A shower is one of the fastest ways to get cleaned up especially so when you are on the go. But when you have some little time then the bathtub can be a very relaxing alternative. Manufacturers being acutely aware of this have gone an extra mile and come up with bathtub and shower combinations: providing you with both options in one unit.
When shopping for a bathtub shower it is important to note that bathtubs have personalities, you can go for an alcove, corner or drop in tubs which can all be nestled against walls and then fully integrated into the overall scheme of your home.
Most tub shower combinations are 3 wall alcoves and are designed to maximize space. The unfinished ends will usually get sandwiched between a handy built in storage and an exterior wall. You should also consider whether the shower bathtub combination is ADA compliant, this usually makes the tubs safe for everyone because of the wide edges for sitting and the non-slip floor surfaces combined with hinged doors allowing easy access.
It is also important to decide on the type of material you want the bathtub shower combination built in. The most common materials include Cast-iron, copper, enameled steel and Acrylic and fiberglass. Even though tubs made from acrylic and fiberglass are the most common, it is possible to also get something more unique and customized such as a tub made from stone and wood: provided you are ready and willing to pay the price.