The bathtub and shower combo is a standard in many homes, even modern homes with a more minimalist and space-sensitive approach to construction and design. It’s also not uncommon to outgrow the bathtub, especially if there are no young children in the household.
In many cases, the bathtub actually becomes a design liability. It’s often too boxy, space-hungry and redundant with the shower in place. In this post, EZ Baths shares the four benefits of a tub to shower conversion.
1. You Get More Floor Space
Getting rid of the bathtub helps free up floor space which is especially valuable in small bathrooms. Even if you convert the tub into a shower, you’re still creating extra floor space and allowance for the sink, toilet and the door. A more spacious bathroom isn’t just practical. It’s also attractive and looks more luxurious.
2. An Obstacle-Free Entry
Tub to shower conversions are especially attractive if you want to make a more senior-friendly bathroom. If you still want a tub for your space, we recommend a walk-in tub installation. It’s a great aging-in-place alternative to the standard bath and gives your elderly loved ones a place to sit while in the bathroom.
3. You Gain More Sitting Area
Converting a bathtub into a standalone shower gives you the option to add a bench or built-in seat for a more restful and comfortable shower. Since you’re also freeing space in the bath itself, you can also add extra seating areas in the space where your tub used to be.
4. You Take Advantage of Sliding Doors
The standard shower curtain may look nice, but it can get messy and often interferes with the established look of the bathroom. By converting the tub into a shower, you have the option to add sliding doors for a sleeker and more polished aesthetic.
When you search for the top bathroom remodelers near me, we’re one of the first to come up. At EZ Baths, we offer complete shower services, from door installation to tub to shower conversion. Call us today at (510) 473-8350 to learn more about our bathroom services. We offer walk-in tub installation in Hayward, CA, and other parts of California.