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When renovating or creating a bathroom, it is not always easy to choose between shower and bathtub. Each has its advantages and disadvantages. The ideal solution to satisfy the whole family and save space is to opt for a shower tub. There are some for all tastes and budgets.

The shower tub

The shower tub

Shower bath: the economical solution

If you do not want to start work and do not want to rearrange your space, the quickest but most economical solution is to install a simple shower curtain or walls to your bathtub. The curtain, even if it avoids splashing, will not be very waterproof. The walls are, for their part, much more efficient. You will find fixed, sliding or swivel. Some walls are foldable to create a cabin and be as discreet as possible after use. Then simply install a shower bar on the wall to hang the shower head. For this option, count between 150 and 400 euros.

The shower tub handset

The shower tub combination is simply a large model bath (with or without door) with a non-slip flat bottom shower area. Highly appreciated by consumers, the handset provides greater security because it avoids falls. If you choose a shower bath with a door, access will be easier for children and people with reduced mobility. Be aware that installing a shower tub handset requires some rearrangement if it is a renovation. For the shower-bath combination, count between 500 and 2500 euros.

The balneotherapy shower tub

The balneotherapy shower tub is ultra-trendy and is very popular for its relaxing effect. It features a deep soaking tub, headrest, armrests, adjustable jets and a hydromassage shower column. Before you decide, check the pressure and diameter of your pipes. You will need 3 bar minimum pressure and 16 mm diameter so that your balneotherapy shower bath works perfectly. Know also that a hydromassage shower column is very greedy water. Do not recommend if your cumulus is low capacity. For this option, count between 500 and 2500 euros.


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