Putting your bathtub in the shower may be an unexpected idea, but it’s a solid one and a growing trend in bathroom design.
Sure, it looks great, but what does it mean from a practical standpoint? For one, kids (and grown-ups) can splash all they want in the tub without having to worry about water damage or a mess. Two, the right tub model can double as a great shower bench or spot to perch your leg on while shaving.
Curious if this will work in your new bathroom? Take a look at these examples and learn what questions to ask your contractor before implementing this design.
Tip: If you plan to wash your kids in the tub, place the shower fixtures so they can be used in both the tub and the shower to make things easier.
Tip: Make sure your walls are waterproofed up to a height of 6 feet in your shower and tub area’s primary wet zone. Waterproof the walls at least 18 inches above the tub lip in a bathtub without a showerhead.
The floor outside the tub is actually graded back to the shower, so everything drains with ease. This is a true wet room, and it looks great.