Shower/Tub combinations have been a staple in bathrooms for decades due to their versatility, but a growing trend in new home bathroom construction is to have a standalone tub and separate shower. There are pros and cons to each, but for the tubs, they are more relaxing and come in a wide variety of sizes, but consume a lot of water. As for showers, they are convenient and use significantly less water than a tub, but can be cumbersome to fix if any leaks arise.

Key Takeaways:

  • While combination showers and tubs are common, more recent trends have been for showers and tubs to be their own separate entities.
  • Bathtubs are a great way to relax, and can even be a visual centerpiece for a bathroom.
  • Showers are easy,convenient, and they are also a lot more energy-efficient than tubs because they use less water.

“While the shower/tub has been popular for a long time, the latest trend in bathrooms are to do away with the combo and replace it with a freestanding tub and a separate glass paneled shower.”

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