Certain rooms only work in certain houses so if you're living in a modern high rise apartment the traditional bathroom isn't going to work for you. If you have an old cottage or villa retreat this style of bathroom is one you should definitely consider.
Showerbaths are a great practical way of optimizing the space so that you have the comfort of both bathing and showering. Walk-in showers are also very popular in the modern bathroom and if buying a shower enclosure for the modern bathroom choose one with a chrome structure over white.
The bathroom has come along way in the past one hundred years. Once just a basic tub set in front of the living room fire and filled with buckets of water the bathing experience is now a luxury in almost every western home. Back then a "bathroom" was something only the wealthy and privileged could afford to have in their house. It was this trend which lead to the mass production of bathroom products.