Reasons to Replace Your Tub With a Walk-in Shower

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Are you thinking of replacing your tub-shower combo with a new walk-in bathroom shower during your next remodel? There are many advantages to choosing showers over tubs. Read on for a brief guide about some of their benefits.

What Is a Walk-In Shower?

Before we talk about why you should install a walk-in shower, let’s discuss what it is exactly. This is a stand-alone shower that typically has a shallow or non-existent barrier and a floor with a slight slope. They are enclosed by curtains or glass doors. Because of these features, anyone can easily walk into the shower area, hence its name.

Why Should You Replace Your Tub With a Walk-In Shower?

There are many benefits to having a walk-in shower over a tub. For one, a tub can look a bit clunky because its body typically takes up a lot of floor area. A walk-in shower, on the other hand, will make your bathroom look more spacious because its floor is quite low.

If you don’t have a big space to work with in the first place, the area can appear tight and a little cluttered with a shower-tub combo. But with a walk-in shower, the space will become more visually and physically open.

A walk-in shower is also great if you have loved ones who have mobility issues. The wall of a shower-tub combo makes the bathing area quite difficult to get into. There’s a big risk that someone with mobility issues will trip over the wall and hurt themselves. Having a walk-in shower reduces the chances of accidents in the bathroom. Since your loved ones don’t have to step over a high wall to get to the bathing area, it becomes more accessible to them. They can easily and safely get in and out.

Call Home Town Restyling

Get in touch with Home Town Restyling in Eastern Iowa if you are considering installing a walk-in bathroom shower in your home. We have many prefab shower models that can fit a variety of decor styles.