Is a tub-to-shower conversion the best investment you can make? If your bathtub does little more than take up space, this bathroom remodel might be ideal.
Not only does it give you room to claw back space, but it also lets you make allowances for limited mobility. Your updated bathroom can become your luxurious oasis with a steam shower, patterned glass shower doors, and a good foot of extra space.
What Are the Benefits of a Tub to Shower Bathroom Remodel?
At first glance, you may wonder if swapping out the bathtub for a shower base is a downgrade. As your pro bathroom remodeling team, we can assure you it is not. Few remodel projects today offer the same range of benefits at such a low cost.
1. Easy Access
One of the most notable benefits of converting your tub into a shower is improving the ease of access. This is especially important for people with mobility issues who battle to climb in and out of the bathtub.
You can install a shower for people with such problems in mind. Home improvement options here include:
- Textured floors to prevent slipping
- Handrails for good grip
- Seating for those who cannot stand in the shower
- A wet shower option for those who cannot navigate the lip of a shower basin
Having an easier-to-access shower also improves your bathroom’s safety.
The combination of soap, water, and tiled flooring can quickly create a tripping hazard. The idea of slipping while climbing out of the bathtub alone makes you consider a tub-to-shower conversion. Navigating a four-inch threshold is far simpler in the long run.
2. Simplified Cleaning
A shower practically cleans itself. The tiles shrug off water, foam, and soap scum because they are not porous. Rinsing the shower out is simple, and a once-weekly scrub-down will be sufficient to keep it sanitary.
Imagine never having to worry about cleaning a ring from the bathtub again. Replacing your tub with a shower means spending less time cleaning out drain lines tiles and more time doing other, more enjoyable things.
3. Installation Is Fast and Cost-Effective
Bathroom remodeling often entails gutting the entire space and starting from scratch. Here we remove the tub, place the shower base, and extend the piping a little. We may need to tidy up the tiles, but overall it takes days rather than weeks.
When you’re running on a tight budget, it makes sense to use what you have. With this project, we match your shower base to your existing basin and, if applicable, toilet. You don’t need to buy a new vanity, mirrors, or any standard bathroom accessories, saving you money.
Are You Ready to Discuss Glass Shower Doors and Your Updated Bathroom?
Contact the Butler Contracting team to talk about how to transform your dreary old bathtub into a spa-like space. Call us at (844) 628-8537 today for your free estimate on your tub-to-shower conversion or to explore bathroom design ideas.