Bigger bath or separate shower?

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zebbyzebbo Tue 23-Jun-20 11:55:55

We bought the widest bath (800mm) that we could and added a rainfall shower. Didn't want to end up with no bath for selling/small child reasons and no way was I putting up with a crappy electric shower long term.

It's absolutely fine - DP and I only ever have showers and no issue with feeling too small.l (we are not slim!).

I think the bath you choose makes a big difference - many 'wide' ones we looked at actually were quite narrow internally.

AuntyFungal Tue 23-Jun-20 11:05:16

Big bath with really good shower over it.

Straight bath with fold flat glass side.
Bath tap in middle of bath.
Shower controls outside of bath - so you don’t need to reach into bath and get wet to turn on shower.
Separate hand shower bit to rinse hair, clean bath.

Nothing worse than dark poky cubicle with crappy shower.

chocolatespiders Tue 23-Jun-20 11:01:00

I would keep a bath, I couldn't have managed without a bath for my daughter she used to spend at least an hour playing in it and now she is late teen often spends an hour laying in it.
I am not a bath person so have a shower over the bath.

GrumpyHoonMain Tue 23-Jun-20 10:59:37

Large walk in rain shower is bliss. It’s the only thing I’ll miss when we move from our place.

Bmidreams Tue 23-Jun-20 10:58:08

Large walk in shower!! My dc both only shower now.

AndWhat Tue 23-Jun-20 10:56:18

Thanks forgot to add the 3rd option of no bath and a large walk in shower

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Soontobe60 Tue 23-Jun-20 10:53:11

I'd have a separate shower but only if it's big enough! There's nothing worse than a poky shower cubicle! (I'd also have a shower attachment over the bath too.)


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AndWhat Tue 23-Jun-20 10:47:48

About to move into a property that needs updating. We’ll be ripping out a bathroom and are trying to decide between a bigger bath with waterfall shower (my choice) or a smaller bath only with a separate shower cubicle and small electric shower (DH choice).
We have 2 young ds’s with the older one using a mix of shower and baths and the younger main only bath with the occasional shower. Me and DH never use the bath using only our current separate shower.

What would the preferred choice be for most families? We may sell this property in 5 years time so want to try and keep it sellable.

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