5 Benefits of a Bathroom With a Separate Shower and Tub

One of the exciting bathroom trends in 2020 is having a separate shower and tub. A freestanding soaking tub that is. After all, who doesn’t enjoy a good, long soak in a deep bathtub? When you do this, you quickly realize why there’s a difference between a bath and a shower. With one, you take your time. The other gets you clean quickly and efficiently.

Read what we see as the benefits of having a separate shower and tub in your home. We’re sure you could come up with some other items to add to our list.

1. Bathtub and Shower Combos Aren’t the Best for Either

With the bathtub as part of a tub and shower combo, you have to lie down in the tub even to get your shoulders wet. And that’s if you’re not very tall. You’re just getting comfortable when the overflow drain starts sucking out water.

Whoever decided a bathtub makes a good shower, anyway? There’s little room to move your legs, and you’re always at risk of slipping and falling.

2. You’ve Always Wanted a Big Tub

The clawfoot tub from the 17th and 18th Centuries has made a comeback with large, deep modern bathtubs. With no indoor plumbing until quite recently, bathing was a lengthy and luxurious event for those able to afford it.

Someone (often a servant) would bring water from outdoors, heat it on a stove, and fill the tub. With today’s indoor plumbing, it’s much easier to luxuriate in a tub.

3. Yes, You Can Customize Your Bathroom

Homebuilders at Sabal Homes, other home contractors, and bathroom designers are all happy to help you plan a new bathroom—whether your dream master bathroom or a retreat for guests.

Share your ideas with us at Sabal Homes, and we’ll help you achieve a bathroom you’ll love for years to come. Soaking tub? Separate shower? We’ll work with it. Come check out our work at our Westwind 2-story series.

4. You Need This Bathroom for Practical Reasons

Getting everyone ready for work and school in the morning can be quite a scramble. Why not let the kids have fun getting clean in the bathtub while you and your partner enjoy showers. Everyone will be clean and ready to start their day.

This arrangement can also ease the chaos of hosting families with kids. They all can get ready in their space while you and your family get set in yours.

5. Taking a Shower After a Bath Is the Ultimate Clean

Not everyone hops into the shower to rinse off after a bath. And there’s some controversy as to whether this is a necessary ritual. Still, when you think of the germs and other detritus that linger in the tub, you might be compelled to go straight to the shower.

Your Separate Shower and Tub Are Ready

Your dream master bathroom awaits you, and you can’t wait to get into that freestanding soaking tub you wanted. It’s great to have a separate shower and tub in your bathroom. Or, should we say “your relaxation room”?

Sure, there is a difference between a bath and a shower. But when it comes down to it, each has its place.

If you would like us to create this type of bathroom in the new home that we’ll build for you, let us know. It would be our pleasure.

When Is the Best Time to Build a New Sabal Home in Brandon, FL?

As our population continues to grow, the need for comfortable, safe housing continues to grow as well. Over the last decade, alone construction began on an astonishing 6.8 million single-family homes in the U.S.

While many people will be happy with the floor plans offered in homes built by developers such as the luxury homes in FishHawk Ranch, others will prefer a more custom touch. Imagine having your home exactly the way you want it!

Before you break ground, however, it’s good to know the best time of year to start building your custom home with Sabal Homes. Continue reading to find out…

Weather Factors

Here in Brandon, Florida, we get to enjoy sunny skies and mild weather most of the year. That’s one of the lovely things about living here. In other parts of the country, builders will have to contend with ice and snow, which makes construction difficult or impossible for several months out of the year.

Sunny Skies with Slight Risk

Since we don’t have a snow problem here in Florida, we have mostly warm weather and sunny skies. This makes building custom homes during most of the year possible and convenient.

There is only a five-month window where the construction crew might be more at risk. This five-month window from June to October is hurricane season and since 1930, 73 hurricanes have passed through Brandon. Good thing Brandon is near the west coast of Florida because hurricanes are less of a risk with the west rather than the east.

Most of the recent hurricanes aren’t too large and a properly built home, by a reputable builder like Sabal Homes, typically won’t sustain much damage. However, you don’t want to be in the middle of construction when one comes through!

Not only will a quality home builder such as Sabal Homes ensure all construction crew members will be safe during these high-risk months, but they will also not let your construction progress be damaged by the weather. Simply keep the hurricane season in mind when determining when to best break ground.

Consult with the experts at Sabal Homes to finalize a timeline and course of action for your new home.

High Temperatures and Humidity

It’s also important to note that you should avoid very hot temperatures and high humidity for construction. High temperatures can put your work crew from Sabal Homes at risk. High humidity can delay construction by causing materials like concrete or paint to take longer to dry. Additionally, mold can be an issue or the moisture and heat can warp wooden material.

Lots of rain can also saturate the ground, making it more difficult to pour the foundation. The rainiest months tend to be June – September.

Thankfully, the hot and humid months coincide with the hurricane season in Florida. Beginning construction on your dream home in fall or early winter will usually give you enough time to finish before the weather heats up again.

Budget Factors

In short, the summer months may not be the best time to build in Florida, yet it still tends to be the most popular season overall. This is a positive because it’s the off-season for building, which means the lumber prices are lower. The price of other materials, as well as the cost of labor, also tends to be lower.

Building Your Sabal Home

Chomping at the bit to start building your semi-custom Sabal home? As we enter the fall season, right now is the perfect time to start construction! Whether you would love to customize a home currently being built in the Hidden Reserve or build one on your own lot, Sabal Homes can help.

Contact us today to get started on the home of your dreams!


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