It is, of course, great to come home after work and relax in hot water, with clouds of foam, a glass or two of wine and a little yellow duck. But let’s be honest, this is not an every-day option. Usually we are in a hurry, so there’s no time for soaking in a tub. What we need is a quick shower. But no one want to totally “close the door” to the nice hot evening bath. Maybe there is a way to combine both?
The answer is yes. Actually there are even several ways of deep soaking tub shower combos, which you can use even in a tiny bathroom. Now, the easiest and most popular way is a soaker tub with shower curtain: easy way to get two-in-one. You can choose from lots of options: there are plain colored plastic curtains or more luxurious, made of water-resistant fabric. Another option of soaker tub with shower surround is a glass door, which looks more glamorous, of course, but is not as easy to clean. To make it look tidy you have to wash it after every bath, which doesn’t sound really inspiring.
Another range of varieties we have in the field of soaking tub shower designs. The shower can have a flexible metallic hose you can either hold or attach to the wall, if your bath is not a freestanding one in the middle of the room. Or it can be a stationary pipe with a shower head, which, in most cases, can look really great. There is yet another option which is now becoming trendy – soaking tub with rain shower, when the shower is attached to the ceiling.
If we are talking about a really, really small bathroom, Japanese soaker tub with shower will be a great option. The tub itself is very small, so that you can only sit inside it, so, covered with a curtain, it will give you both opportunities at once, in the same time looking quite stylish. Or you can choose a less exotic small soaking tub with shower, adjoined to the wall – it saves more space, than a freestanding one, and you have to covet it from only one side.
Leaving aside the combo options, let’s look on another side of the story: soaking tub and separate shower. This option requires more space, of course, but gives you all the comfort. You can unite both in one side of the bathroom, neatly protecting the outside with a glass wall and door.