Designing and redesigning your home can be tedious. Sometimes, the internal debate seems never-ending. This list seeks to help you decide which is better for your needs in the long run.

Space

A full bathroom typically requires a minimum of 36 to 40 square feet. As a comparison, a standard tub measures 15 square feet while a regular walk-in shower takes up around 13 square feet of floor space. In this case, showers are generally the better space saver. However, if the area is so much an issue as not having a tub, the next question to ask your self is what type of bathtub to purchase. A built-in bath takes up a great deal of space. It also tends to make the area appear smaller than it is. On the other hand, freestanding baths take up less space and are space-friendly compared to traditional baths.

Usage

When choosing between showers and tubs, another critical factor at play is the usage. Busy professionals and couples tend to gravitate towards showers, and so do the elderly because showers are more comfortable to walk into.  Slips and falls are duly prevented, in this case. On the contrary, a growing family would usually prefer a tub which makes it easier to bathe babies and toddlers. Users who love hot baths and pamper time might regret not pushing ahead with a tub. If a choice has to be made, considering alternative options, either a bathtub or shower is key. 

Consumption

Traditionally, shower stalls require fewer resources. The water usage is less per minute in a shower. This means that shorter shower times constitutes less water consumption. Nowadays, energy-efficient showerheads and tubs are present on the market, and both are very competitive in this aspect. A more thorough comparison is undoubtedly required, especially regarding energy efficiency in the bathroom, which is highly resellable.

Budget

When talking about installations, showers can be more costly to build, compared to the amount it costs to install a tub. Though tubs are the less expensive option, a lot of homeowners want showers within their homes. Further to this point, showers are available in DIY choices which can reduce the installation costs. However, not all showers are created equal. Walk-in showers, as an example, have doors that increase the cost of installation. 

Reselling

Owning a home comes with the opportunity to resell it someday. If your house has only one full bathroom, completely getting rid of the tub will limit prospect buyers. Most homeowners prefer a home with at least one tub and one shower. A complete bathroom such as this attracts single and married couples, even those with growing families. This way, a tub is essential in maintaining or raising the resell value of a home.

Choosing between tubs and showers is indeed a tough call. These fixtures have similarities, differences, pros, and cons. Getting more in-depth with the details of the actual shower stall and bathtub helps To do this, go to an established seller who can explain the details of their products will help bring about an educated decision.

Author's Bio: 

Marina Pal is a renowned author and social media enthusiast.