Shower or bathtub?

It’s a question that has plagued civilizations for decades. Should your bathroom have a shower or a bathtub?

Well, this is a hard question to answer. There are advantages and disadvantages to both. But before you even attempt to answer, you have to be honest with yourself: are you more of a bath person or a shower person?

Not sure where to begin? No worries. Dauenhauer can help.

Convenience
Let’s jump right in to the basics. Showers are the no small talk, no nonsense method of getting clean. Quick and to the point, you’ll spend the entire time getting clean and moving on with your day.

On the other hand, a bath is intended to be more of a leisurely experience. Although it is relaxing, it definitely takes more time and does pose some challenges of convenience. For instance, shampooing your hair in a bath can be difficult, and rinsing it afterward can be much more so. And when you’re done, it’s important to rinse off your body with clean water before drying so that you aren’t left with an itchy film of soap.

But if these situations aren’t enough to sway you away from baths, simply upgrading your bath fixtures to include a handheld wand can be a perfect remedy.

Water Consumption
Unless you make it a routine to take 30-minute showers, the shower is the more eco-friendly option. The U.S. Geological Survey estimates the average bath uses about 36 gallons of water, whereas a standard showerhead uses five gallons per minute.

Relaxation
Who doesn’t like to take a load off every once in a while? With a bath, you can relax your entire body and focus on other soothing things to enhance the experience, like music or aromatherapy. 

What’s more, a soak in warm water can soothe sore muscles and aid in recovery from physical stress. So if you’re getting clean after a tough workout, consider opting for the bath to give your body a break.

We hope we have you some things to consider when making your choice between bathtub and shower. And as always, if you have any plumbing questions, call your Louisville Dauenhauer, any hour.