The Master Shower versus Whirlpool Tubs
Nothing evokes the feeling of relaxation like sitting in your whirlpool with some bubbles and soaking away the stresses of the day. But in reality, how often do we have an opportunity to fully enjoy our whirlpool?
Most of us spend time appreciating the whirlpool with some frequency when we first purchase our dream home, yet it starts tapering off to once or twice a year.
On the other hand, the enjoyment of standing underneath a rain shower head is something we can enjoy daily. We can actually enhance that enjoyment by adding a few other components like body sprays and handheld showers.
That can explain why the master shower is so highly developed in high-end living complexes. Some custom home builders go as far as including a steam unit in the master shower for a complete spa feel.
With today’s DIY mentality, you can create the same type of luxury on a small budget with simply adding a large volume showerhead and a handheld shower—or do the full course which may include oversize ceiling-mounted showerheads, wall-mounted shower heads with multiple settings—two rows of three or four body sprays on perpendicular walls. The body sprays are spaced in a way to provide a full-body massage from your knees to your shoulders.
If you are going the full course, you also have to take into consideration your water usage and allow for the addition of an extra or an oversized water heater and ¾” piping. This kind of arrangement may put out as much as 25 gallons per minute (GPM) and because of this, you may have a very hard time getting out of the shower.