I am incredibly lucky in my flat to have a shower cubicle in my en-suite -which I much prefer to a shower in a bath – alongside a bathtub in my main bathroom. It feels crazy that I have to ‘bathrooms’ i.e. two toilets when I live on my own, I have to make a conscious effort to use them both. Having the flexibility of both a shower and bath is perfect for me because on a normal day-to-day basis my shower is all that’s used when I wake up before work but I love having a bath for that well deserved relax and the chance to throw in a handle of Lush products.
Mobility problems plague more people than you’d think which can make things such as baths quite tricky to use. My mum fell over about seven years ago which resulted in years’ off of work (on and off) and more operations that I care to even think and due to arthritis in her ankle (caused by metal pins which she had inserted) she lost a lot of mobility in her ankle. My parents then had to make the tricky decision a few years’ ago as to whether to keep hold of the bath which my mum struggled to get in and out of or whether to scrap it altogether and the later won. They opted for a large double shower which is easy to get in and out of because ultimately practically usually has to win. However much we’d all love those Pinterest worthy bathrooms if they aren’t suitable for your needs then they render useless.
Of course when you start getting older and mobility becomes more of an issue you see ‘wet rooms’ a lot more where there’s no step like traditional showers, and the availability of a seat so people with mobility issues don’t have to stand for too long. While I’m sure we’d all love not to have this an issue for us, for some it’s a harsh reality.
In an ideal world, I would absolutely love to have a roll top bath because they look absolutely beautiful but practically in the shape and size of my main bathroom this isn’t really an option. With companies such as Premier Bathrooms you get some many options of showers and baths to suit whatever your bathroom is like.