These Tub-Shower Combo Ideas Prove They Can Be Stylish and Functional (2024)

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Published on 12/12/23

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Tub-shower combos are a great addition to tight bathrooms that still need both a shower and a bathtub. They're cost- and space-efficient, but that doesn't mean they need to look too utilitarian either. Here are 16 of our favorite tub-shower combos that still have plenty of style.

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    Go All-White

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    For a bathroom that feels more like a spa, go all-white with your shower-tub combo. Glassy white tile and a white bathtub, along with a plenty of natural light and some brassy hardware, makes the bathroom above from Emily Henderson Design feel ready to relax in.

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    Match Your Shower Curtain to the Floor

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    To make your tub-shower combo look more coordinated with the rest of your bathroom, look for a shower curtain that matches the floor, like Casa Watkins Living used in her bathroom above.

  • Add a Heated Towel Rack

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    Want to make your tub-shower combo a bit more luxe? Add a heated towel rack to your wall, opposite the side of your shower and bath faucets.

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    Bring in a Skylight

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    A skylight is a great way to add tons of natural light to an otherwise windowless bathroom. Consider placing it above your bath and shower combo to ensure sunshine-filled showers for many mornings to come.

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    Add an Accent Wall

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    Your tub-shower surround is a great spot for an eye-catching tile accent wall, like the one in the bathroom above by Studio Peake. Just make sure to use a glass shower door so that the wall can be seen even when the shower is in use.

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    Add a Bath Mat

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    A bath mat is a crucial part of your bathroom's cleanliness, safety, and comfort, as it keeps water from splashing around the bathroom floor, prevents slips, and provides a soft spot for your feet to land. Coordinate it with your shower curtain for picture shower-tub combo look.

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    Use Tight Spaces

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    Shower-tub combos are a great choice for tight or awkward spaces in small bathrooms, like slanted ceilings in the bathroom above by JK Interior Living. Just make sure you place the showerhead at the higher end of the shower-tub combo.

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    Add a Window

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    A small window is a great way to add some daylight to your tub-shower combo. Look for one with opaque glass, or install it above the shower for extra privacy.

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    Use Unique Tile

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    A great way to boost the style of your shower-tub combo is through a unique tile surround. We love the retro soft pink tile in the bathroom above, as it adds tons of character and color.

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    Try Wood Slat Walls

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    To make your tub-shower combo feel a little more one-with-nature, consider adding some slatted wood walls to the space surrounding it. Your bathroom will feel like it's straight out of a Nordic sauna.

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    Pair Black and White

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    For a shower-tub combo that pops, pair a white shower curtain and bathtub with black walls. It's a bold look that's sure to make an impact on anyone who uses it.

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    Convert Your Clawfoot Tub

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    Shower-tub combos aren't just for those boring, builder-basic bathtubs—showerheads can be added to stunning clawfoot bathtubs too. We love the classic conversion in the bathroom above by Studio Peake.

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    Place Your Shower Next to Your Bathtub

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    For a separate showering and bathing area that still uses space well, place your shower next to your bathtub, and install the shower door outside of the whole thing. This is definitely one of the most expansive shower-tub combos we've seen.

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    Match Your Finishes

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    It's important that the fixtures in your shower-tub combo all have the same finish, even if one part of it was a later conversion. Hardware in matching finishes will give your bathroom a cohesive, professional look.

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    Hang a Unique Shower Curtain

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    To make your shower-tub combo look even better, look for an extra-luxe shower curtain, like one that's made of velvet or linen. This unique textile choice will make your bathroom look all the more glam.

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    Use Your Corners

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    Corners aren't just for corner showers. Instead, a corner tub can be placed in these tight spaces, along with a showerhead. Though corner tubs may be hard to lounge in, they're great for kids' or guest bathrooms.

FAQ

  • Is a tub and shower combo a good idea?

    Yes, a tub and shower combo is a great idea for all kinds of bathrooms. Not only do shower-tub combos use space efficiently, but they're a budget-friendly addition too, as the cost of installing the combination is typically less than installing both features individually.

  • What is a combination of a bathtub and shower called?

    When a bathtub and shower are installed together, it's called a tub-shower combo. The bathtub acts as both a tub and a basin for the showerhead, which sits four to five feet above the bathtub faucet.

  • Can you have a soaking tub shower combo?

    Yes. You may need to look for a soaking tub that's a little narrower and easier to step in and out of, but it's still very possible to use a soaking tub as one part of your shower-tub combo.

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