August 18, 2016
Is a Tub-to-Shower Conversion Right for You?
Have you ever considered converting your old bathtub into a brand new shower? If so, you are not alone. According to the American Institute of Architects, more Americans are jumping into the shower only trend when it comes to bathroom remodels.
Time is a big factor in the changing attitudes. For many families, the days of a harried Mom locking herself in the bathroom imploring, “Calgon, take me away” have given way to families with busier lives and less time or inclination to luxuriate in a bubble bath.
People are coming clean about their bathing preferences and most prefer showering over bathing. And, it’s not just that showers are quicker than baths. There are environmental, financial and safety issues to consider as well.
– Easier to clean
– Better for home resale in many cases
– Use less water than bathtubs
– More efficient for small bathrooms
Aging In Place and Accessibility Drive Change
Another big driver is the graying of America. As baby boomers hit retirement in droves, most want to stay in their homes as long as possible. Improving the safety and usability of a home’s bathroom by converting the bathtub into a shower can be a big help in that area.
For instance, older homeowners may develop serious or chronic health problems that affect their mobility and safety over time. Many can stay in their home much longer with just a few changes to their home like a tub-to-shower conversion, showers with seating, or step-through inserts.
On a practical level, with the average assisted living fees or nursing home care potentially running thousands of dollars each month, many homeowners recognize they can recoup their bathroom remodeling costs in just a couple of months, saving them a considerable amount of money in the long run.
If this all makes sense to you, a tub-to-shower conversion may be just the solution for your bathroom remodeling needs.
The Tub-to-Shower Conversion Process
What exactly is a tub-to-shower conversion? Just like it sounds – a tub-to-shower conversion replaces your old tub with a more modern walk-in shower. This conversion can be from a basin tub to walk-in shower, or a shower and tub combo to sliding enclosure. Basically, if you intend to keep all the same plumbing as your original tub, you can replace the existing fixtures and shower walls in just a couple of days for a very reasonable price.
The Bath Planet Solution
If you are looking for a bathroom remodeling solution that delivers quality and value, but that won’t disrupt your home for weeks or break your budget, a Bath Planet tub-to-shower conversion could be the answer.
At Home Town Restyling, we are proud to be the exclusive supplier of Bath Planet products in eastern Iowa. As a leading bathroom remodel manufacturer, Bath Planet’s acrylic products – all manufactured in the USA – come in a wide variety of colors, styles and finishes. Every bathtub and shower product they sell is custom fabricated based on the carefully measured specifications of your bathroom.
If there is a bathroom remodeling project in your future, Home Town Restyling can help you start planning before you ever leave home. Download our free Complete Guide to Bath Tub and Shower Replacement and start planning today.