The Eternal Question: Bath or Shower?

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If your bathroom isn’t everything you’ve ever dreamed of, you might be in the market for a bathroom remodel. When contemplating one’s dream bathroom, many people find that they have a hard time choosing between a bath and a shower – or a combination of the two. It’s a conundrum, but there are specific factors that can help you make the decision and move forward with the confidence that comes from knowing your bathroom is living up to its full potential. Luxurious bath or a quick hop in a hot shower? The choice is yours to make, and an experienced Coral Springs plumber will help ensure that you get the bathroom remodel of your dreams.

Saving Water

Unless you take extremely long showers, showers are nearly always the more economical option when it comes to water consumption. In fact, the U.S. Geological Survey finds that, after flushing the toilet, bathing accounts for the greatest percentage of our personal water usage. Further, showers typically use much less water than baths do – especially in light of today’s low-flow shower heads, which use less than half the water per minute that those of yesteryear did. When it comes to decreasing your water consumption, a bath tub simply can’t compete. Consult with an experienced Coral Springs plumber about the many ways you can help conserve water.

Baby Your Skin

A shorter shower with slightly cooler water is better for your skin. A long hot soak in the bathtub can be very drying. If you experience itching and flaking, you probably have dry skin, and baths can exacerbate the problem. Further, if anyone in your household has a condition associated with sensitive skin – like eczema or psoriasis – baths are probably not the best idea.

Conversely, a relaxing bath with a skin treatment in the water can turn your tub into a rejuvenating spa experience, and many bath products are designed to refresh and moisturize your skin. Keeping the water at a slightly lower temperature and using lotion after you’ve toweled off can help.

For the Sake of Convenience

No matter how you slice it, a shower is the quickest option. With a shower, you can adjust the water temperature as you go and you don’t have to wait to fill up the tub or to get the water just right before hopping in. In a shower, you can get down to the important task of getting clean from the moment the water hits you. Showers also help many people wake up each morning, and for them, only a shower will do.

Taking a bath, on the other hand, is often a more relaxing experience, and few people would categorize a warm bath as energizing or refreshing. Bathing comes with its own set of complications, including rinsing the shampoo from your hair and removing any soap residue – which can leave you dry and itchy – from your skin. Bathing naturally involves a few additional steps, but fortunately, there are a wide array of options out there, including handheld spray fixtures that can help you rinse yourself clean in no time.

When It’s Time to Relax

If you’re looking for a relaxing experience – and who isn’t from time to time – the bathtub is king. Few things rival an extended soak in a warm bath, and candles and relaxing music can help make your bath that much more soothing. Soaking in a warm bath can also help soothe sore muscles, reduce aches and pains, and alleviate stress. All told, taking a bath has a lot to offer. While few of us opt for baths as our daily choice, a bath has many qualities that a shower simply can’t mimic. Even if you don’t choose a bathtub for your master bathroom, you’ll want to have one somewhere in your home. Finally, if you have kids or grandkids, a bathtub is the obvious answer for soaking them fresh and clean.

If You’re Thinking Bathroom Remodel, It’s Time to Contact an Experienced Coral Springs Plumber

If it’s time to remodel one or more of your bathrooms, you have options. Maybe you’re a shower person, or maybe you’re a bath person – but the fact is that there is a modern, water-saving, and comfortable unit out there that can help transform your bathing experience. The dedicated plumbing professionals at Erica’s Plumbing and Restoration in Coral Springs are committed to helping you find the bathroom fixtures and shower and/or bathtub that takes your daily routine to the next level. We’re here to help – and if it’s an emergency, we’re available 24/7. For more information, please contact or call us at 561-275-5688 today.

Erica’s Plumbing & Restoration

11555 Heron Bay Blvd #200,

Coral Springs, FL 33076

Phone: (561) 275-5688

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