It’s the age-old question when it comes to your bathroom – do I want a bathtub or a shower, or both? Maybe you needed a bathtub when the kids were younger but you’re now finding that it never gets used. Or, maybe there was already a tub in the house when you bought it and you just never got around to changing it. Whatever your motivation is for considering a tub to shower conversion, we have some tips for you.
What is a tub to shower conversion?
A tub to shower conversion involves replacing a bathtub or a bath/shower with a walk-in shower. A professional contractor can tear out the old tub and any fittings along with it, and fit the new shower unit that you choose for your bathroom.
Why would you consider one?
There are many reasons why you might want to replace your tub with a shower unit. Here are just a few of the most common ones:
- You never use your tub – If you have a bath/shower but you only ever use it as a shower, then the bathtub is just taking up unnecessary space in your bathroom.
- Mobility issues – If you or someone in your household is aging or has developed mobility issues due to injury, then it can be difficult to get into and out of the tub, so an easy-access shower is a much safer and more convenient choice.
- You want more space – Bathtubs can take up a lot of space, making small bathrooms feel cramped. A tub to shower conversion can help you to make the most of the space in your small bathroom.
What are the benefits of a tub to shower conversion?
Other than the convenience of easier access and the space-saving benefits it can offer, as already mentioned above, there are a number of benefits that come with tub to shower conversions.
- Easier to clean – Bending over to clean a bathtub can be difficult and wreak havoc on your back. With a converted shower unit, you can simply stand up while inside or outside of the unit and clean the walls and door. You can even do some quick cleaning and rinsing while taking a shower.
- Safer – Bathrooms and their fixtures can become slippery, and climbing into and out of a bathtub poses more of a risk of slipping compared to a shower.
- More efficient – Running a bath can take a long time. By the time your bath is full and temperate, you could have already finished your shower. Plus, showers tend to use less water compared to baths as long as your showers aren’t too long. So, they are more energy efficient, reducing your household bills.
Have you made your mind up about having a tub to shower conversion in your home? HousePro Home Improvement can help you get it done. Contact us if you’re planning this home improvement in Winston Salem, Greensboro, High Point, Kernersville, or their surrounding communities.