There are a lot of benefits to creating a "wet room" for the bath area. If you have kids, they can splash away without worry. It creates the spacious, airy feeling of a stand alone spa-like tub that so many people crave. There's also the added functionality of creating perching spots for leg shaving or seating.
If this doesn't quite work for you, for whatever reason, you can also gain the flexibility of a shower area with the right faucet that allows for a handheld shower head.
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