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Shower Chairs vs. Shower Benches – The Epic Bathroom Showdown

Shower Chairs vs. Shower Benches

A rare question but a question nonetheless, when it comes to accessibility in the bathroom should you opt for shower seats or shower benches? It’s one of those dilemmas that has kept us wide awake at night (or is it just me?). Each time you step into your steamy sanctuary known as the bathroom, the quandary greets you, taunting, daring, demanding a solution. The good thing is that we’re here to guide you through the labyrinth of shower seating options so without further ado, let’s dive in… err, I mean, let’s get started!

The Noble Shower Chair

First on our list is the shower chair that you can pretend to call the monarch of all shower furnishings. Intrigued yet?

Shower chairs are nothing short of a blessing for those with mobility challenges as they offer support, stability, and safety, allowing you to enjoy your hot shower without the constant worry of slipping. A bonus is that many varieties come equipped with armrests and back support. 

They’re also adjustable and many come with abilities such as being able to modify the height to suit your needs, which can be an ideal fit for anyone. It’s like the chameleon of shower furniture, always adapting.

However, the shower chair isn’t made perfect as it will take a significant amount of space and if your shower is on the smaller side, akin to inviting a sumo wrestler to share your bath. Also, if you’re aiming for a Zen-like minimalist aesthetic, the shower chair might disrupt your tranquility.

The Unassuming Shower Bench

Next on our agenda is the unpretentious shower bench and it’s less of a throne and definitely more of a humble seat, but in your shower.

The shower bench is simplicity personified as it’s sleek, it’s stylish and it doesn’t crave the spotlight if you want your shower to maintain its clean and uncluttered look, this is the surefire route to take.

Shower benches also provide excellent stability and can double up as a shelf for all your shower goodies should you ever find yourself running out of space for your plethora of shampoos and body washes.

The primary shortcoming, however, is the lack of back support and unlike the chair, the bench offers a more ‘free-spirited’ sitting experience. So if you’re seeking something to lean on litteraly after a gruelling day, the bench might not be your best friend.

The Ultimate Decision

So which one is better? Well, it’s, like comparing apples and oranges. Or thrones and humble seats. Both options have their strengths and weaknesses.

If you’re looking for something with arm and back support or if you simply like the idea of having a seat in your shower (no judgments here) then the shower chair is the way to go. If you prefer a sleeker design or need extra storage space for all your beauty products then the shower bench is like your knight in shining armor.

Remember, at the end of the day, the best choice is the one that transforms your shower into a comfortable retreat where you can confidently sing your songs. Because let’s face it the shower isn’t about getting clean; it’s also your stage for an exclusive concert.

So there you have it folks. The showdown, between shower chairs and shower benches. It’s a decision to make. I believe in you. Now go ahead. Turn your shower into the haven of relaxation and cleanliness that it was always meant to be!

Jacob Lindsey

Jacob is a home remodeling guru having worked over 15 years in construction in Reno, NV, mainly focused on home renovations. He likes taking ideas from his clients and making them a reality.

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