When planning your bathroom project, practicality is no doubt at the top of your list when it comes to your bath or shower. After all, your bathroom space should be suitable for the demands of your lifestyle.
A shower can be an extremely practical option for busy families. They’re quick to use and efficient, making them a good choice for those who don’t have the time to take long baths. They’re also a good option for those with limited mobility, as they can be adjusted to be fully accessible.
Baths can be the practical choice for households with smaller children, as it’s easier to clean little ones in a bath as opposed to a shower.
So, let's have a look at some advantages of a shower
They’re more hygienic:
The constant flow of clean water from a lovely powerful shower rinses everything straight down the drain rather than leaving you sitting in a puddle of grime-infused water- yuck! Not only this, showers can also help your skin, as washing your hair in the bath leaves you bathing in shampoo and conditioner, ultimately stripping your skin of its natural oils.
They’re easier to maintain:
Nobody likes to clean the bathroom, but showers provide a way of making it significantly easier. Rather than leaning into yoga-like positions to scrub away your bath-residue, showers simply require a simple spray and wipe down.
They’re better for the environment:
Showers are often better for the environment by using less water than the average bath. While a bath can hold up to 80 litres, a typical eight minute electric shower will use 62 litres. And for those of us who spend less than five minutes in the shower, it’s under 40 litres!
Is it worth replacing a bath with a shower?
The transition from bath to shower improves accessibility, makes the most out of your space and gives your bathroom a modern and minimalist look and feel. Whether you choose a shower cubicle, shower enclosure or a shower screen, you may find that removing the bathroom tub is the best decision you'll ever make!
If you have a smaller-than-average full bathroom—say, 32 square feet—a shower is the clear winner. If you have an average-sized full bathroom measuring 40 square feet, a shower would take up less than a quarter of floor space while a tub would use up a third of the bathroom.
Showering is also a lot better for your health and skin. Showering cleans the skin and removes dead skin cells to help clear the pores and allow the skin cells to function. It washes away bacteria and other irritants that could cause rashes and other skin problems.
It can also save you a lot of money! A full bath uses up to 80 litres of water whereas a five minute power shower uses about 75 litres.