Looking for the best shower bench?
Shower benches, shower chairs, shower stools (whatever the name you’d like to apply to this sturdy, versatile plastic marvel) are overlooked as a source of comfort and safety. I wouldn’t be without my shower bench or shower chair.
Am I lazy? Old? Injured? Physically challenged? I don’t think I fall into any of those categories. I started using a shower bench, tub chair, when I was in my twenties! Yes, my twenties. The other day I mentioned the fact that I really enjoyed my shower bench to my 89 year old father-in-law and he looked at me like I was crazy. Lucid and sharp as a whip his first comment was, “What’s wrong with you?” I was astonished and didn’t know how to reply.
The Best Shower Bench
The bench shower bench is probably one of the most misunderstood bath appliances. Bath chairs sum up the picture of my grandson sitting in the bath with his toys, playing. He’s in the chair because we’re afraid he’ll drown or fall and hurt himself. Maybe that’s what my father-in-law envisioned. The bench however can be much more than that. Ok, I will admit enjoying my shower. The water beating down on me as I sit is not a luxury to be taken for granted. I’m not talking about the 2-minute shower in the morning, when you’re trying to get it done so you can make it on time for work or school. I’m talking about the shower that you can enjoy, at least until the hot water runs out. What makes it easier than with a chair? I can escape to wherever my imagination can take me. Under a waterfall – someplace where it’s peaceful and quiet.
My first bench didn’t have a back to it. I would sit comfortably in the shower while the wife and kids screeched and laughed outside the bathroom door. This was a secluded sanctuary just for me. And by sitting I could make it last even longer. The back on the chair I found out adds even more comfort. Just sit back. Relax.
Of course there was the time I hurt my foot, making it difficult to stand for any length of time. That was when I required a place to sit. But I was independent. I could get in and out of the shower without help. I could relax on my shower bench and slowly enjoy bathing without any stress. The added fact that by sitting I didn’t have to worry about slipping or falling provided a much needed safety factor for my wife. I realized how dependable and useful this little shower chair had become.
When my wife first saw my prized possession, my shower bench, she couldn’t help but comment. I heard the sarcastic “how old are you really”. That attitude only lasted until I caught her sitting on my chair washing her hair. Well? I asked as she got out and reached for a towel. “Not bad”, she reluctantly replied. That was the first of many times I found her relaxing in our shower.
The best shower bench is no longer just for the injured, elderly, or physically challenged. The shower bench has become a relaxing necessity providing comfort, security and safety in our bathroom. Regardless of your age or gender, the shower bench can provide a truly unique shower experience.