Thursday, March 7, 2013

How Small Shower Baths Combine the Best of Both Worlds

There are two rooms that make and sell a house and those are the bathroom and the kitchen. Kitchens may be the heart of the home, but bathrooms are often the mind – a place where occupants can relax after a long day or a stressful event.

That being said, it is important to get this space right so that you have the relaxing room of your dreams and prospective buyers can imagine themselves winding down in it. This need not mean that you have to create a huge space or spend a lot of money, however, as there are many ways to achieve the perfect set-up if you have limited space or budget.

People relax in different ways so it is important to cater for everyone where possible. Some people desire nothing more than a comfortable, long soak in the tub after a long day, while others add more luxury by bringing along a book and a glass of wine. For others, a bath is not the answer, but a long soak under a hot shower may help to ease some of the stresses of life.

That being the case, it is vital to ensure you combine the best of both worlds where possible and cater for both options. Sometimes it may not seem possible to have both a shower and a bath when you have limited space or budget, but there is an easy answer: combine the two.

There is no hard and fast rule that says people who enjoy showers need a separate shower stall, just as there is no rule that says baths must be enormous to be enjoyable; small shower baths allow you to enjoy both while not compromising on the function or appeal of either.

Showers can still offer a wide range of functions if they are installed within a bath setting and choosing an option such as a sliding bath door makes this even more appealing. Both electric and waterfall showers work just as well affixed above a bath and users will enjoy having more room to move around than a shower stall alone could offer.

Smaller baths also need not be a compromise as many are made with comfort as well as space saving in mind and offer a lot of internal space, though they may have a smaller profile. Middle tap fixtures can also add space and tapered baths are often the best way to make the most of a small room so that it is still possible to fully stretch out your legs in the tub. Small shower baths really do combine the best of both worlds, so do not write them off as an option until you have considered their advantages.

Frank Mason is a self-employed contractor who specialises in bathroom fittings and refurbishment and has recently begun writing for a number of websites and blogs. Frank ensures that he is up to date with new developments by using a variety of online sources to install small shower baths and other bathroom fixtures.

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