When you're considering whether to buy a tub or to install a shower instead, you should not just limit your evaluation to the aspect of water conservation (a consideration that would often lead you to settle for a shower head instead of a tub).
Of course, water conservation is a very important consideration: even if you're not environmentally conscious, this aspect will also affect your water bills. However, you have to consider whether the particular product you buy would actually serve the purpose you need it to serve, even before you think of water conservation (even then, there are quite a number of ways of recycling waste water from tubs).
When making the consideration between shower and bath, you'll discover several aspects that make the tub so much better than a shower:
i. Firstly, a bath is always more relaxing than a shower. When taking a shower, you would have to stand and even manoeuvre around in order to allow the water access to every part of your body. If you're completely tired after a hard day's work, that little extra effort would definitely be too much to ask for. On the other hand, a tub allows you the luxury of simply sitting down or reclining as all the water massages every part of your body.
ii. You can make the relaxing bath even more soothing by introducing fragrant bath salts into the water. This should help clear away all the worries of the day, and pains and aches within your body. Such an experience would hardly be possible with a shower.
iii. When you have a tub, you can easily compliment it with a shower head. This can be attached to your faucet plumbing. A shower head with a flexible arm would be best, which allows you to simply manoeuvre the shower head around your body, instead of you moving yourself around to get the water jet on difficult-to-reach body parts.
iv. Greater re-sale value or faster sale for your house: The U.S. National Association of Realtors reveals that homes without tubs are likely to take much longer to sell as compared to homes that do have tubs. Therefore, when considering this long-term perspective (if you plan to sell your house in future), you should get a bath even if you may already have a shower installed. Buyers, even in Australia, often desire houses that have tubs; especially if such buyers have families with children.
v. Some tub designs, like freestanding baths, offer much greater flexibility if you plan to re-design your bath space - something that you might not get with a shower fixed onto a wall. The freestanding tub can be easily re-positioned on the floor space, in order to accommodate any other changes you may wish to make within the room. For instance, you may have it right at the centre of the room or move it closer to the wall. Such changes are sure to give a new look to your bathing space. Moreover, you won't have to undertake expensive plumbing renovations, as would be necessary with a wall-installed shower head.
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