Should I Convert My Bathtub into a Shower?
When it comes time for a bathroom update, you may consider converting your bathtub into a shower. A tub to shower conversion is a popular remodeling project and an easy way to update an outdated bathroom. You can convert a small tub into a large shower, all while adding style and functionality.
If you are thinking about a bath remodel, be sure to consider these factors before making a decision that will affect your everyday life.
Here are five things to consider before converting your bathtub into a shower.
1. Have at Least One Bathtub in the Home
Those who work in real estate say you should have at least one bathtub in your house. If you decide to sell your home one day, having a bathtub is a selling point you might not want to give up. Of course, if you have no intention of selling your house, do whatever you would like to do to make you feel more at home.
A standing shower with accessories also has its benefits when it comes to selling. It can become increasingly difficult to get in and out of the bathtub safely as we get older. A shower equipped with a seat and gripping bars is the perfect solution for those with such difficulties. Not only that, but you can easily customize other accessories for your shower that cater to your lifestyle.
2. Drains Are Different Sizes
Tubs and showers will differ in their drain sizes. Before you start on your bathroom remodel, make sure you know about the changes that will need to be made, like changing the type and position of the drain you already have.
Waterproofing is a pretty crucial factor when talking about showers. You do not want to see water on the floor, any cracks in your tile, or mildew in each crevice. So it is best to leave a task like that to the professionals. When done right, your bathroom will sparkle long after installation.
4. The Valve
This sounds like a minor issue, but it is something to make a note of. Your shower valve will need to be raised since a tub valve is lower down. Correct valve placement is important, as it helps even out the water pressure and temperature. You probably would not welcome those kinds of surprises while relaxing in the shower.
5. A Shower Curtain
A typical shower curtain may not fit in with your new shower. You may be better off installing a glass enclosure. Glass enclosures come in different styles and patterns, various levels of frost, and a door to fit your space and preferences.
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McManus Kitchen and Bath is a design and build company specializing in kitchen and bath remodels.