Bathtub or shower? Which one to choose for your bathroom
Bathtub or shower? That is the question. From Molins Design today we are ready to advise you with the best choice for your bathroom. If you have come this far, maybe you are immersed in a total or partial reform of your home or you are thinking of renewing the sinks at home. By now, you’ve probably already wondered which bathroom element you should choose: a bathtub or a shower tray?
Although both options are compatible in the same bathroom, the truth is that few homeowners have enough space to place a bathtub and a shower tray together. For this reason, many of our customers opt for the location of the shower tray in their main washbasin, due to its practicality and easy access.
Meanwhile, the use of the bathtub is relegated to any other secondary or courtesy washbasin. In this way, they can benefit from the advantages offered by each element, without having to give up any of them.
In today’s article we will explain when it is better to opt for a bathtub or a shower and in which cases you can count on both accessories. We will take the opportunity to list some tips on bathroom design for single-family homes; small decorating tips that will turn your bathroom into a piece of art, comfort and naturalness. Would you like to know our ideas? Let’s get started!
Option A: The shower tray, the best ally of space
Shower trays are perfect for small bathrooms. You only need a space of at least 70×70 centimeters to be able to place a standard shower. Of course, to enjoy it as it deserves, it is better that the shower tray is slightly larger or even that it fits to the millimeter to the measures available in your bathroom.
Here are some of the advantages that shower trays offer over the classic bathtubs:
1.- The shower tray is the great ally of time and water saving. With a simple shower of 5 minutes we have enough for our daily personal hygiene, avoiding the waste of water that supposes to fill a bathtub.
2.- Showers adapt to our modern lifestyle, being easy to use, quick and very clean spaces for relaxation.
3.- They are bathroom accessories that are very easy to access, both for children and for the elderly or people with reduced mobility, thus reducing the risk of domestic accidents.
4 .- The shower offers several advantages in our body and mind, having a stimulating and revitalizing effect on our body.
5.- There are as many models of showers as there are houses in the world. There is a great multitude of shower trays, of different sizes and shapes, which will adapt to your needs and the decorative style of your home.
Option B: The bathtub for elegant and more relaxed spaces
Bathtubs continue to be the crown jewel in trendy bathrooms. There are many bathtub designs that, year after year, make thousands of our customers fall in love with them. These elements for the bathroom undoubtedly offer certain advantages that the shower tray can not give us. Therefore, and whatever they say, having a bathtub at home is a luxury for lovers of comfort and tranquility.
Here are some of the most outstanding advantages of decorative and relaxing bathtubs for single-family houses:
1.- The bathtub offers the most special relaxing moments of the day. These elements allow us to enjoy a unique moment of disconnection and liberation, which we cannot obtain with a quick 5-minute shower.
Nowadays we can choose between bathtubs with or without hydromassage, to increase the feeling of relaxation. In addition to opt for bathtubs at floor level, built-in bathtubs or custom-made bathtubs.
3.- It is, undoubtedly, the ideal space to shower our children when they are small. The bathtub allows us to carry out the task of daily hygiene of the smallest in an easy and more accessible way.
Although they take up more space than a shower tray, the shapes and materials used in the manufacture of bathtubs are much more aesthetic and help to create washbasins or bathrooms with a lot of personality.
5.- The decorative bathtubs, as sculptures, are nowadays a success for luxury or exclusive houses with sea or mountain views.
Option C. Bathrooms with bathtub and shower
It is always good to keep an ace up your sleeve. Therefore, we leave you a third option or plan C to perform in your bathroom reform. If you have enough space, opt for bathrooms with bath and shower. Having both elements in the same bathroom will be very practical and functional, in addition to increasing the design and exclusivity of your home.
We recommend this option whenever possible, since enjoying the advantages offered by the shower tray and the bathtub, without giving up anything, is a luxury.
We hope this article on the pros and cons of choosing a bathtub or shower for your bathroom has been of great help. Remember that, if you still have any doubts, you can contact our studio by email: email@example.com We will be happy to advise you!