Walk-in Shower vs Bath

Deciding whether to install a bath or a walk-in shower is a decision not to be taken lightly. In fact, it is often the most important choice you will face when redesigning your bathroom. There are many factors to consider, and we are taking you through each one to help you make the right choice for you and your family.

1. Do you take more baths or do you prefer to shower? Be honest with yourself, looking back at the past 5 years, this will help you to understand exactly how you are currently using the space.

2. Do you have a big family with young children? If your family is increasing and you have little feet running around, you must be realistic and understand the practicality of having a bath. But with a bunch of other people to consider it is important to get everyone’s thoughts.

3. Do you intend to move in the further, or is this a long-term investment? If this is a home that you plan to have for years to come, a walk-in shower may be just the thing you had always wished for, as the bath just never gets used. Or you maybe you’re thinking of selling in 5 years’ time. A house often sells better if it comes with a bath in the family bathroom which means not installing one can devalue the property or make it harder to sell in the future. This is often the deciding factor amongst our clients.

4. How big is your current bathroom? Can you fit a nice size bath in your bathroom, with a shower over the bath? This is where you can meet in the middle and compromise. There are bespoke solutions available that will allow you to have a glass panel fixed to the bath and meeting flush with the ceiling, creating a less restricted feel.

Now if you are still unsure which would suite you best, let us help! Bring in roughly drawn plans with measurements, and images of the space and we can come up with a few different layout options to help you visualise how the space would look with a bath, or a walk-in shower or a shower above the bath. This is the best way to understanding your space and what is possible.

To book a free consultation, give us a call on 0207 354 8958 or contact us here.

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