from "The Year of Living Danishly" by Helen Russell
"You may not like everyone you meet, but you need to respect their differences"
I found an old newspaper article when clearing out a drawer: Install a bath or a shower?
here's a quote: "I would like to focus on the decisions to be made if you are in the throes of planning renovations or extensions, or are about to build your new home or even investment property. In today's modern housing market how do you decide on bath or shower? Always include one bath or is it not worth the bother? Are baths still relevant in all homes?"
So here's my question: do you prefer an invigorating shower or a relaxing soak? Which would you install if you had the option to build? Just a shower? Just a bath? Or both?
Are baths in fact really not worth the trouble of extra space, extra plumbing, extra cleaning?
For myself, I say yes, definitely. I may not take a bath very often, but having the option to enjoy one being denied to me has been harder than I thought.
I've lived here in this one bedroom apartment, (okay, it's a flat), for five and a half years. There is no bathtub. Climbing into the laundry tub is not an option. There's just no room in it for a good stretch.
So for five and a half years now, I've showered and just last Sunday, feeling a bit down, a lot achy and wishing I was anywhere but here, I would have sold my mother for a one hour soak in a hot bubble bath.
Good thing she's dead eh?
So yes, if it is at all possible, install a bath. Even if you have to place the shower over it, as was the case in many older homes until a separate shower cubicle became the normal thing.
**Happy Birthday to my baby boy, who is 36 years old today**
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