Your lack of floor area needn't mean that you have to sacrifice either of these fantastic experiences. A bath incorporating a shower is your answer to both these needs. Here we highlight the best shower baths for small bathrooms.
There are two types of shower bath, both of which look great in the right setting. There is the type where the screen is almost invisible and there is the type where the screen becomes a feature of the bathroom.
Above, the striking Crittall-frame style shower screen from Victorian Plumbing, makes a window feature out of the shower screen and subtly mirrors the tiles behind.
There are hundreds of stylish shower curtains on the market. You can get stylish shower curtains that fade into the background and those that are a work of art in themselves. There are comedy ones, colourful ones, glittery ones and even personalised ones. They look particularly lovely when combined with a roll top or rounded tub.
The Artscope shower curtain, shown above from Amazon, is mildew resistant and as mould can be a problem on shower curtains, particularly in a poorly ventilated bathroom, this is a useful feature.
Remember to always make sure that the curtain is placed inside the tub when the shower is in use. Forget to do this and you end up with a puddle on your bathroom floor or, worse still, a minor flood in the room below.
If you like a roomy showering area and your floor space allows, look at a P-shaped or L-shaped shower bath that bulges out at the shower end. This Abacus P-shaped shower bath with glass shower screen bulges to the right, but you can also get left-handed versions and more angled baths in an L-shape.
Whichever shower bath combo you opt for, if your budget affords it, go for the full shower experience, with a separate power shower head that doesn't just run off your bath taps.