If you’re like many modern homeowners, you’ve got a standard bathtub/shower combination in your home — and you may find it less than desirable due to its lack of functionality, its outdated design, or the difficulty keeping it clean. Fortunately, tub-to-shower conversion options exist for homeowners in your position and making the switch comes with several benefits. Today, we look at the top five reasons to convert your bathtub into a shower.
Showers Are Safer
Due to slippery, hard surfaces, the bathroom is the most dangerous room in the average home, and climbing in and out of a bathtub with high sides puts even those with typical mobility function at risk of experiencing slip-and-fall accidents. A tub-to-shower conversion substantially reduces the risk of these occurrences. During the remodeling process, you can choose to have extra safety features added, such as grab bars and low threshold showers.
Showers Are Easier to Clean
Cleaning a bathtub means getting down on your knees and leaning into the tub. For larger tubs, reaching all of the surface areas can be uncomfortable or challenging. Cleaning a shower is far easier, especially with all the products currently on the market designed to allow you to simply spray the shower’s interior after each use — some don’t even require a quick rinse. The Jacuzzi® shower system we install has built-in anti-microbial protection, with embedded silver ions that resist mold and bacteria growth.
Showers Use Less Water
Although it might not seem possible that showering uses less water than bathing, the typical 10-minute shower only uses about 20 gallons of water, while bathing in a tub requires an average of 30 gallons. As you probably already know, utility costs, including water and the energy used to heat the water, have risen significantly in recent years. Not only will you lighten your impact on the environment by using less water, but you’ll also save money on your utility bills.
Showers Provide a Visual Upgrade
Not only does a tub-to-shower conversion offer homeowners improved functionality, but it also provides aesthetic advantages. You’ll be able to choose from a wide range of colors, fixtures, and shapes. One of the best ways to beautify your bathroom is to choose attractive glass for your shower. Popular choices include etched and patterned glass, frosted and opaque glass, crystal clear glass, and tinted glass. Choosing an acrylic shower adds to the aesthetics because these are highly scratch-resistant and don’t crack, warp, or discolor over time.
Showers Take Up Less Room
Due to their vertical construction, showers take up less room in the bathroom than their bathtub counterparts — and this allows homeowners to opt for larger, more comfortable showers. You’ll be able to add amenities such as a shower bench or multiple shower heads when more space is part of the picture.
Tub-to-shower conversions require a bathroom remodeler with expertise and experience, so contact Bath Experts today for more information on how we can help you achieve the bathroom of your dreams quickly and easily.