Tub-and-shower combinations offer a great combination of spaciousness and style, and they’re the most common of all bathtub installations found in about 65 percent of homes today. These two in one pieces are affordable, sturdy, and easy to install, and they make good use of limited bathroom space.
Tub and shower combos are typically made from lightweight fiberglass or acrylic. Prefabricated kits are available from basic models to high-end looks. One-piece kits are the most watertight, but they are large and don’t easily fit through bathroom doors; they’re generally best for new construction, where the unit can be placed in the room before walls are put up.