Having a shower over your bath gives you the best of both worlds: enjoy a long, relaxing soak, or a quick rinse depending on your mood. A shower bath shouldn't be thought of only as a compromise, either. They are an elegant and intuitive way to organise a bathroom.

A shower bath combines plenty of room for a relaxing soak, with a spacious and practical showering area. Available in a range of sizes, as well as p-shaped and square designs, shower baths feature one end that's wider than the other, which allows you to enjoy a comfortable showering experience

The only benefit (to baths) is its ability to easily apply certain ingredients to skin,” Nazarian explained. If you don't have a skin condition, showers are the way to go. Showers expose thebody to less water than a bath. Too much water, like during a bath or a long shower, can strip the skin of natural oils.

Many parents prefer to bathe children in a tub rather than a shower; many buyers like to soak in a tub. The National Association of Realtors says as long as the home has at least one tub, switching from a tub to a shower shouldn't negatively impact resale value.