Whether you are remodelling your home or shopping for a new home I am sure one of the main things on the table of conversation is…”How big is the bathroom?” followed next with “Does it come with a tub?” Although these questions might not ever cross your mind if you are part of the growing population who rarely use their bathtub. It has been said that showers are getting more use in households today over bathtubs which could be why Australian homeowners are doing away with their bathtubs and opting for large spacious showers instead.
Bathtubs do have their benefits though and I’d like to show you some of those benefits now.
- Bathtubs make bathing babies and children easier. Now, you can certainly get one of those baby bathtubs for bathing baby in, but what about if you have multiple young children? You can save time by placing them all in the tub at once and going down the line to wash everyone.
- Hot summer day and no swimming pool? Toss the kids into a bathtub filled with cool water to keep everyone cooled off and happy.
- Sore muscle relief – I don’t know about you but nothing quite beats a hot bath with Epsom salts and a soak for 20 minutes to cure tired and achy muscles. You can’t soak very well in the shower, no matter how big it is.
- General appearance – when selling a house one of the main things potential buyers look for is bathtubs, even if they prefer showers there is just something about a house having a tub that is a perk for many homebuyers.
Now, granted these “benefits” are merely opinions expressed on behalf of myself and while other people will have other preferences I would rather see a tub in a house with a shower that way you have the best of both worlds so to speak. You can choose whether you want to bath or shower and really you can dress up or dress down a tub/shower combo and if you have the room you can even have a shower separate from your bathtub.