If you have a small bathroom space, you may think you have to compromise between a shower and a bath. As both bathroom fixtures demand a good deal of space in this room, small bathrooms can struggle. Yet, for many of us, deciding between a bath and a shower is a near impossibility!
Fortunately, though, you may not need to. If you’re determined not to be limited to one, then there’s a fabulous alternative; that of a shower bath. And, with so many of us looking for ways to save money and space in the home, this choice could help you both short term and indeed long term, when creating that perfect bathroom suite.
Here the team at City Plumbing looks at what you need to know when considering a shower bath.
What Are Shower Baths?
A shower bath is simply a combination of a shower and a bath. One end of the bath is a typical bath shape while the other that houses the shower offers a slightly wider end to accommodate maneuverability while you're showering. Ultimately, this design ensures practicality and functionality while retaining an element of comfort for those who still want to soak in the bath.
There are two main types of shower baths including P-shaped and L-Shaped. The difference between the two is merely the shape at the shower end. A P-shaped shower bath is shaped like a ‘P’ and offers a softer rounded curve design while eliminating any sharp corners. Whereas an L-Shaped shower bath is shaped like an ‘L’ and promotes a cleaner defined finish in its lines.
There's then the matter of a left or right-hand shower bath. This choice can be determined by the shape of your bathroom. The difference here is simply the positioning of where the shower end will go - at the right-hand side or the left-hand side of the wall where the shower will be fixed.
Are Shower Baths a Good Idea?