What’s a Tub to Shower Conversion?

November 28, 2017

Are you no longer happy with your bathroom situation in your home? It may be a good time to consider a bathtub renovation. Many older homes have bathtubs instead of showers. This can be an asset when you are raising little children, but isn’t ideal for a home full of adults.

By converting your unused bathtub to a shower, you can make your life easier in the morning. But what is a tub to shower conversion anyway? Let’s take a closer look.

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What is a Tub to Shower Conversion?

A bathtub to shower conversion is just what it sounds like, converting your existing bathtub into a shower. These conversions can be relatively simple, or more complex, depending on exactly what you would like in your bathroom.

For the conversion, your tub-to-shower conversion contractor will remove the existing tub and custom fit a shower in the place left by the tub. The area is then waterproofed, any necessary plumbing is rerouted, and the shower hardware is installed. The complexity of the conversion is dependent on your budget and preference. With the wide array of shower options, anyone can find a style that fits their house the best.

How Extensive is the Renovation?

The extent of your renovation is based on the type of shower you’d like in your bathroom. Custom fitted shower molds are a more economical option, whereas full tile showers cost more but have that wow factor which inserts lack. By working with a contractor to design your ideal shower you can get a better idea of what is realistic for your bathroom and your budget. The time needed for the conversion will also vary based on the complexity of the shower.

What are the Pros and Cons?

So now that you know a little better how the conversion works, it’s time to consider the pros and cons of converting your tub. Showers are preferred by most home buyers, and are a great option for aging families. Showers are more easily accessible making them attractive to homeowners and prospective buyers.

One scenario where a conversion is not the best idea, however, is if you are considering converting the only bathtub in the home. If in the future you decide to sell the home, you may run into some issues. While most prospective buyers prefer a shower, it is always smart to have one tub in the house in case buyers with little children are looking at it.

If you are ready to give your bathroom a makeover, give us at Bath Doctor a call! Our team of professional Baltimore bathroom renovators can help you decide whether or not a bathtub to shower conversion is for you, and help you design the perfect bathroom for your budget and your family.

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