Should I Get Rid of My Bathtub?

With many of us changing our bathrooms only a handful of times in our lifetime, choosing a new bathroom, or even updating certain elements of your current bathroom can go a long way. And with changing seasonal trends influencing our buying habits and choices, the process of renovating your bathroom can often be a daunting prospect.

For example, this year many homeowners are choosing to ditch their bathtubs to free up more space in their bathrooms, and make way for bigger, more luxurious walk-in showers that add a desirable touch to any bathroom. We take a look at some of the benefits of ditching your bathtub in place of a walk-in shower or shower enclosure.

The Illusion of Space

In any bathroom, the addition of a bathtub can take up a large proportion of your available space, especially if you are working with a compact room. However, a wet room is perfect for making small bathrooms feel even bigger. Practical, functional and incredibly stylish, a clean streamlined shower area with modern fixtures and fittings will instantly open up your space.

A Wall-to-Wall Shower Experience

Baths come in all shapes and sizes however, whichever tub you opt for, you will notice that it will take up a huge amount of space in your bathroom. And if you barely use yours, this can be a massive waste of space. Walk-in showers can be designed to stretch from wall to wall, allowing you to enjoy a luxurious, spa like shower experience that can incorporate double showers, different washing areas, clothes hooks, built in shelving and overhead rain showers.

Perfect For Modern and Traditional Bathroom Settings

One of the main advantages of walk-in showers is that they will complement and enhance both modern and traditional bathrooms. Available in a wide range of different designs, walk-in showers also make great a focal point as they come in so many different shapes and sizes. For example, opting for a walk-in shower doesn’t mean that you need to choose a simple, minimalist design. There are plenty of other options too including vintage and classic fittings.

Incorporate a Steam Shower

There is nothing better than stepping into a refreshing shower after a long day in the office or a hard workout in the gym, right? And a walk-in shower will not only allow you to enjoy an invigorating shower experience, but it will also allow you to enjoy the many benefits that come hand in hand with spa-like treatments for the home such as incorporating a steam generator in your shower.  

Here at BathroomsByDesign, we provide a wide range of high quality bathrooms that will allow you to enjoy outstanding quality, functionality and style. So next time you decide you renovate your bathroom, why not explore the option of removing the bathtub altogether? You’ll be surprised at the results!