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Who Should Buy a Corner Bathtub Shower?

There are a lot of bathtub shoppers out there that think corner bathtub shower combination units are always smaller than the "usual" corner and bathtub shower combination units that they are used to. 

Thankfully, this is not true at all!  While there are some combination units that are smaller, there are plenty that—because the width of the tub can be expanded and/or can be cast in several shapes—are just as large as the "usual" bathtubs if not even larger!  For most families, however, it is not the size of the bathtub that is important; it is the versatility of the shower feature.

The corner bathtub shower is very popular among elderly people and those who have muscular and skeletal problems.  These people choose the corner shower tub unit because it is easy to install chairs or build benches into the sides of the tubs.  This allows them the opportunity to rest easily while they are in the shower without having to lower themselves all the way to the floor of the tub. 

The corner shower tub is also popular in homes in which the family members are diverse and have different bathing needs.  This unit makes it possible for someone with skeletal problems to shower while seated, for someone else to take long luxurious baths and for someone else to take short showers—all while not having to take up a ton of space in the bathroom.

Of course, there are some who need very specific accessories and features installed to guarantee their safety.

For example, family members who are elderly or unstable while standing are going to need a corner bathtub shower that has doors and safety rails installed.  In these situations a shower curtain will not provide the support that is needed to aid in the sitting and standing of the person who is showering.  These family members will also need shower chairs that are easily transferred in and out of the bath or a built in bench for resting.  It is also a good idea, especially if the household is diverse; to install a hand held shower head.  This way people who have problems standing or moving do not have to worry about moving around to get washed thoroughly, they can move the water around them.  A hand held shower head can easily be turned into a "normal" showerhead with the installation of resting hooks in the shower wall.

On the other end of the spectrum, it is not a good idea to have a very deep corner bathtub shower in a home that contains infants or small children.  Small children might try to climb out of the tub unattended and slip and fall and infants might take a tumble into the tub if they are not watched closely.  In homes with small children or infants, it is a good idea to have a shallow corner shower tub installed.

Thankfully there are all sizesBusiness Management Articles, shapes and combinations of corner bathtub shower units to choose from.  Finding one to accommodate all of the members of your family should not be difficult at all!

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