What Type of Bath is good in a Small Bathroom?

If you live in a small apartment with limited space, the last thing you want to do is take up more of that precious real estate with a big bathtub. What type of bath should you have to make the most out of your bathroom? Showering might be an obvious answer, but it’s not the only one. In this blog post, we will talk about different types of baths and their pros and cons in order to help you decide which is right for your situation.

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What Type of Bath is good in a Small Bathroom?

A Shower

This is the obvious answer. The plus side to having a shower in your bathroom is that you will not have to worry about where the water will go when it overflows, which can be an issue with tubs and small bathrooms. Showers are also much easier to clean than bathtubs- no need for scrubbing those nooks and crannies.

The downside of having a shower instead of a bathtub, however, is that it can be difficult to relax in the shower alone. Showers are much more of a utilitarian need than a luxury, and that may not suit your needs when all you want is some time for yourself after work or school.

A Pedestal Bathtub with a Showerhead Above it

This type of tub makes the most out of its size by saving space on both ends but still offers many conveniences. You can do more than showering in this bath- add some bubbles to the mix for an easy at-home spa experience! It also saves water because only so much is needed- just enough to cover oneself while sitting up.

The downside? The pedestal takes up quite a bit of room since it needs to be wide enough for people’s legs when they are seated, which may limit what other items you can store in the bathroom.

A Tiled Tub with a Showerhead Above it

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This type of tub is best for those who still want to enjoy the benefits of having their own relaxing bath while also making use of that expensive water. The showerhead can be used as a waterfall, or you could just have the stream fall on your back like in some fancy hotel showers.

The downside? It takes up even more space than pedestal baths and limits what else you can store in the bathroom because there will not be any room left over when both items are present. You would need much more storage space elsewhere.

A corner or niche-style whirlpool bathtub

This is another great option for small bathrooms. It is more compact than a pedestal tub and is usually cheaper than a tiled bathtub as well. This type of bath also has the benefit of adding a new element to your bathroom. It can be used for many things other than just bathing. It could even double as storage space or an area where you do your makeup.

The downside? You may not get the full relaxation experience in this type of bath, and most do not have a showerhead.

Get Professional Help

The best way to know which bath will be perfect for your small bathroom is to consult with a professional. They will be able to determine which type of bath is best for your living space, as well as recommend other products that you may not have considered, such as an extra mirror or shelving unit.

At Simplified Kitchen & Bath, we offer a raft of services, such as a free in-home consultation where we measure your space to find the best fit for you – no obligation. We also have a very knowledgeable staff that can answer any questions or concerns you may have about baths. Call us today for more information on our services and prices.