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Buy a Shower Bench, Shower Stools, and Seats

Updated on July 6, 2015
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Do you, like me, have a nice shower, but no place to sit in it? I have a great shower in terms of size, but no built-in seat whatsoever, which I find quite annoying. I had major surgery a few years ago and have had a few other minor surgeries over the past few years as well and in the process I found that I really needed to have a place to sit while in the shower, whether it was to sit and wash or to simply take a break or have a place to prop my foot up and shave – having a shower bench made my life so much easier. Even when not recovering from surgery, the shower seat remains in the shower and is used by my husband and I, and our kids; it just makes the showering experience more comfortable.

A shower bench or seat is a must have for anyone who has difficulty standing for long periods of time or other mobility issues, or for the elderly or someone with a handicap.

Teak Shower Stool
Teak Shower Stool

If space is limited, consider a folding shower seat which is lightweight and can easily be put in place when needed, then folded up and tucked away when done.

Shower seats come in a variety of materials, such as stainless steel, plastic, wood, teak. While plastic is water resistant, a seat or bench of teak can add elegance to your shower. Teak is a tropical wood that naturally resists mold, mildew and bacteria.

Things to consider when shopping for a shower seat are whether the legs are adjustable – this is not necessary, but a nice bonus – and always check how much weight it can hold; most bench seats can hold up to around 250-300 pounds.

A good seat can add to your comfort for years to come. Find some great, economical options below from Amazon, a premier online retailer. Many of the following shower seats received very good reviews from people who have purchased and used them.

Backless Bench Seats

The durable, aluminum frame of this bench seat is corrosion resistant and has angled legs to distribute weight over a large area to increase security. Has suction-cup tips on all four legs to provide extra safety. Height adjusts in one inch increments.

Round Shower Seat

Perfect for narrow showers or bathtubs, this stool will go where a regular chair won't fit. It has slip-resistant rubber tips to grip the tub or shower floor, and has adjustable aluminum legs.  Capacity is 250 pounds. 

Seats With Back

These attractive seats are comfortable and economical. They have easy to grip handles. This type of shower seat provides easier access for people who have difficulty getting in and out of the shower or bathtub. The shower seat's removable back assists in sitting or standing and makes personal hygiene easier. The feet are edged with rubber and the legs adjust in height at 1" increments. The seating area is large and has drainage to prevent any water from pooling on the surface.

Folding Seats

Plantation grown, eco-friendly choice.  Hardwood is resistant to water, weather, and warping.  Weight limit is 225 pounds.

Save space - fold it away when not in use! Folds flat to 4".  These look great, yet fold away for easy storage. 300 pound capacity.

Corner Seats

These corner seats are designed to fit neatly in the corner of your shower. It won’t get in the way, but it is there when you need it. They may look dainty, but they can hold up to XX pounds. Some assembly required.



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      Lily Rose 8 years ago from East Coast

      Thanks Don!

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      dusanotes 8 years ago from Windermere, FL

      It's a great idea to have a bench or water-proof chair in the shower, if you have room. Helps avoid falling accidents. Keep up the good work. I love your links. Don White

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      Lily Rose 8 years ago from East Coast

      That's funny, Nelle - the coinsidence that is. Sorry your back is bothering you! Buy a nice bench here!

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      Nelle Hoxie 8 years ago

      Funny you should write this hub today. My back has been persnippity lately and it's been hard to shave my legs in the shower. So I took my husbands plastic tool box that's also a step bench in the shower yesterday for a place to sit. It worked buy it wasn't very comfortable (and I had to wash it first.) This is a much better idea. I had forgotten these things exist.