Are you thinking about re-doing or renovating your bathroom? Small touches like decorative DIY mirrors, new faucets, upgraded hardware or updated flooring can make a big impact on a small budget. But if you’re going big, you might be doing a complete overhaul including replacing sinks, vanities, the toilet and bathtub or shower.
You may even consider swapping your bathtub for a shower. A large, open shower is visually stunning and highly functional. It may even add value to your home to have a big master shower. But before you take the leap and tear out the tub, take a look at some factors you should consider pre-renovation:
Do You Really Need a Tub?
If you plan to live in your home forever and you never care about taking a bath, it’s totally okay to go without a bathtub. However, if you plan to sell your home eventually, “no bathtub” may be a deal-breaker for potential buyers. This is especially true for families with small children. If you have more than one bathtub, you can be fairly certain taking one out is a reasonable choice and won’t impact the potential future sale of your home.
What Are the Benefits of a Bathtub-to-Shower Conversion?
If you’re considering a bathtub-to-shower conversion, think about the pros of replacing your cramped bath with a beautiful shower. These benefits including:
- The ease of entering and exiting a shower.
- The potential resale value of a new shower.
- The water savings your household will experience by swapping baths with showers.
- Bathroom space savings.
Bathtub-to-Shower Conversion Plan
The design of your bathtub-to-shower conversion is critical to the success of the project. Things to consider include:
- The size of the space where the shower will replace the tub.
- Whether or not there’s a window to work around.
- The condition and location of the drains and pipes.
- The style and materials you have in mind.
- Your budget.
Whether you custom-build the entire shower from the floor up or you use a shower stall kit, the outcome of the transition from tub to shower is dependent on your design choices.
Choose Glass Doctor for All Your Bathtub-to-Shower Conversion Glass Needs
When you’re ready to replace your bathtub with a shower, make sure you choose the best materials and workmanship.
The qualified experts at Glass Doctor® can give you a free in-home estimate on bathroom and shower glass that will complement your design and complete your bathtub-to-shower conversion. Call 833-974-0209 or schedule an appointment online to begin your bathtub to shower conversion.
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