Sep 23, 2021 Custom Home Design

The Great Debate: Soaking Tub vs. Spa Shower

Ahh, it’s the end of a long day, and you’re looking forward to escaping to your owner suite for a little R&R. When you waltz into your spa-like bathroom, which would you prefer to see: a soaking tub or a spa shower? This great debate has many people divided on which is better. Let’s take a closer look at each option.

Soaking Tub/Garden Tub


  • Offers a soothing, relaxing place to get away from it all
  • Great for soaking tired muscles


  • Can take up valuable space in a bathroom
  • Not always a practical, everyday option

Spa Shower


  • Lends a spa-like feel to your bathroom
  • Can use therapeutic showerheads to ease tired muscles with aqua therapy
  • Makes daily showering a treat


  • Not as fully relaxing as soaking in a tub

If you prefer soaking in the tub, and you are considering a soaking tub or garden tub in your owner suite, there are many models to choose from. The Covington Model Home at our Bowling Green location features a beautiful soaking tub.

The luxury owner suite option in many of our homes features a garden tub, which also provides lots of room to soak your cares away. Tubs provide a luxurious and comfortable spa-like retreat in your home. You can add on custom features like whirlpool jets to further enhance your bathroom home spa experience.

Floor plans featuring luxury owner suites with garden tubs include:

Shower lovers can turn their experience up a notch with rain showerheads, dual shower heads, steam shower features, bench seats, and many other custom shower options. You can see examples of spa-like showers in the McAllister and Alexandria models.

The benefits of each are so appealing. If you can’t choose between a soaking tub or the shower of your dreams, do both! Many of our model homes, including our Bowling Green Covington and Hartland Kinston, feature soaking tubs and spa-like showers, proving just how stunning it is to have the best of both worlds in your owner suite.

If your favorite floor plan hasn’t been mentioned already, know that any of our homes can be customized to have a luxury owner suite or add a tub…or both!

Need more owner suite inspo? Check out our photo galleries with tubs and showers to get your vision board equipped with all the examples you need to come in and show us exactly what your dream owner suite tub and shower should look like.

Ready to create the owner suite of your dreams? Contact us with any questions – we are ready when you are!

About Wayne Homes

Wayne Homes is a custom home builder in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and West Virginia (see all Model Home Centers). We offer more than 50 fully customizable floorplans and a team dedicated to providing the best experience in the home building industry. For more information, Ask Julie by Live Chat or call us at (866) 253-6807.

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