What good is having a bathtub if it’s hardly ever used? Many people like the thought of soaking in a hot bubble bath with candle light. However, taking the time to draw a bath is often a luxury for most of us. As we get older, the high walls of the bathtub can be a mobility challenge or even put you at danger of a fall. If you are looking for a way to open up your bathroom space with a safer alternative, converting your bathtub to a shower might be the right idea. Here is your guide to deciding if a shower is a better use of your bathing space!
The Bathtub-to-Shower Conversion
Turning a tub into a shower is one way to reinvent your bathroom. The process is quite simple: Exchange the bathtub for a shower that better fits the space. Often, this will open up the floor plan and reduce the risk of slipping and sliding, since you won’t have to step over a slippery tub side or to deal with stubborn drainage issues. Here are four benefits of converting tubs to showers.
A shower doesn’t require the same maintenance as a bathtub does. In fact, USA Bath showers are easier to clean than traditional showers. They also resist mold and mildew, so you don’t have to worry about spraying down the walls and floors when you’re done or setting aside time on a Saturday to scrub the shower clean.
A bathtub confines you to a small area and doesn’t provide much freedom of movement. Today’s showers are more spacious and almost feel like a room within a room. You don’t have to step over the wall of the tub to get inside or deal with an annoying shower curtain as you shampoo. A shower with glass doors will make the entire bathroom appear more open and spacious than it did with a tub-and-curtain combo.
In addition to opening up your bathing space, converting your bath tub to a shower also gives you a safer bathing experience. You can avoid having to step over the wall of the tub, which is one of the most common causes of falls in the bathroom. With the addition of a seat and grab bars, your bathing space can be even more comfortable than a standard bathtub, since you will be spared from having to sit all the way down to floor level.
A new shower also allows you more options to choose from for a customized bathing experience. Flush-mount soap dishes, and shelves make it easy to store your bathing supplies and accessories. A shaving stand comes in handy for preventing slips and falls while shaving your legs, and a corner bench is nice for relaxing while the steam wraps you in comfort. Whether you opt for a two-shelf corner caddy or a shower seat, you have the freedom to create the perfect shower with the accessories to maximize your experience.
Enjoy a New Shower Remodel
Ready to take your bathroom to the next level with a tub-to-shower conversion? Contact us directly to learn about our shower remodeling services. An old tub does nothing for the look of your bathroom, especially if you don’t even use it. A new shower upgrades your room’s visual aesthetic, reduces your cleaning chores and makes bathing a comfortable and modern experience.