The Remodel Dilemma: Bathtub or Shower? Part One

You’ve made plans, you’ve made a budget, and now you finally have the chance to bring your luxury bathroom design dreams to life. However, many find the choice between a bathtub or shower to be one that’s hard to make. Who can blame you? You have probably scrolled past countless gorgeous designs for both.

Eurolux is here to help. We offer the elements you need to create a beautiful bathroom, from faucets and fixtures to freestanding bathtubs, as well as advice on how to make your design a reality. In today’s blog, we’ll go over the advantages and disadvantages of both bathtubs and showers in the hopes that we can help you make a tough decision. Read on to learn more, and explore our site to see all the luxury shower and bathtub options we have to offer!


A bathroom remodeling project is a big investment. If you are looking for ways to save, then you may want to consider choosing a bathtub over a shower. Bathtubs are typically cheaper to install than showers, but there are a lot of factors that can affect this. For example, the existing setup of your bathroom will make a difference, because upgrading your current tub or shower will be more budget-friendly than converting a shower to a bathtub or vice versa. The style of tub or shower you have been considering will also come into play — a whirlpool tub is likely to be more expensive to install than a traditional shower, but more affordable than a walk-in luxury shower.


As we mentioned, there are many beautiful ways to implement both showers and bathtubs. This is one of the categories where there is no clear winner — you have to find a design that fits your space, your aesthetic, and your lifestyle. If you already have an idea of what you want the final form of your bathroom to look like, speak to a specialist at Eurolux, and we’ll do our best to match you with a style you’ll love!


Are you remodeling a bathroom with limited space? Then you may want to choose a shower rather than a tub. Showers typically require less square footage, and utilizing vertical space rather than horizontal can leave you plenty of room for other features, like a double vanity or custom storage. Keep in mind that most bathrooms are high-traffic areas, and limiting the space you have with the bathtub you’ve always wanted may result in increased everyday stress and frustration. However, there are many designs available, and an angled bathtub may be the perfect solution.

If you are remodeling a guest bathroom, then space and convenience should be prioritized over pampering. Adding a shower to this secondary space – or replacing a bathtub – can offer your visitors more room to get ready. After all, if they are visiting you, they likely would prefer spending time with you than spend their time luxuriating in someone else’s bathtub.

Find the Design of Your Dreams at Eurolux

Space, style, and budget are important factors to consider when weighing the merits of a bathtub versus a shower, but there are many other aspects you should take into account before making your decision. For more information, look for part two of this blog, where we will discuss resale value, accessibility, efficiency, and more.

If you already know what you want for your luxury bathroom design, find what you need from Eurolux! We have cultivated an extensive collection to serve your remodeling needs, not only providing high-end bathroom accessories and fixtures, but also materials for your kitchen redesign and lighting options for your entire home. Order from our online inventory today, or visit one of our showrooms across the country to find the perfect items for your next project!