If you are looking to remodel your bathroom and debating removing your tub you should consider installing a standing shower. Depending on your style you can do a shower-tub combo or a standing shower. At AmBath we want to tell you the benefits of a standing shower so that you can consider installing one in your bathroom.
There are many ways in which you can design your standing shower. Whether you want it to be in the corner of the bathroom or along the wall it should be placed however you feel makes your bathroom more spacious. One way you can uniquely design your shower and save space is by creating a diamond shape. This will give you a little more room in your shower base, but also give a different look to your bathroom. If you want to give the illusion of more space in your bathroom consider using glass doors for your shower. The see through aspect will bring more space into the room than closing it off with a darker colored door or curtain.
As you know by now, showers tend to use quite a few gallons less water than bathtubs. Not only is this beneficial to the environment, but it is also beneficial for your water bill! Depending on your average shower length this can really save gallons of water and hundreds of dollars. You will also use less heat to shower than you would heating up water for a bath. This means you will lower your water bill and your energy bill all at the same time.
The average standing shower usually takes up less space than a bathtub in your bathroom. Most bathroom showers stand at 5 feet by 8 feet, while appearing large is not as big as you may think. When building or renovating your bathroom you will quickly realize how little space there is to use. You need to install either a tub or shower, install a vanity with a sink, a toilet, most likely a few towel racks, and whatever else is necessary for you. Once you have seen how much space everything will require you can decide on either a bathtub, a standing shower, a shower-tub combo, or if you have enough room installing both separately. If you don’t take baths and often don’t have a need for anyone to take baths in your home installing a standing shower may be your best option.
If you are looking to install a standing shower in your home you may want to consider adding a bench or saving some room for a bench. This is especially helpful if you have elderly parents or friends visiting, or as you grow older. By adding a bench you can also store soaps, shampoos, and conditioners on the bench as well. Adding a bench to your shower will also give you the ability to create a spa like atmosphere. Who wouldn’t love to use your shower and have a small spa experience within the comfort of their own home?
Walking into a shower tends to be much easier and safer than stepping into a tub. When you have an elderly person living with you, visiting, or you yourself are reaching an older age having a standing shower is much easier to access than using a bathtub or shower-tub combo. While all are great options, a standing shower tends to be a little safer with a bench and handle bars for gripping to step inside. A standing shower is also great for children learning to shower on their own from taking a bath.
In the end, you make your shower what you want it to be. With specialty shower heads, top notch materials, and different dimensions you can make it as specialized as you want! In the end the choice of a shower, bathtub, or shower-tub combo is entirely up to you! You can’t go wrong with any of these options, it is just what suits you and your lifestyle best. If you are looking to create a luxurious bathroom contact us and we can help you with your standing shower or your bathtub.