One of the biggest trends in home remodeling in recent years is replacing an old bathtub with a shower. In the past, everyone wanted a spacious bathtub in the master bath, but these days, it’s a big, roomy shower that homeowners are after. Is this a trend that’s here to stay? We think it is, but you should still have some solid reasons for converting your bathtub into a shower. Here are a few to consider.
Do you need to replace your bathtub anyway? Then it’s worth considering remodeling it into a shower. Maybe you’re ready to replace that vintage avocado green bathtub or you’re tired of cleaning mold off of your grout every few weeks—whatever the reason, if you’re sick of your bathtub, it’s a good time to figure out whether you want to replace it with another or if you’d be better off modernizing your space with a brand new shower instead. With Bath Fitter, we make the bathtub-to-shower conversion process easy because we work with the existing footprint of your bathtub.
Here’s why we think showers are trending in bathroom design—we all like the idea of a relaxing soak in the tub, but we use a shower every day. Why have a bathtub in your bathroom if you hardly ever use it? Because our walk-in showers can be fitted with a glass door rather than being closed off with a shower curtain, they make your bathroom appear bigger and more modern. You’ll maximize your bathing area by adding several inches of shower floor space originally taken up by the bathtub walls and our shower surrounds are a cinch to keep clean, with shelves to store all of your soaps, shampoos, and conditioners.
Of course, it’s important when remodeling your home to always keep resale value in mind. Most homebuyers want at least one bathtub in a home, whether it’s for bathing kids, pets, or heavy-duty cleanup jobs that don’t fit in a sink. If you only have one bathtub in your home, we recommend updating it with a bathtub replacement or tub surround. If, on the other hand, you have another bathtub available, changing one to a walk-in shower can improve resale value thanks to its more modern look.
As we get older, it can become more difficult getting in and out of a tub—and sometimes it’s even dangerous. Arthritis, recovery from surgery, limited mobility, and issues with balance can all make a simple everyday activity like taking a shower perilous. Converting your bathtub into a walk-in shower provides a safer solution when mobility is a factor. We offer low threshold and barrier-free shower bases with slip-resistant floors; when needed, we can also add grab bars and shower seats.
If you live in the Tampa Bay area and you’d like to schedule an estimate for a bathtub to shower conversion, contact Bath Fitter today at 727-298-8827.