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Bath with a Shower Overhead or No Bath?


In an ideal world, when building or renovating everything we want would be achievable. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Sometimes we have to compromise. If you can’t have a bath in your house without putting a shower overhead, is it worth having a bath at all? Let’s look at the pros and cons, and consider the options.

Who Will Use the Bathroom?

Probably the main consideration, if you plan on living in the house yourself for the foreseeable future, is who will be using the bathroom. For example, the elderly can find a shower over a bath very difficult to access – it can be quite dangerous for them. At the opposite end of the scale, parents with young children find a bath invaluable. So, in a family home a bath might be important, but in a villa marketed for the elderly it may be unnecessary.


If the thought of not being able to have a relaxing bath after work is inconceivable to you, but you just don’t have the space for a bath and a shower, then you will probably want to opt for a bath with a shower overhead. In some apartments, or older homes with smaller bathrooms it may be difficult to increase the size of your bathroom so that you can have both a shower and bath.


Sometimes your budget just won’t stretch as far as you’d like! A shower over a bath can be a more budget-friendly option than installing a separate bath and shower. You can save money as you don’t need to pay for another screen, drain and all the other plumbing needs that come with having both.

Is Having a Shower Over Bath a Stylish Option?

Many people may be concerned that having a shower over a bath is a less stylish option than having just a shower. But now there are many ways to make it more attractive. For example, you can usually do away with shower curtains and install a rimless clear screen for a modern look.


Finally, No Bath in Your House, Is it a Crime?

In the eyes of many people, yes! But as we’ve discussed, there are many things to consider when making the decision about whether you should install a shower over your bath instead of doing away with a bath altogether. Many people, especially those with children, would insist on a bath in any house they bought. And a long, hot bath after work is desirable for many home buyers.

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December 17, 2015 |

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