The Ultimate Shower Accessory: 5 Key Benefits of Built-In Shower Seating
Today’s bathroom showers have come a long way from the utilitarian tub/shower combination found in virtually every home in the 1960s. Far from simply fulfilling a basic function, a shower can now be customized with a wide array of features that can make the bathing experience safer, easier, and much more enjoyable.
One shower accessory that is now soaring in popularity is a built-in bench seat. Why? Built-in shower seating can serve several purposes, some of which you may not have thought of before. So, take a seat and consider these reasons to add a bench to your shower:
1. Safety & Accessibility
When you think about the benefits of built-in shower seating, enhanced safety is probably at the top of the list. Wet floors, slippery surfaces, and difficult-to-navigate tub walls present perils for everyone, especially older adults, people with balance or strength issues, and anyone with physical limitations. Studies show that most household slip-and-fall accidents take place in a bathroom. And in this tightly configured space, a fall can lead to direct contact with a hard surface and lead to serious injuries, such as a broken hip or a concussion. A shower seat can provide anyone with a heightened sense of security and independence while enjoying a soothing shower without having to stand.
In addition to enhanced safety, built-in shower seating can promote relaxation by creating a luxurious, spa-like respite. Few things are better than standing under a steady stream of hot water and washing away the stress of a long, hard day. But one thing is definitely better: Imagine being able to sit back and unwind in a comfy shower seat as the soft spray and cloud of warm steam envelope your body and mind.
Built-in shower seating offers another major advantage: convenience. For instance, by providing a secure place to rest your feet, a shower bench can make it much easier to perform routine bathing tasks, such as shaving your legs or drying in between your toes. Additionally, many people think a bathtub is a necessity for bathing toddlers and small children. However, built-in seating allows a child to sit safely in the shower, ensuring a quick and hassle-free bathing experience.
There’s no need to litter your shower floor with a collection of grooming products, which not only looks messy but also creates a safety hazard. In addition to providing a comfortable place to sit while bathing, a built-in shower seating is also a great place to keep your shampoo, conditioner, body wash, shaving cream, and other bathing necessities close at hand.
In terms of functionality, built-in shower seating clearly has a lot going for it. But don’t ignore what could be its most dynamic quality of all—its design. A bench can be custom-designed to complement or accent your shower as well as contribute to the overall aesthetic of your bathroom.
Why Work With BathWraps?
If knowledge, efficiency, and craftsmanship are important to you, then BathWraps is the right partner to choose for your bathroom remodeling project. We’re pleased to offer fully customized bathing solutions, including built-in-shower seating and low-threshold showers. Our factory-certified installers will expertly handle every aspect of your renovation from start to finish—in as little as one day! And, thanks to our comprehensive warranty coverage, your new shower will be guaranteed for as long as you own your home.