals. And for this relaxation session to reach its climax, light small candles along the edges.
Having a bathtub at home also ensures better comfort if you have children. Your little ones will have the opportunity to enjoy this little moment of play in the bathtub. The bath thus becomes a symbol of pleasure and sharing with brothers and sisters or with parents.
The only downside that arises: the bathtub takes up a lot of space. And that’s what keeps a lot of people from having one in their home. To overcome this problem, manufacturers have developed new models that have a smaller footprint, like canted or asymmetrical bathtubs.
The bath is also considered uneconomical in terms of water and energy. In addition, if it is carried out every day, it is important to plan time.
The shower, practical and economical
Since the arrival of Italian showers which offer more space and prevent us from bumping into the walls everywhere, as well as the creation of XXL showerheads which give us the impression of being under a pleasant fine rain, the shower has gained in popularity. braid. Practical and fast, it brings dynamism to the body thanks to the hydromassage jets fitted to many shower cubicles today.
Compared to the bathtub, it is unnecessary to have a large space to install a shower, thus constituting a very significant space saving. People of all ages can also access it without any risk. On the decorative side, here again, all the creative audacities and configurations are possible.
Despite its many advantages, the shower also has its limits. One of its main drawbacks is its unsuitability for children. Imagine the acrobatic exercises you’ll have to do when showering them.
In the end, the choice between a shower and a bathtub will essentially depend on your habits. If you have children or plan to have them soon, the bathtub will be the best solution. The budget is also important when you know that a bathtub (especially if it is equipped with the latest technology) will cost more to buy, not to mention its installation. Space is one of the last criteria to consider. Because there is no need to have a bathtub if it is very small and does not allow you to enjoy it 100%.
Ideally, you should be able to have both!