One modern bathroom trend is to tear out the tub/shower combination and replace it with a walk-in shower. This is fine for families whose house has two or more bathrooms with at least one of them containing a tub. For resale value, a home should have at least one bathtub.
Walk-in showers are convenient to use and give the bathroom an upscale, modern look. Older people have a harder time climbing into and out of bathtubs, but soaking tubs are a great way to unwind and relax tense muscles. The family preferences for bathing must be taken into consideration. The ideal setup would be a walk-in shower and a soaking tub, but not all bathrooms are large enough.