Turning a Tub into a Shower: The Benefits of Converting | USA Bath®

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A bathtub is a great option for bathing small children and adults who enjoy a bubble bath after a long day at work. As we age, bathtubs become cumbersome and can pose a risk of accidents and falls. If you don’t use your bathtub or want to convert your bathroom to an aging-in-place design, you may want to opt for a tub-to-shower conversion.

USA Bath® is Sacramento’s leading source for bathroom remodeling and accessibility or aging-in-place upgrades. Keep reading to learn more about the primary benefits of tub-to-shower conversions to see if it might be right for your bathroom.


As the name suggests, a tub-to-shower conversion means swapping your bathtub for a shower that suits your needs better. This makes your bathroom more accessible and reduces the risk of falls from slipping as you exit the shower. Typically, a tub-to-shower conversion also opens up your floor plan and makes the bathroom seem larger than it was before.


It may be time to consider turning your tub into a shower for several reasons. Let’s look at some of the benefits you can expect if you opt for a tub-to-shower conversion and how they can impact your health and the value of your home.


Cleaning a bathtub is a big undertaking that involves much scrubbing. Converting your tub to a shower benefits the people who have to clean it the most. Showers are much easier to clean, and our products are mold and mildew resistant. That means you won’t have to worry about spraying the inside of the shower after each use.


Bathtubs have solid walls on all four sides, making it difficult for you to move freely inside. Showers have more space, and with a glass door, it will feel luxuriously large. When you turn your tub into a shower, you won’t have to step over the side to get in and out, and a damp, clingy shower curtain will be a thing of the past. Instead, you’ll have a seamless threshold and a solid door that creates a spacious shower area.


Removing your bathtub makes your bathroom safer since most at-home accidents happen when people fall from stepping over the ledge as they enter and exit the tub. By turning your tub into a shower, you’ll eliminate that tall ledge and make room for a bathroom seat. Combine these changes with installing a few thoughtfully placed grab bars, and you’ll have a place that feels safe and luxurious to shower each day. As you age in place, you can rest assured that your bathroom can accommodate your ever-changing needs.


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.


By turning your tub into a shower, you’ll instantly increase the value of your home. Bathroom remodels often have a high return on investment (ROI), and you’ll reap the rewards when it comes time to sell. By opting for a bathtub-to-shower conversion, you’ll invest in your safety and home.


Showers have been proven to use less water than baths, which makes them more energy efficient. By converting your tub into a shower, you can ensure that every time you bathe, you save water and money on your monthly energy bill! Not only is it a wise financial choice, but it’s also great for the environment.


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.