August 5, 2015
Quick and Affordable Bathroom Remodel Options
Quick and Affordable Bathroom Remodel Projects
Some people are bath people, some like showers. Some like both, and sometimes your household is split. It is not just an either/or world anymore. Fortunately, innovations in bathroom fixtures have opened up a completely new world of bathroom design options for homeowners of all ages.
Whether you just want to spruce up your existing space, add safety features or switch up your fixtures entirely, there are several products available to transform your bathroom in a matter of days at an affordable price.
One of the most popular modifications is a walk-in tub. Walk-in tubs have come a long way in just a few years. More than just a box with a seat and a sealed door, these bath fixtures now run the gamut of upgrades and accessories including:
- Handheld Shower Wand
- Water-Massage Jets for Hydrotherapy
- Warm-Air Jets
- ADA-Compliant Safety Seat
- Safety Bar
- Slip-Resistant Floor
- Low-Threshold, No-Leak Door
- Easy-to-Use Controls
For more ideas about walk-in tubs, you can visit our walk-in tub gallery.
Another popular option for modern bathrooms is to remove the bathtub entirely. Many families find that their oversized garden and jetted bathtubs, so popular a few years ago, take up an awful lot of space but don’t get used much, if at all. With this in mind, many are opting for a tub-to-shower conversion.
Durable acrylic tub-to-shower conversions provide large, luxurious shower spaces that won’t peel, crack, fade or chip. In addition, this type of shower is great for those with limited mobility because it is easier to get in and out of than a traditional bath.
Barrier Free Shower Bases
Barrier-free shower bases are generally installed to give easy shower access to individuals with disabilities or limited mobility. Wheelchair accessible showers allow people of all abilities to enjoy a safe and comfortable bathing experience. We’d be happy to review all your options and help you make the right decision for your bathroom.
Step-Through Bath Tub Inserts
For homeowners who don’t want a complete tub-to-shower conversion, it’s possible to modify your current bathtub with a step-through insert. Installation of step-through inserts consists of cutting a section of the existing tub and then custom fitting that opening with attractive finishes. Step-through inserts can be installed on virtually any bathtub, including fiberglass, steel and even cast iron.
Replacement Bath Tubs and Wall Surrounds
For the people who love luxuriating in a nice hot bath, there is just no substitute. However, as many tubs age, they can show their age and become hard, if not impossible, to get sparkling clean. Some people resort to refinishing or re-glazing their old tub but we don’t recommend this option as it is a temporary solution, likely to peel, crack or wear off within 5-10 years. If you have determined that your tub has reached the point of no return, you can replace it with a brand new, easy to clean acrylic bathtub for less than you think.
When we replace your old bathtub, we also replace the wall surrounds. This includes precise measurements of your bathtub walls. Our wall surrounds are made of strong, durable acrylic that is non-porous and grout free, eliminating the mold and mildew issues common is so many older bathrooms.
If there is a bathroom remodeling project in your future, Home Town Restyling can help you start planning for the project before you ever leave home. Download our free Bathroom Remodeling Checklist and start planning like a pro or request a free quote and one of our representatives will be in contact with you shortly.