“Do I really need a bathtub in my house?” That is a question a lot of homeowners are asking nowadays.
Traditionally, 1 tub in a home been the standard, but many people are now opting for just 1 or no bathtubs at all! In 2018, more and more people and are choosing showers over bathtubs but it can still be a struggle for homeowners to confidently decide to let go of the bathtub altogether.
We want to try and make the decision easier for you by compiling a pros and cons list when deciding on bathtubs vs. showers. Let’s get started!
Some people prefer to bath babies in a bathtub rather than a sink.
You can soak
You may have a desire to have a bath every now and then
Losing popularity in past years
Takes up a lot of space
Dangerous to step in and out of tub
Requires lots of water
A risk of drowning
Higher risk of scalding since you are right underneath the faucet
Texture in the bathtub makes it easy to slip
Worse resell value vs. shower
Popular in 2018
Uses less water
Better texture. So, it’s more slip-resistant compared to a bathtub
Better Resell Value vs. bathtub
You can create a bench in the shower
Easy access for people with mobility issues
Babies can get showered with a handheld
Unable to soak
Unable to take a bath
Not practical for people with small children
In 2018, having no bathtubs will not hurt the resale value of your home! Nowadays, it is best to invest in a nice walk-in shower which can accommodate anyone with mobility issues and small children!