The bathroom is one of the most essential parts of the house. It is a place where you do most self-care and hygiene activities like taking a bath, brushing your teeth, using the toilet, waxing, and shaving. For many, the bathroom where you can unwind and relieve stress. The typical American bathroom consists of a sink, mirror, toilet, and a place to take a bath. This can either be a bathtub or a shower. Each has its own pros and cons. As a result, homeowners, including future ones, are having a hard time choosing between a bathtub or a shower. To help you decide between these two, we made a list weighing their installation process, advantages, and disadvantages.
A bathtub is a vessel for holding water. It puts a person into a seated position for them to take a bath. Usually, homeowners pick a material based on their bathroom’s theme or color. Some of the materials used in making bathtubs are fiberglass, porcelain, ceramic, acrylic, cultured marble, and stone resin. Depending on the material you choose, a bathtub’s price can vary greatly.
Installing a bathtub can be a tedious process. There are several factors to consider such as how much weight can the floor handle, the size of the bathtub, the location of water pipes, and even the type of flooring your bathroom has. If you want to have one installed, you have to make sure that you’ve accounted for these considerations.
Showers are a type of bath where the person bathes under a spray of water. A standard shower consists of a showerhead and a nozzle. You take a bath in it in a standing-up position. Given its simplistic nature, manufacturers also offer more complex designs for showers. Some of these include showers that swivel, showers that can control the water’s temperature, and showers with spraying modes.
Like bathtubs, showers are also made from several materials like stainless steel, polished nickel, brushed chrome, oil-cupped bronze, and antique brass. Each material has different colors and looks, so choose one that matches your preferences.
Compared to bathtubs, installing showers is much easier to do. It is very straightforward, so installing it by yourself will not be too big of a problem.
In conclusion, neither a bathtub nor a shower is better than the other. It mostly boils down to your personal needs and preferences. If you have children and pets, then you might want to try using a bathtub. If you’re someone who wants to save water, energy, and space, then a shower may be better for you. Considering their individual pros and cons as well as assessing how difficult they might be to install is a good way to know which option is best for you.
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