Bath, shower or both? How to choose which one to include in your bathroom renovation

Bath, shower or both? How to choose which one to include in your bathroom renovation

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A bathroom renovation is unique to each home, the outcome can depend on the size of the room, the needs of the homeowner, the budget, and own personal style.

When it comes to choosing between a bath, shower or both, this is something each person needs to decide for themselves.

Should I get a bath or a shower?

When it comes to adding a bath, they can take up a considerable amount of space. In a small bathroom where space is sparse, you might opt for a shower.

If you are in your forever home, you have to think about what is best for you. If you have children a bath could be something you couldn’t do without; if you like a long relaxing soak, then losing the bath might be worse than losing the space you’d gain from not having a bath.

An en suite can do without a bath if the main bathroom has one, and since en suites are generally smaller, it would make sense to only have a shower.

Who is using the bathroom?

Think about who is using the bathroom. People without children, and the elderly tend to opt for showers only as they are easy to get in and out of, and convenient. If you aren’t using a bath it can just become an extra thing to clean.

When it comes to water efficiency, if it’s an either/or scenario a shower is generally easier on your water bill and helps reduce your carbon footprint.

When it comes to the resale value of a home, a missing bath can deter some people, but a missing shower will deter most. There aren’t many people that don’t like the convenience of a shower in their home. A shower is a must for many these days and removing a shower from the bathroom can limit your appeal to many.

The bathroom renovation experts

By removing either a shower or a bath, you could be limiting your resale audience. The simple solution if you need to save space but still want the luxury of a bath is to have a shower, over the bath; this way you can still enjoy the convenience of a shower, without limiting taking away the bath completely.

Call Unique Design in Brisbane, we can look at the best way to maximise your space, we can give you options so you can make an informed decision on how to proceed with your bathroom renovation.

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