New Bathroom – Shower or Bath? Having a new bathroom fitted out is one of the most significant home renovation projects you can conceive of. Many homeowners struggle with this decision especially when it comes to the question of whether to install a shower or a bath in a new bathroom. Of course many homes do have a bath and a shower in the bathroom. However some other people, either for lack of adequate space, environmental considerations or cost constraints; have to opt for one or the other. Here we take a look at the arguments for either option:
Why you Should Consider Having a Shower in Your New Bathroom…
It may sound counterintuitive but you are likely to use much less water if you have a shower than in a bath. In a study published in 2011 by Waterwise, a leading authority on water efficiency in the UK and Europe, it was found that the average 8-minute shower uses 62 litres of water though some power showers can consume up to 136 litres. The average water usage for those using a bath though was 80 litres. As a matter of fact, you can take a good shower in about 4 minutes, halving the average water consumption. What is more, taking less time in the shower consistently will significantly lower your power bills.
Compared to bathtubs, showers require much less room. They are also much cheaper when it comes to cost of installation. These reasons account for why it is customary for only the bathroom adjacent to the main bedroom in the home to be fitted with a bath while the rest have to do with a shower.
Why you Should Consider Having a Bath in Your New Bathroom…
Even the relative comfort value of a power shower cannot equate to the ultimate luxury of a bathtub session. You need more room for a bath but the experience more than makes up for the loss of space. A home with a bath in the bathroom also has considerably higher value. If you ever want to sell your home, you will find it difficult to attract a family if there is not bath and a spacious bathroom to boot. Well designed and luxurious baths are often the deciding factor for people looking to acquire a new home.
We can Help you Decide on a Shower or Bath in you New Bathroom?
It ought to be clear by now that there is no definitive answer to the question whether you should go for a shower or bath when renovating or putting up a new bathroom for your home. The issues which should guide your decision are outlined above but there is more to it than meets the eye. That is where our expertise at DM Design comes in. We have helped dozens upon dozens of homeowners just like you to make the decision of whether a bath or shower is the right choice for a new bathroom.
New Bathroom – Shower or Bath?. Here are some tips to illustrate why you may still make a shower provide some luxury or even make a bath in a small bathroom work.
- The choice of colours and lighting can add a lot to creating an illusion of space even in a pretty space-constrained bathroom.
- Installing energy efficient showerheads can reduce energy consumption by a factor of up to double digit percentage points.
- A well aerated, regulated and optimized shower can give the feel of bath’s or power shower’s luxury without the wastage
- Showering or bathing with a friend is a great idea to save on power bills!
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