Tub-to-Shower Remodel: How to Determine If a Conversion Is Right for You

Planning a bathroom renovation is one of the most exciting projects you can do in your home. After all, a thoughtfully designed bathroom can become a sanctuary for relaxation that you can enjoy daily. Before you get started, it’s important to think about what you want to get out of your bathroom. For example, if you don’t often use your bathtub, you might want to consider a tub-to-shower remodel

Not sure if a tub-to-shower conversion is right for you? The following checklist can help you make the best decision for your home. 

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A Tub-to-Shower Remodel Is Right for You If…

  • You Have Another Bathroom in Your Home

The general consensus is that you need at least one bathtub in your home for resale value. So, if you have another bathtub somewhere in your home, you won’t have to worry about any negative impacts of converting one into a shower. In fact, when you do decide to sell, prospective buyers might prefer that you have an updated standing shower in addition to a traditional tub. 

  • You Want to Make Your Bathroom More Accessible

Do you find it hard to climb in and out of your tub safely? Or, maybe accessibility isn’t an issue now, but you plan to age-in-place in your home? Either way, creating a safer, more accessible bathing area is something you may want to consider. By replacing your bathtub with a barrier-free shower, you can bathe safely, without having to worry about tripping and falling. Our showers also have available safety features like comfortable seating and grab bars for added peace of mind. 

  • You Want to Maximize the Space in Your Bathroom

In most cases, bathtubs visually make your bathroom look smaller since they take up so much space. If you want to make your bathroom look and feel bigger, replacing your tub with a shower is a great way to do it. Whether you choose a shower with a smaller footprint than your old tub, or you choose a shower that fits in the old space, your bathroom will appear bigger simply because the vertical nature of the shower creates the illusion of more space. 

  • You Want Your Bathroom to Look More Modern

When exploring bathroom design ideas, you’ll notice that most modern spaces have clean, bright shower areas. An old bathtub makes your whole bathroom look dated, whereas a shower can instantly make it look fresh and new. 

  • You Want to Make Cleaning Easier

Cleaning the bathroom is no fun, but when you replace your bathtub with a new acrylic shower from BathWorks, your chore list will get a bit easier. That’s because our showers are made from a nonporous, high-gloss finish that’s resistant to mold and mildew growth. All you have to do is quickly rinse it with soap and water to keep it sparkling. 

Transform Your Bathroom Today

So, how many items did you check off the list? If you marked off more than 1 or 2, a tub-to-shower remodel could be just what you need! When you’re ready to get started with your bathroom transformation, contact our team to set up an initial consultation and get one step closer to the bathroom of your dreams.

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