We are planning on building a Gardenia and would like input as to the pros/cons of a Roman walk in shower. We know that it takes away space from the linen closet and wall space. Are they drafty during colder weather? Any opinions/suggestions?
We have a Begonia which is exactly the same as the Gardinia except for the front window in the kitchen ..We have the walk in Shower on an outside wall
It is great --no drafts so far (only been here since Oct) and the bathroom is more than spacious enough --we love it
I have an Iris with the same walk in shower. Although I haven't used it during the winter months, I've never heard anything bad mentioned with them. So- take off your clothes, turn on the water and enjoy.
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A Roman Shower is an important feature in the home I expect to buy. I'm hoping to live in TV for a long time so I want features that will accomodate me if I develop any kind of disabiity. The Roman Shower does not require you to step up, can easily fit a chair and may be big enough to handle a wheel chair (not sure about that, but it looks pretty big). Hopefully, that won't be necessary, but it pays to think ahead.
We have a Roman shower in our Lantana. Love it. We've used it for over 4 years. What I did do was install some Command Strip hooks on one wall to put our towels on so we don't have to reach too far to get a nice dry towel after our shower.
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Sorry to post the first negative comment. We have a roman in the Camilla model. Lost the area for sitting at the counter near wash basin where wife could do make-up etc. Also in the recent cold weather I find the "openess" not so warm. Miss something smaller where the hot water and steam keep you warm in a more confined shower....wouldn't do it again.
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Cape Cod (Brewster), MA
Coral Springs, FL
Boynton Beach, FL
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I also have the roman shower in my Camilla model, which is the same floorplan as a Gardenia in the wood and siding version, and love it. You lose a little area from one of the walk in closets and not the linen closet. Guess who got the smaller closet? LOL; it's still plenty big enough for me. Also there are 2 separate sinks and counters, so the wife and I are not bumping into each other brushing our teeth.
I love the openness of the shower and feel cramped in traditional showers now when I use them. Try it, you'll like it.
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