shower bench optimal size? help!
We are remodeling a bathroom and taking out the tub and replacing it with a shower. The shower dimensions will be approx. 24" wide x 46 - 48" long. We are debating building in a bench along the back but are not sure that we have enough room. How deep should a shower bench seat be? I think @ 10" minimum, my husband thinks we might only have room for @ 8". Would that be comfortable for an older person to sit on while bathing? How big should the standing area be so that it is easy to shower? (We've only had the one bathroom with a tub for 23 years). I worry that we might build in a bench that's too small to be useful. Conversely, we also don't want to build a bench that is too big that it makes using the shower cramped for an able bodied person. Thanks for your input!