Shower versus Bath: Which is More Beneficial?    

Dec 07 2018
James C. Chesley

The bathroom is where we do our most personal activities, including bathing. Most homes have showers; some have bathtubs, while a good number have both. Getting our body clean is a process. We have to step into the shower or the tub to clean our bodies of the day’s dirt, grime and dust. But have you ever taken into consideration what goes on when you take a bath or a shower? How much water and electricity do you consume? If you have either one of them, or both, or are planning to build your house, here is a guide that will help you know which of them is more beneficial to you based on different factors.

Shower

A shower – be it a regular or a steam shower – is more economical in terms of water consumption. Most people only take several minutes to take a shower, which translates to using less water. Taking a shower finishes faster, hence the term “taking a quick shower”. If you don’t have much time to dedicate to cleaning your body, a shower is your best bet. Another thing with a shower is that it is more accessible for people with limited mobility. You can install handles that people can hold onto while taking a shower, or a stool where they can sit while they soak in the warm water and clean their body. No-slip tiles are also beneficial to people who have issues with their mobility. If you have a small bathroom, a small shower stall should be enough for the task, but if you have ample space, you can go for a larger one. A variety of designs, looks and sizes are also available. You also have the option if you want an enclosed or an open shower. You can choose the best one that will suit your needs.

Bathtub

A bathtub, on the other hand, also has many great benefits, first of which is it helps ease sore muscles. When you soak in a warm bath for half an hour, you will see a significant difference in the way your muscles feel, especially after a long day at work. If you have small children, a tub is where you can best bathe them. You also get to choose the type, size and design of the tub that will fit your bathroom without constricting your movement for other tasks. Probably the only downside to using a bathtub is the amount of water that you consume. Imagine taking a bath every single day. Your water consumption will be over the top. Use the tub sparingly, only on occasions when you need to relax your tired muscles.

Have you made your decision yet? Although it is good to have both at home and use each one according to your bathing needs, if you really need to cut back on your home renovation or building expenses, it won’t hurt to choose just one. Consult a professional to help you decide. It won’t hurt to do a little research on your own either.

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