For a long time, the standard bathroom design included a combination shower/tub. In recent years, this trend has been replaced by large, modern showers that offer many more benefits than bathtubs. From style, to convenience, to safety, these showers can really add value to both your home and your life. But if you’re in an older house that still has a tub, there’s no reason to worry. With the right bathroom remodeler, you can turn that old tub into a beautiful new shower. Here are 5 reasons why you should consider converting your bathtub to a shower.
- Safety and Accessibility
The bathroom is the most likely place in the home for someone to get hurt. A high number of these injuries come from getting in and out of the tub. This often happens to the elderly, but even younger family members are at risk. Converting your tub to a shower can significantly lower this danger. This is especially true if you go with a curbless shower or walk-in shower. To increase shower safety even more, you may also want to consider adding a grab-bar to help you get in and out. And scald-free water controls will ensure you don’t get burned by a sudden temperature increase.
- Beauty and Style
Home remodeling is not only about function, but also about style. And a tub-to-shower conversion is no different. With many features and options available to fit your tastes, all you need is a creative designer like Robin to help you achieve the shower of your dreams. Choose from many tile styles, colors, shower shapes, and fixtures to create the exact shower you want. You can even pick from various glass door types like opaque, clear, etched, or trimmed, which are much nicer than that ugly curtain. And if you want your shampoos and soaps to fit right in, try adding in shelves or a shower niche.
- Increased Space and Convenience
Getting rid of your old bathtub/shower combo will open up space, resulting in more comfortable showers. Having that extra elbow room will allow you to relax and enjoy the hot water. The extra space will also expand the usefulness of your shower. For instance, many people rave about how easy it is to wash their dogs in their newly-converted shower. The same is true for cleaning your young children. And let’s not forget about those intimate moments where you want to shower with a loved-one.
- Stress Relief and Health
While adding a large shower can increase your basic comfort, there’s no reason to stop there. In today’s fast-paced world, we could all use a little stress relief. So why not make your shower into a your own little home spa. Modern technology has made it easier and less expensive than you think. You can start with some more obvious features like multiple shower heads, built-in Bluetooth speakers, and a shower bench. But you also might want to consider more advanced features like a steam shower, which can provide you with true relaxation for a minor investment.
- More Cleanliness and Less Maintenance
Simply put, bathtubs require a lot of cleaning. Unsightly and unhealthy grime builds up quickly, and must be scrubbed off. A modern shower is just way easier to clean, saving you time and annoyance. And if you choose a shower door with a trackless bottom, you will basically eliminate the need for shower cleaning altogether. Now you can spend that extra time relaxing in your new, modern shower!
Converting your bathtub to a shower requires experience and attention to detail, which is why working with Certified Bathroom Designers (CBD) like Chet and Robin is such a huge advantage. If you’d like to learn more, you might want to visit the brand new showroom at Sparta Trades, a location they’ve been at for over 50 years. You can also fill out this bathroom questionnaire or call (973) 729-3171 to speak with a knowledgeable designer who can answer all your questions.