Beautiful bathrooms. There are entire sections of Pinterest dedicated to them, along with scores of beautiful images adorning home improvement websites, fixer-upper TV shows, and interior design magazines.
Bathrooms have become an oasis in many homes – a place that’s meant to be quiet and zen and restorative. It’s a place where you can have privacy and shut out the demands of technology and work and daily responsibilities.
As home shoppers rely more and more on the internet to browse real estate and interior design trends, there’s a greater likelihood that they’re going to want a bathroom that’s both beautiful and functional. Converting a traditional tub to a shower is one of the best ways to achieve this upgraded functionality.
Why Should You Consider a Tub-to-Shower Conversion?
There are many reasons that a tub-to-shower conversion could make sense for your home and lifestyle. We’ve compiled a few of the top ways a tub-to-shower conversion might make sense and give an overall refresh to your bathroom space.
A tub-to-shower conversion can free up some square footage and give you additional space.
Converting a traditional tub to a shower can give your bathroom an entirely new look and feel. And, if you’re short on space, making the conversion may also free up a few square feet and give you a little more elbow room.
A tub-to-shower conversion makes self-care a little more accessible.
And, if you’re a busy person or a parent of young children, those few minutes in the shower may be your only moments of solitude throughout the entire day. With your schedule, soaking in a luxurious bath may be a pipe dream, but a quick shower is a daily necessity.
Spending those few minutes of self-care in an attractive, easy-to-access steamy shower can be more relaxing than stepping into a tub/shower combo and fighting with a clingy shower curtain during this daily ritual.
A tub-to-shower conversion can make your home more marketable in the future.
Millennials are the biggest current buying demographic on the market, and they have spoken regarding their bathroom preferences. 76 percent of millennials surveyed have expressed a preference for a separate shower stall in their bathrooms.
When you’re getting ready to sell your home, bathrooms and kitchens are the areas that make the biggest impact on your buyers. By focusing your renovations on creating a beautiful shower space, you’ll already be ahead of the game before you even complete your real estate listing.
A tub-to-shower conversion can make it easier to age in place.
If you’re trying to stay in your home as long as possible, it can make sense to look at different ways to safely utilize your home bathroom as long as possible. Walk-in bathtubs can be a great option for many people whose physical condition may make it difficult to access a traditional tub/shower combo.
However, if you love the feeling of rinsing off and being refreshed by an overhead shower, a tub-to-shower conversion can allow you to put in a barrier-free entry option that makes it easier to step in and out on even surfaces.
What Updates Make Sense for My Tub-To-Shower Conversion?
To refresh the look of your bathroom with a tub-to-shower conversion, you’ll want to consider the following options:
- Colors and styles: How much of your bathroom’s look will need to be updated depending on the shower style you choose? Because the shower or bath is typically a bathroom focal point, it may make the most sense to choose what you like for the tub-to-shower conversion, then update the rest of the bathroom (towel colors, hardware, etc.) as you have the resources in the future.
- Shelving: Consider the items you usually keep in the shower. Are you utilitarian and stick to a basic bar of soap and a bottle of shampoo? Or do you like to keep other items – like face washes and masques, a loofah, razors, and creams – in your shower for easy access? Depending on how much you like to store, you may want to add more shower shelf space, rather than leaving items on the floor or toting a caddy back and forth like in college dorm days.
- Accessories: Choose handles, grab bars and more that accent the color scheme and feel you were going for with your bath space.
- Seating: A bench in the shower can add an air of relaxation and luxury, allowing the shower user to sit down and bask in the steamy spa atmosphere. From a practical perspective, a bench can also provide storage or make it easier to shave your legs.
Your bathroom does a lot of hard work for you, making sure you feel refreshed and ready to take on the day. Don’t you think it’s time you did the same for your bathroom, giving it a new lease on life with a tub-to-shower conversion? If you’re interested in getting started with a fresh new look and feel in your bathroom space, USA BATH can help you complete the renovations that will create the shower of your dreams. Contact us and let’s get started.