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Buying a Shower Bath? Here’s What to Look Out for!

Buying a Shower Bath? Here’s What to Look Out for!

A shower bath can be the most practical solution for a home where you like the option of taking both baths and showers, or your family is divided on which they prefer! It allows you to enjoy the benefits of both a nice hot soak and a quick, easy shower. You can enjoy either option, whenever you want, without having to take up the space in your room for both a shower cubicle and a bath.

A shower bath can be the most practical solution for a home where you like the option of taking both baths and showers, or your family is divided on which they prefer! It allows you to enjoy the benefits of both a nice hot soak and a quick, easy shower. You can enjoy either option, whenever you want, without having to take up the space in your room for both a shower cubicle and a bath.

Bath and Shower Combos

While it is of course possible to make your own arrangements by putting a shower attachment on your bath's taps, this is not quite as practical or luxurious. So in general, what people tend to prefer is a bath that is also designed to be comfortable to shower in, with a shower fixture on the wall. There are plenty of options for doing this, like many of the great shower products available at Bathrooms Direct Yorkshire. Choosing the right fittings –for both the bathtub and the shower – can make a lot of difference to how comfortable the outcome is!

Shape of the Tub

One thing you need to be careful of is safety when you shower in your bath tub, and now you can get tubs with flatter ends designed for this purpose. Whether you opt for this or go for a standard tub, what you definitely don't want is a bath that slopes too steeply at the sides. So look out for this when you shop! You should also be sure to buy a non-slip mat you can use when you shower.

Absolutely Splashing!

There are lots of tempting wall shower fittings that can be used for a bath, including ones with multiple jets as well as a shower head. If you like the idea of one of these they are perfectly suited to shower bath set-ups, but you do need to consider that they generate a lot more splash than a downward pointing shower. This means you may want to consider a solid shower screen as part of your bath shower design rather than just a shower curtain. This will help protect the rest of your bathroom from excess water.

Shower baths can be a fantastic space saving solution and offer a lot of flexibility, but it is important to consider safety and also splashback when you are choosing how to design yours.

 

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