We all have different tastes and preferences. There are those who love their shower while others love their bathtub with the same intensity. Some even get to bathe and still shower in situations when they cannot make up their mind on what will work best. Below is a list of pros and cons of having a bathtub over a shower
1) A Bathtub Is Cheap
You may be wondering, “Do I take a bath or shower?” I prefer a bathtub, and I have my reasons for that. A bathtub can be expensive to install, but in the long run, it is a cheaper option. The tub can only be replaced once broken, gets too old or develops a blockage problem. On the other hand, a shower requires constant replacement as its fuses burn often.
Cleaning a tub also takes less time as compared to cleaning the shower area and the cubicle glasses. If you hire cleaners by the hour, makes cleaning a tub a cheaper option.
2) Prestige and Value
A bathtub adds allure and prestige once installed. It looks luxurious and expensive. While looking to add value to your bathroom or create a new ambiance, a bathtub can be installed to do just that. Since they come in different shapes and sizes, you have the option to get one that fits your space and lifestyle. The tubs can also be customized to suit your taste.
3) Practical with Kids
While having kids, one does not need to incur more costs to find a comfortable space in which to wash them. The bathtub can work for both kids and adults without posing any risk and incurring more costs. All you have to do is fill the tub with water enough to clean the baby without drowning them.
The initial cost of installing a tub is expensive and the consequent cost of replacing it. It can get too costly to replace a bathtub regularly, especially if you run a rental house. It is also expensive to run as it hikes water and electricity bills used to heat the tub. The tub also brings additional costs such as cleaning and disinfecting products that can be costly to purchase over time.
2) Takes Up Too Much Space
A bathtub requires space to set it up and even enough room to move around it. This eats up too much space in your bathroom. It might be impractical in small spaces. Additionally, if your bathroom lacks such space, you might be tempted to convert other rooms that could even be rent out for extra income into bathrooms to fit it.
3) Not Practical for the Physically Challenged and Children
The bathtub might not be the best option to go for if you have a physical disability. The tubs can be hard to get into and out of without help. It might also cause more accidents in case the bathtub is slippery and hard to maneuver around, even with help. It is also not ideal for people with wounds that should not soak up water. It would also require supervision for kids who might pose a risk to themselves. They could drown if left unsupervised.