Help & advice

Bath or shower?

Baths and showers are accountable for the highest water consumption in the home - effecting your power and heating bills as well as water usage.

  • A short shower with an efficient shower head generally uses less water than a bath. However, beware some power showers may actually use more!

  • Contoured baths provide the feeling of a deep bath without using as much hot water

  • Switch to an aerated or low flow shower head to reduce the amount of water used

Other things you should think about when deciding between a bath and a shower:

Number of people

In a busy household with a need for quick routines, a shower is a much more practical choice. You might even consider maximising the space for multiple people by having a shower and dual sinks so that more than one person can get ready at a time.

Number of bathrooms

If you have more than one bathroom, you could designate one for relaxation with a bath and another for quick showers.


As we, our family members and friends get older, clambering in and out of a bath to get a shower does become more taxing!


In smaller bathrooms, a shower is space–efficient, providing functionality without compromising the rest of the room.

Your personal routine

Many of us compromise with a shower over the bath, but if you are showering 90% of the time, is it really worth holding on to the bath?

Cleaning effort

Showers are generally easier to clean, avoiding the awkward lean or climb into a bath.

Water usage

Remember to consider water conservation; baths tend to use more water than showers.

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