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Architect's advice: shower or bathtub in the bathroom?

Architect's advice: shower or bathtub in the bathroom?

The question of the shower or the bathtub is often the first that arises when planning a bathroom. A sometimes difficult choice as there are so many facilities. Rectangular bathtub, corner bathtub, freestanding bathtub, whirlpool, clog ... Walk-in shower or shower tray, cabin ... All have advantages and disadvantages and adapt more or less to each room configuration. Do you want concrete answers to this question? Today déco.fr offers you different plans that are easy to adapt to your bathroom, whatever its size!

  1. Bathroom with shower of 2.40 mx 1.80 m
  2. Bathroom with 3.60 mx 2 m bathtub
  3. Bathroom with shower and 3.10 m x 2.75 m bath
  4. Bathroom with 3.65 mx 2.80 m bath / shower combination

1. Bathroom with shower of 2.40 mx 1.80 m

In this small bathroom, the proposed solution is the walk-in shower. On one level, it is accessible to all ages, both spacious and space-saving solution, and adaptable to all configurations. She knows no limit of dimensions, shape or coating, and all decorative boldness is allowed. In a word, it is THE solution for shower enthusiasts. Both invigorating and relaxing, the walk-in shower can also be fitted with hydromassage jets for even more relaxation. Its installation is easy but can be costly on existing equipment. In all cases, it will be necessary to respect the rules of the art in order to avoid the problems of infiltration linked to poor sealing. Small spaces like this will favor a glass shower wall to allow you to appreciate the entire volume of the room. A small bathroom rarely has a window, which is why it is also very important to choose light and bright shades as well as suitable and efficient lighting. Also opt for a large mirror full of character, to place above your basin. Main decorative element of this room, it will also have the power to enlarge it visually. So we take this opportunity to have fun!



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2. Bathroom with 3.60 mx 2 m bathtub

Isn't installing a bathtub in the bathroom an option for you? Whether it is because you have young children or simply because you like to bask in it, this family bathroom equipped with two basins and a large spa bath is made for you. The deep and spacious corner bath offers more generous shapes than a traditional rectangular bath. She favors comfort and design. The models offered are very numerous today and everyone will find a bathtub at their feet according to their budget and needs. Whirlpool baths are a real ally of well-being and relaxation for the whole family, especially when they include chromotherapy, aromatherapy ... Despite its respectable surface, this bathroom does not have a large free space, in particular due to the important place occupied by the corner bath and the cabinet with two basins. So prefer suspended basins to free up floor space and thus give volume to the room. Finally, remember to tidy up and sort your bathroom regularly in order to unclutter it! For this, do not hesitate to equip it with small storage accessories such as hanging baskets or credenza bars with hooks.



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3. Bathroom with shower and bath of 3.10 mx 2.75 m

This bathroom, 3.10 mx 2.75 m maximum, does not allow the installation of a classic rectangular bathtub. The solution to benefit, however, from a shower and a bathtub: the hip bath, which allows a real saving of space since it is shorter and higher than a rectangular bathtub. It offers an end-of-century atmosphere to the bathroom, a retro effect that continues to be in fashion. Today we find it modernized and adorned with different patterns and colors. The only compromise is that you cannot lie down completely. It is highlighted here by not being built into the wall, and contrasts with the contemporary square basins inserted in the recess of the room. Children will enjoy a hot bath, and parents of a hydromassage shower cabin with integrated seat and radio, ideal for ensuring speed and tone in the morning. Although it is not much more spacious than the previous one, this bathroom seems less crowded. The hip bath, unlike a built-in bath, saves a lot of space and is less imposing. Combine it with a shower with transparent walls and a double wall-hung vanity unit to maintain this impression of volume. The window, perfectly located, will allow you to benefit from a natural light in all your room. Here, all the madness is allowed in terms of coating: cement tiles, paneling or even natural stone ... You could also play on materials or colors to delimit spaces within this bathroom. Finally, install a large rectangular or round mirror above your basins, as well as a few shelves, and voila!



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4. Bathroom with 3.65 mx 2.80 m bath / shower combination

This family bathroom of 3.65 m in length and 2.80 m on average in width, equipped with a partitioned toilet preserving privacy and a large vanity top with storage, is designed to solve the dilemma "shower or bath". The installation of a bath / shower combination provides a solution of comfort and economy to those who cannot do without either a shower or a bathtub, but do not have sufficient surface to install the two pieces of equipment. The fact of combining the shower and the bathtub allows us to have a comfortable bath space equipped with a non-slip part for a shower without risk of slipping. More secure and accessible than a bathtub, it may or may not be equipped with a door, so it is ideal for everyone, at any age. Large bathrooms like these come with very few decorating constraints. Beware however of the WC part which should benefit from good lighting. You can also install shelves or a small cupboard above the toilet to keep, for example, a few rolls of toilet paper, always at hand. Despite its surface, you will not be able to install a small storage unit in this bathroom, the right wall must remain completely free in order to allow the door to open completely and good circulation towards the toilets. It will therefore be essential to provide a storage unit under the sink and not a simple worktop. For maximum space optimization, you can also hang small storage baskets or a green plant above the counter, opposite the basin!



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