Showers Vs Bath Tubs: What Works For You?

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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.

Do you prefer a shower or a bath?

*This post has been sponsored by Premier Bathrooms but all thoughts and opinions are my own
October 18, 2016
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  • WonderfullyBookish

    I’ve had a shower cubicle in my house for years and now we’re missing having a bath. Sometimes I just want to have a proper pamper session and have a bath. We’re having one fitted soon and I can’t wait, but knowing me, I’ll probably hardly ever have a bath then!

  • Jessica Dearnley

    I love both – it depends on my mood and how I’m feeling. If my arthritis is bad or I’m having a stomach flare up I prefer relaxing in a hot bath but if I’m in a hurry I love a quick refreshing shower.

  • LaaLaa

    Both, depends on my mood a lot of the time. Mostly in the mornings it’ll be a shower cos it’s ‘quicker’ as when I get in the tub, I don’t want to get out lol x

  • beautykinguk

    Bath everytime. I love spending a good hour in the bathroom with the Kindle watching some serial killer stuff from Amazon Prime!

  • I love a shower for the quickness, but I do love a bath too. We have to have both in our house due to my Daughter as baths are often easier if her legs are really bad

  • I love a bath, but sadly I can’t get in and out of them these days with my mobility – so I have to stick to showers :( x

  • Galina V

    I wish we had an enclosed shower. Our bath is quite nice, but for a quick wash a shower is better.

  • Jodie Whitham

    Interesting read. I have little patience for baths, but really should appreciate them more, as I didn’t really consider that mobility can affect you enjoying things like this. I love the jam jar style drink glass (sorry that’s off-topic)! Another great post from you!

  • I like both but I have showers daily and baths are more of a treat, usually at the weekend. Its true mobility can affect having baths in case you slip.

  • Jo Wiggins

    I’m 100% a bath person but now I have a baby I’m lucky if I get 2 minutes in the shower x

  • I’m more a shower person for everyday, but do enjoy a long soak in the bath for a treat.

  • Kathryn

    I am 100% a bath girl. I even have a bath before work xx

  • Melanie Edjourian

    I do like both but it is all depending on how much time I have what I do.

  • Hannah Heartss ❄️⛄️

    I only have a bath but I don’t think I could ever be without it!

  • Deborah Nicholas

    We always had a bath until we moved and now we have a shower I don’t know how we managed without for so long.

  • A really interesting read! I’ve never seen a double shower before, so I’ll definitely be looking into them! I think both showers and baths have their pros and cons. I currently live at my parents who only have a shower – perfect for a quick wash in the morning. Me and boyfriend have just bought a house though, and that has a bath, so I really can’t wait to get the bath bombs and the candles out. 😀


  • Francesca Nelson

    We have a bath with the shower head above it, I mainly use the shower part and every now and then I’ll have a soak in the bath, usually after being totally stressed out haha!

  • I love both. Showers to wake me up in the morning and then baths in the evening to relax in x

  • ive only got a shower at my place and i do wish i had a bath. both are good in their own ways

  • Beautyqueenuk

    I am a shower in a morning girl but at any other tie, I am totally bath, nothing better than bubbles x

  • Laura

    I prefer a shower as I like to be in and out, although a bath is better for pampering! xxx

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