Bathroom renovation tips

Walk in showers at home

No matter if you are remodeling a bathroom or building bathrooms inside of a new home, large or small bathroom designs will reap the many benefits of having walk in showers installed. Showers are not only better for your health and more economical, they are also a wiser investment that adds value to your home with options available to accommodate all budgets.

Walk in showers benefits

There are many reasons why you should choose showers over tubs, no matter what size of bathroom you are designing or remodeling. Here are just some of those reasons which reflect how walk in showers are far superior to bathtubs:

Better Hygiene

Quite simply, bathtubs do not allow the body to be cleaned appropriately. Sitting in the dirty bath water is unsanitary and, in addition, there is no way to appropriately clean the soap film from the body after the washing is completed. Showers provide a much better, more sanitary clean for the entire body and allow an individual to completely rinse off afterward, from head to toe.

Less Water Consumption

A typical shower uses much less water than is used when filling a bathtub. This equates to less work for the water heater as well. Both of these points result in cost savings to homeowners, which is greatly multiplied the more family members there are in a home.

The Hot Water Lasts

When a person takes a bath, it’s already been noted that more water is used than those who use walk in showers. But another inconvenience with baths is that in very little time, the hot water begins to cool off. This results in waste due to the energy used to heat such a large volume of water, which lasts only a short duration. Showers deliver a continuous stream of hot water to the individual bather, so the heat can be enjoyed for the entire length of the shower.


There is no doubt that walk in showers provide a much safer environment than bathtubs. With a walk in shower, there is no having to step over a high bathtub while trying to gain secure footing on a wet, slippery tub bottom at the same time. Also, these showers can have accessories added with ease, for ultimate safety, such as railings or seats. Getting in and out of a bathtub is extremely dangerous, especially when the tub has soapy film making it even slicker. Walk in showers greatly reduce any risk of physical injury and are therefore the perfect addition to an elderly person’s bathroom.

Showers Allow You To Conserve

walk in showers at home Another benefit showers have over baths is that, if an individual chooses to do so, he or she can conserve water. Whether personal preference, trying to save on water and electric bills or doing it for the environment, people can install low flow shower heads or turn the water on and off between lathering and rinsing or while shaving. A walk in shower will hold the heat and steam, so one isn’t cold when the water is off. Conserving resources is a popular trend and walk in showers provide the ultimate solution. For those who take baths, conserving water could only be done by filling the tub only part way, which makes for a cold and uncomfortable bathing experience and isn’t a viable option.

Therapeutic Benefits

The ability to direct a stream of hot water to injured or arthritic joints in addition to the added health benefits of a steamy environment make showers more therapeutic for bathers than a bathtub.

Easier Cleaning

Bathtubs accumulate soap film and can be very difficult to clean. Yet they should be cleaned in between individual bathers, due to the dirt and bacteria left behind after the tub drains. Walk in showers, by contrast, can be kept dry and sanitary with the simple use of a squeegee. They are a more sanitary environment that are designed to be cleaned without stress or strain.

It is clear that walk in showers and showering in general are much better than traditional bathing in a tub. Having a walk in shower installed enhances the beauty of a bathroom in addition to providing homeowners with benefits that far outweigh using a bathtub.

Walk in showers – conclusions

For those who might have additional needs, such as a limited budget or a smaller bathroom, here are some other helpful tips and points to consider:

Converting Bathtubs To Walk In Showers Is A Money Saving Option

For those on a limited budget who desire all of the beneficial properties of walk in showers, yet aren’t able to afford a bathroom remodel at this point in time, a bathtub to walk in shower conversion is an affordable option to be considered.

With this conversion, the end result is a beautiful, stylish addition to the home right where the older bathtub used to reside. Yet there is tremendous cost savings because, by working with plumbing already in place, there is no need for tearing up floors to accommodate additional plumbing as is the case when trying to place a shower in another area of the room.

Small Bathroom Designs

For homeowners who feel constrained by the limitations of smaller bathrooms, walk in showers can make a world of difference. For those building a new bathroom, installing a corner walk in shower will increase floor space in the bathroom, making it feel bigger. For existing small bathrooms, a tub to shower conversion can work wonders for the room. As an example, choosing to have glass on 3 of the 4 sides will completely open up the bathroom and make it appear much larger. In addition, with the right lighting and wall colors that radiate openness, the room can become completely transformed into a larger looking area, though available square footage remained just the same.

No matter how big or small a bathroom might be, there are walk in showers to meet the unique needs and preferences of every individual. A home’s resale value goes up when walk in showers are installed, so it is a home improvement that carries monetary benefits to each homeowner who decides to make this wise financial decision.

Puneet chadha

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