Can I Convert My Bathtub to a Shower?

June 27, 2017

Home trends are constantly changing and bathrooms are one area where you’ll want to be careful and pay attention to trends. Bathtubs have been decreasing in popularity with larger, more luxurious showers taking their place. But how involved of a project is converting a tub to a shower? Let’s look at some facts about bathtub conversions, as well as some considerations that need to be taken.

How is the Conversion Done?

Converting a bathtub into a shower sounds complex and overwhelming, but it really isn’t as complicated as you’d think. Because your bathroom already has plumbing in the correct place, the conversion is just a matter removing the existing tub and custom fitting a shower in its place. First, the existing bathtub will be removed and any additional plumbing that needs to be installed will be. Then a custom fitted shower base will be put in the tub’s place. After the new base is in place it will be waterproofed, as well as the walls surrounding it. And finally, a custom fitted shower door will be installed to the new shower.

What Things Should I Take Into Consideration?

One of the biggest things you should take into consideration when deciding if a tub to shower conversion is the right decision for your bathroom, is if it will improve the resale value of your home. If you have another tub in the house, then converting your tub into a shower is likely a great idea. If the tub in question is the only tub in the house, however, it may be wise to more carefully consider if it’s the best move for your home. Many young buyers want to make sure there is a tub available for their kids, so if you remove the only tub in the home, you may run into problems when it comes time to sell. If your home does have another bathtub however, upgrading a tub into a large, spacious shower is a great idea!

If you are considering making changes in one or more of your bathrooms, give Bath Doctor a call today to discuss your tub to shower conversion! We have years of experience in bathroom remodels and renovations, and our tub to shower conversion service is affordable and customizable. Our team of experts can help you make the best decision for your home, your bathroom, and your life!

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