Aug 06, 2019 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 master suite for a little R&R. When you waltz into your spa-like master bathroom, which would you prefer to see: a soaking tub or an oversized 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

Oversized 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 soaker tub or garden tub in your master bath, there are many models to choose from. The Covington Model Home at our Bowling Green location features a beautiful soaker tub. The luxury master bathroom 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.

Shower lovers can turn their experience up a notch with rain showerheads, dual shower heads, bench seats, and many other custom shower options.

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 master bathroom.

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

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