Bathroom remodel - Sunken Tub
I'm completely remodeling a 30 year old So. Cal. house and I'm now in the Master bath. Previously it consisted of a sunken tub (well sort of - 8 inches below the floor) - it was a completely tiled rectangle and was probably used more as a shower than a tub (I presume) because the dimensions and boxiness of it would have made for an uncomfortable experience and a lot of wasted water to fill it 42" X 78" inside dimensions. The 'sunken' part is approx 8 inches below the house slab. Our thoughts are to fill it in with concrete and convert it to just a shower with a showerhead at each end and also a handheld shower close to one end. We have purchased a Hansgrohe Thermobalance III and the related heads and handheld. We are somewhat puzzled as to whether to bring the new concrete to the same level as the existing concrete floor and build the shower on top of that, with a step up as most new construction is done....... or keep it slightly sunken to eliminate a step up? Any and all comments will be appreciated because at this point we can go either way - what would benefits or downfalls be? We plan to tile 3 sides plus the ceiling and the entry wall will be all glass with a 32" door in the center. A link to a picture of the present stage of construction of the shower is below.
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