While there are few things more relaxing than a long soak in the bath, our fast-paced lives mean that most of us only have time for a quick jump in the shower.
And given that a 5 minute shower uses about a third of the water you’d use to fill a bath, you can understand why we many people are swapping their traditional tubs for shower baths.
Baths attract buyers
But it’s not just a lifestyle choice that many of us have to take into consideration. If you are buying a new home, a property is instantly more attractive to potential buyers when it has a bath. So many of us are reluctant to rip out the bath, just in case we’re looking to sell up in the near future. Plus, if you’re looking to grow your family, with the addition of children, a bath tub is almost essential.
So what should you do if you love your shower but simply can’t do without your hard-earned bubbles?
The space-saving solution
Luckily, there is a way to get the best of both worlds without taking up any more floor space than a standard bath. The answer is the shower bath.
Designed wider at one end and with a shower screen, these models offer a more generous showering space than a standard bath with a screen or curtain. They are the perfect compromise, giving you added choice and flexibility.
Which type is for you?
Here at VictoriaPlum.com, you’ll find two main types of shower bath:
The P shaped shower bath is rounded at the shower end for a soft and flowing look. This design works particularly well if the rest of your bathroom suite features curves.
If you prefer something more minimalist, try the L shaped shower bath which can work brilliantly with more angular suites and furniture. You can choose from a wide selection of bath panels, available in gloss white or wood effects, for a more stylised look.
Other shower bath options
Of course, these aren't the only options available to you. You can easily turn a straight bath into a shower bath by simply adding a bath screen or a shower curtain rail. Whilst this doesn't give you an enlarged end in which to shower, it is certainly cost-effective, especially if your budget is small.
If you're looking to complement a traditional style bathroom, why not consider a traditional shower bath (see below)? Designed to give the appearance of a traditional roll top bath, it fits neatly into a corner, complete with unobtrusive glass screen.
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