Tub-to-Shower Conversions

Rub-A-Dub-Dub: Why Replace the Tub?

How often do you use your bathtub? If you’re like most people, it’s probably a rare day when you have time to enjoy a relaxing bubble bath. That’s not to say that standard tubs are no longer useful; they’re great for bathing children and pets. But if you already have a bathtub in one of the bathrooms in your home, you might be craving tub-to-shower conversions in your master bedroom and guest bathroom.

A 2012 survey conducted by the National Association of Home Builders revealed that bathrooms are the most popular remodeling project in the United States. And, large walk-in showers are increasingly popular for the spa-like comfort they create at home. Who wouldn’t want to start the morning, or unwind at the end of a long day, under the soothing jets of a rain showerhead?

Aesthetics and experience aren’t the only reasons tub-to-shower conversions are increasingly popular. Here are other considerations that residents in the Triangle area cite when looking to make a tub to shower conversion:

Tub-to-Shower Conversions

The Illusion of Added Space: A bathroom should not only be functional, it should also reflect your style while making the most of your given space. Tub-to-shower conversions are an easy way to visually enlarge the bathroom, and, often, create additional space for storage.

Safety: No matter your age, balancing on one foot while stepping up and over a tub wall is a safety risk – especially if your feet are wet and slippery. For individuals with mobility issues, tubs compound that danger. In contrast, large, barrier-free walk-in showers with built-in-seats allow for aging in place. When needed, custom walk-in showers can be adapted to include wheelchair accessibility, grab bars, and slip-resistant surfaces.

Increased Resale Value: In today’s housing market, a custom walk-in shower is a value-added feature. Homeowners wanting to maximize their home’s resale potential often do so with a tub to shower conversion because large, walk-in showers perform well when it comes to earning a return on investment. It makes sense, really – everyone wants a good shower.

Tub-to-shower conversions by The Bath Shop of Raleigh, NC

Mold and Mildew Prevention: Eradicating mold and mildew can be difficult, especially when it’s trapped in old grout or growing on a surface that creates ideal conditions. The Bath Shop can recommend materials that will prevent mold and mildew from adhering so easily to the surface of your new shower. This means you’ll spend less time cleaning your walk-in shower, and more time enjoying it.

Easy Clean-Up: Homeowners with old porcelain, plastic, or acrylic tubs know the disappointment of scrubbing a tub with gusto only to have the end result look no better than it did before. New walk-in shower wall surfaces make removing soap scum effortless. They also alleviate the need for advanced training in yoga or gymnastics in order to reach the far side of a traditional tub!

Want to learn more about a how a tub to shower conversion can enhance your home? Contact us for a complimentary consult.

 

Tub-to-shower conversions from The Bath Shop of Raleigh, NC
Tub-to-shower conversions by The Bath Shop of Raleigh, NC

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